Benefits of Massage

Massage therapy is the best possible form of relaxation, and it improves general health. While massage is a form of relaxation, it also improves circulation as well as treats various diseases.

The human body is closely related, so the massage helps the body as a whole and no matter what massage you receive, its action is always multiply. By applying pressure a therapist expands the capillaries and lymph vessels, leading to better secretion, which restores and refreshes the skin and subcutaneous tissue, promoting regeneration, removing wrinkles. Any good therapist will consider the body as a whole and work to improve their mental and physical state of the patient or client. Regardless of the technique used, the effects of massage will be good for the skeletal system, which will reduce the stiffness and pain, especially in the joints. It will increase the elasticity of muscles.

Massage affects the nervous system. It pleasantly stimulates the nervous system by acting on the pituitary secretion of the hormone endorphin, the hormone of happiness. Massage is the oldest form of therapeutic healing. It is a therapeutic method that simultaneously provokes a feeling of comfort, relaxation and harmony of the entire body and achieves positive changes in the physical body. In addition to the physical, massage gives positive mental effects – relaxation, pleasure, unburdened, peace of mind.

Massage is an excellent form of therapy for all ages – babies, children and adults. Massage can be a primary or adjunct treatment for certain disorders / diseases, and is always useful for healthy people. It is useful in case of painful muscles ( back, neck, arms, legs ), headache, indigestion, limited joint mobility, tendonitis, muscle atrophy … Relieves rheumatic pains and circulatory problems, edema, ” heavy legs,” helps to reduce the amount of adipose tissue and cellulite.
Massage can be received at any time except when the following conditions / diseases occur:

– Increased body temperature ( running a fever )

– Inflammatory, purulent processes in the skin

– Skin burns

– Bleeding, hemophilia

– Inflammation of veins

You should inform and consult your doctor if you want to go for a massage, and you have the following symptoms:

– Cardiovascular or circulatory problems (thrombosis, varicose veins, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, etc.)

– diabetes

– epilepsy

– malignant processes


Massage during pregnancy should be practiced very carefully and with the approval of a physician. After a doctor approves massage, pregnant woman can undergo a massage with complete confidence.

Pleasant massage is the best thing you can do for yourself if you feel exhausted or you just want a little reward. Scientists have, in fact, found that a good massage does for the body a lot more than just relaxes the muscles. Massage reduces inflammation at the molecular level and in some ways mimics the actions of painkillers. It addition it stimulates the growth of new mitochondria, the creator of energy in cells.

Easing the pain that is associated with massages probably involves the same mechanisms that are triggered by inflammatory drugs. The many benefits of massage are useful for a wider range of individual therapy especially in elderly people with muscle or bone injuries and patients with chronic illnesses

Given the pressures of modern life and increased occurrence of stress-related illnesses, massage therapy plays an important role in everyday life. Make the time for yourself and enjoy a nice foot massage for example.  It is meant to alleviate at least some tension in everyday life so you could come back again in touch with yourself and your priorities in order for your body to be in sync with your mind.

Thank Dad with a Father’s Day Massage in Birmingham AL

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and finding a gift that truly shows how much you care about the special Dad in your life isn’t always easy. But what if you could give Dad something that would soothe him, calm him, and quite possibly improve his general health and well-being? At Widdoss Therapeutic Massage we offer convenient and affordable massages.

Dads work hard 365 days a year, and Father’s Day is a great time to show him how much you care! A massage with one of our licensed therapists is the perfect way to help the Dads in our lives relax and de-stress.

Massage therapy can be an important part of nearly anyone’s personal wellness regimen. Besides relaxing muscles and relieving stress, massage therapy offers other health benefits such as lowering blood pressure, improving flexibility and range of motion, alleviating headaches and managing pain. Massage is increasingly being used in conjunction with traditional medicine to offer a drug-free, non-invasive, and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Give Widdoss Therapeutic Massage a call today at 205-394-5900 to schedule an appointment for you, and while you are there, you can pick up a gift certificate for Dad.

Do you tip a Massage Therapist?

There is always a controversy about tipping in the massage field. Some therapists don’t accept tips at all…many medically-oriented massage therapists who have the attitude that “you don’t tip your doctor, so don’t tip me.” Others may be employed in spas where a tip is automatically added to the bill, or a salon, cruise ship or other environment where it’s expected.

When a client asks, we tell them we would rather have them come back more and reap the benefits of massage if it means not tipping or tipping less.

A tip is something that is given in gratitude for great service.  We want the therapists in our office to give great service to everyone, whether they tip or not, and they do.  We like the old saying, “Never expected, always appreciated,” and think it should apply to everyone who does accept gratuities.


Give Mom the Gift of Massage

What do many people consider to be the most stressful job in the world? It is…being a mom!!!

Widdoss Therapeutic Massage wants you to know that regular massage delivers numerous health benefits: increase circulation, better sleep, reduces headaches, and even protects you from getting colds.

It is the perfect Mother’s Day gift.