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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.

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Massage Benefits For Your Body and Mind

Offering massage in Santa Barbara is one of the day spa services that we are most excited about. We love to see clients coming out of their treatment in a blissful daze! Massage has the ability to induce relaxation by soothing away sore muscles and easing tension that can be held in many different areas of the body. In addition to immediately feeling better, massage can also have long lasting benefits such as boosting the immune system or enabling a deeper sleep.

Here are other body and mind benefits that massage can have:

  • An increase in blood flow encourages lymph drainage (pushing toxins out of cells) which can plump up skin and add vitality to a dull complexion.
  • Regular massages can help curb migraines or at least lessen the severity of them.
  • A massage as short as 15 minutes can give your brain a boost. A study showed that those who received a 15 minute massage completed a series of math questions more accurately and quickly than those that did not.
  • A massage can help PMS symptoms like bloating and mood swings.
  • Joint flexibility and range of motion is improved, which often leads to better posture.
  • A massage is always beneficial after an injury or for post-operative rehabilitation.

Experience the benefits of a massage in Santa Barbara at Evolutions by calling 805-695-2189 to book yours today!

 

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Best Day Spa Santa Barbara is Evolutions!

Thank you to the readers of the Santa Barbara News-Press for supporting for our Day Spa. We are honored to win the title of “Best Day Spa” and will continue to treat our guests with supreme service. Our Santa Barbara Day Spa was opened just over a year ago to complement our Medical Spa.

Evolutions Santa Barbara Massage Duet (Couples) Room
Evolutions Santa Barbara Massage Duet (Couples) Room

Our Medical Spa is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical aesthetic services while our Day Spa treatments are designed to relax and rejuvenate our guests. We offer a variety of Facials including some that address skin concerns such as acne, aging, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. Our Body Treatments include therapeutic wraps to exfoliate and nourish the skin and our Body Scrubs include a relaxing massage and a Vichy Shower (horizontal shower with seven treatment heads) to lull anyone into a state of pure relaxation. Many of our Day Spa guests enjoy our Santa Barbara massage services. We offer massages for every body – including Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Pre-Natal, and Duet (Couples Massage). Learn more about the various types of massage offered by visiting our Santa Barbara Day Spa massage page. We also offer waxing services.

Managing Partner of Evolutions Medical & Day Spa, Brian Perkins, commented: “Being awarded in a reader poll for our spa services is so appreciated. Knowing that the effort we have put into adding spa services is recognized by Santa Barbara and our neighboring communities is wonderful. We built our spa focusing on technology, training and results. Since we moved our location and expanded our services to be a full-service day spa, we continue to focus on results, as well as rejuvenation and relaxation. To see the community award us both as a medical spa and now also as a day spa is a true honor.”

To book a Day Spa service or Medical Spa treatment, contact Evolutions at 805-695-2189. 

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Health Benefits of a Santa Barbara Massage at Evolutions

Santa Barbara Massage at Evolutions Day Spa
Santa Barbara Massage at Evolutions

Part of our philosophy at Evolutions is to offer services and treatments that yield a “return”. Our medical spa services offer superior results and our day spa treatments offer relaxation and rejuvenation. When we added Evolutions Day Spa to our Santa Barbara Medical Spa business, we were very excited to offer massage services to the people and visitors of Santa Barbara because the benefits of a massage are abundant – both immediately and afterwards.

During a massage, most people’s heart rate slows and their blood pressure lowers, lulling them into a relaxed state. Massage is also known to lower cortisol levels (the hormone that is produced in response to stress). When cortisol declines,  there is an increase in serotonin (which plays a role in people’s moods, appetite, digestion, and sleep). An increase in serotonin can remain, even after the massage is done. A decrease in cortisol also allows for an increase in Natural Killer (NK) cells. These cells are the frontline of the immune system. An increase in NK cells can indicate a boost in immunity. In addition to boosting immunity and decreasing stress levels, studies have shown that people who receive massage on a regular basis spend more time in deep sleep – the most restorative stage of sleep for your body – which is the optimum time for your body and skin to repair and regenerate.

Some people see massage as an “indulgence” while others treat it as a “necessity”. Whatever the reason is that brings you in for your Santa Barbara massage, know that you will reap the benefits even after the massage is over.

Evolutions Medical & Day Spa offers a variety of massage services in Santa Barbara. View our Santa Barbara massage menu on our website

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Massage in Santa Barbara is Beneficial During Cold and Flu Season

It may not be cold outside during this beautiful warm winter we’re having in Santa Barbara but the flu is still upon us. Kids and adults are getting the flu and it seems that the flu bug lasts far beyond the “24 hours” people typically associate with a flu illness.

Massage in Santa Barbara Boosts Immune SystemWhat can you do to try to avoid getting the flu or a winter cold?  Most of us are aware that keeping our hands clean, avoiding close contact with sick people, and practicing good health habits can help prevent the flu from entering our homes. While all of this helps spreading germs, it does not necessarily boost your immune system. What can boost your immune system is a massage. Massage therapy encourages an increase is the activity level of the body’s natural “killer T cells” which fight off viruses. Massage also improves circulation and better circulation promotes body warmth, healthier blood pressure levels, and an increased flow of oxygen throughout the body. Please note that the best time to reap the benefits of a massage is when you are healthy. Receiving a massage treatment while you are sick may actually spread the infection and exacerbate symptoms.

Evolutions now offers an assortment of massage in Santa Barbara. Enjoy a full 60, 75 or 90 minute massage treatment to relax and rejuvenate your mind and your body.

Visit our website to view a complete list of Santa Barbara massage services offered. To book a massage in Santa Barbara, call Evolutions at 805-687-0212. 

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