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Get a Santa Barbara Massage for a Mental Health Boost

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Feeling tired or feeling blue? We invite you to come in to Evolutions and have a massage in Santa Barbara for a mental health boost. While it is well known that massage can help many physical ailments (such as reducing pain and stiffness, relaxing muscles, and relieving headaches), it is less widely reported about how massage can benefit a person’s mental health.

The American Massage Therapy Association has published studies about the benefits of using massage to treat mental health problems in different situations. Here are the findings:

  • The use of back massage while receiving chemotherapy was shown to significantly reduce anxiety and acute fatigue.
  • An 8-week study of HIV patients who were mentally stable but diagnosed with major depressive disorder showed that the severity of depression was significantly reduced at week 4 and continued to be less at weeks 6 and 8.
  • Military veterans returning from Afghanistan or Iraq who incorporated massage therapy as part of their reintegration found that worry, anxiety, and depression (along with physical pain) was significantly reduced.
  • Nurses who received massage during work hours immediately felt relief from stress, headaches, insomnia, and other pain.

Why is massage so beneficial for a mental health boost? It is known that Swedish massage causes the body to release oxytocin. This hormone plays a role in many positive emotional aspects such as maternal instincts, love and bonding, friendship development, reduction of anxiety, and more. The mood-elevating serotonin is also released during massage.

Many consider massage a “luxury” treatment but research is revealing that it is a valuable tool for healing both the body and mind. If you’re looking to boost your mental state, boost your wellness, boost you health, and feel good – book a massage in Santa Barbara today. Contact Evolutions Medical & Day Spa at 805-695-2189 to make an appointment.


Get a Monthly Massage in Santa Barbara at Evolutions

Evolutions Santa Barbara Massage Duet (Couples) Room
Evolutions Medical & Day Spa offers a Santa Barbara Massage Duet (Couples) Room

Massage has many benefits for the body and mind. A massage can alleviate pain, enhance the immune system, lessen anxiety and depression, promote circulation to vital organs including the skin, relieve migraine pain, relax sore or tight muscles, and help a person manage stress (and this is only the tip of the iceberg, there are many more benefits). The aftereffects of a massage are just as beneficial and include enhanced sleep quality, greater concentration and energy, clarity, and reduced fatigue. Many health experts are recommending massage on a regular basis as part of a person’s well-being routine. At Evolutions Medical & Day Spa, we fully support this idea and we have a way to make it easy for you to have a monthly massage in Santa Barbara!

Our VIP Membership program is designed to give you access to monthly massages. We offer two membership levels – Gold and Silver. Our Gold membership is for those who are interested in our Medical and Day Spa services. Our Silver membership is for those who are interested in Day Spa services. Both memberships offer exclusive member-only pricing, discounts, events, and rewards including an allotment of points that are accrued each month and can be used for a massage (6o minutes for the Silver members and 90 minutes for the Gold members) or other spa services.

Join our Membership program and save on all the services and products you love while you reap the benefits of a Santa Barbara massage monthly! You won’t regret it!

Visit the Evolutions website for more information on our VIP Membership program or contact us at 805-695-2189.


Santa Barbara Massage at Evolutions Helps Circulation

massage in santa barbara at evolutions day spaNow that we are offering massages in Santa Barbara at our Day Spa we love sharing the benefits of this service. Most everyone will agree that a massage has immediate benefits such as instant relaxation and lowering of stress levels – at least while one is receiving the treatment. Massage also works at a deeper level, helping to ward off (or shorten the duration of ) colds and the flu (read more about that in our recent blog post).

Our newest revelation about a massage therapy session is that it improves overall blood flow and circulation in people who have recently exercised and even those that haven’t. The increased circulation from the massage led to a quicker recovery time and less muscle soreness the next day. For more details, read the Huffington Post article, It’s True: Massages Really Are Good For You.

Whether you need to recover from a 5K race or just need some downtime, call us (805-695-2189) to book a massage at Evolutions. Chose from Swedish, Sports, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and much more. View our complete Santa Barbara Massage menu on our Day Spa website.

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Santa Barbara Massage Therapy Improves Blood Pressure, Balance and Much More

Evolutions Medical and Day Spa is now offering massage in our new Santa Barbara day spa facility. A massage is a great way to relax, unwind, rejuvenate, and unplug from our busy lives.

Evolutions Day Spa Santa Barbara MassageMassage therapy has been found to help relieve aches and pains by reducing inflammation, boost immunity by increasing disease-fighting white blood cells, decrease tension headaches and reduce migraines (if done on a regular basis), increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage to rid your body of toxins, and provide an overall sense of relaxation from everyday stress. There’s even more good news though!

A recent study published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork showed that weekly sessions of massage can have a positive effect on balance, the nervous system, and cardiovascular health in older adults. The study compared older adults who received six weekly 60-minute full body massages with a control group and the results revealed that the massage group experienced a decrease in blood pressure and an increase in stability. Postural stability and lower blood pressure are both important facets to leading a stronger, healthier life, especially in older adults.

At Evolutions Day Spa we offer a variety of massage services to meet your individual needs:

  • Swedish Massage: a classic massage designed to relax and nurture; 60 or 90 minutes
  • Sports Massage: a mix of deep tissue and reflexology that concentrates on areas of pain (if any) and on overworked feet; 60 or 90 minutes
  • Deep Tissue Massage: for those who prefer deeper massage or wish to target specific areas of muscle tightness; 60 or 90 minutes
  • Shiatsu Massage: a style of Japanese acupressure that is applied to specific points on the body to stimulate inner healing; 60 or 90 minutes
  • Hot Stone Massage: heated stones provide deep warmth and natural healing properties to melt away tension and stress; 75 minutes
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation: a series of muscle relaxation exercises will start your session to prepare your muscles for a deep tissue massage; 90 minutes
  • Pre Natal Massage: this massage promotes healthy circulation and provides relief from swelling and cramping for the expectant mother and is done after the first trimester; 60 minutes
  • Duet Massage: our couples’ room enables you to enjoy a massage with your significant other, friend, or family member; 60 or 90 minutes

Before or after your massage at Evolutions, plan to relax in our eucalyptus dry sauna or unwind in our tea lounge. Book your Santa Barbara massage by calling Evolutions Medical and Day Spa at 805-687-0212.


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