Take the stress out of getting a massage.
Hi, I’m Ivaylo, the senior therapist and owner at Vail Home Massage.
I’ve been a Certified Licensed Massage Therapist since 2013.
My uniquely developed bodywork style integrates Traditional Thai Massage, Thai acupressure points for orthopedic disorders, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Hot Stones, Sports Massage, Cupping Therapy, and Reflexology.
I work with the understanding that we all have the innate ability to heal.
The Benefits of Massage
This Is Our Expertise
Massage has proven benefits, way beyond relaxation. Touch has been recognized as a healing method since ancient time. Natural massage has been found to heal injuries, relieve pain, help reduce stress and establish complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. Here are some healthy reasons to book an appointment:
Eases muscle pain: By encouraging blood flow and increasing oxygen, massage release endorphins-amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller. Therefore, it helps with tense muscles, faster recovery after workout, and increase muscle flexibility.
Improves sleep: Massage therapy reduces fatigue and improves sleep, as well as helps influences the body’s production of serotonin, which is essential for the production of melatonin, which helps regulate sleep and wake cycles
Boosts immunity: Massage boosts white blood cell count, which plays a large role in defending the body from disease. By stimulating lymph flow, the body’s natural defense system, it enhances immunity.
Treats migraines: Massage helps relieve headaches by easing the pressure and pain, which can also reduce the chance and frequency of headaches. It also increased serotonin levels, believed to play an important role in the regulation of distress symptoms, sleep disturbances and appetite. It helps maintain a level of relaxation and stress-relief, reducing the chances of stress induced migraines
Relieves Stress: By significantly lower heart rate, cortisol, and insulin levels, massage therapy helps reduce daily stress. It releases the levels of endorphin, which calms the peripheral nervous system, and decreases the levels of cortisol, which is released in response to stress.
Lessen anxiety and depression: Massage therapy relieves depression and anxiety by lowering the levels of cortisol. Cortisol drives up blood pressure and blood sugar levels and suppress the immune system. Massage also increased serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.
Eases Labor: Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers. Women who receive massage therapy experience significantly less pain, and labor with less need for medication. Cortisol levels decreased and, in turn, excessive fetal activity decreased, and the rate of prematurity was lower in the massage group.
What to Expect
Your massage therapist will ask preliminary questions to determine your overall health.
The massage therapist will consider information about your physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress levels, medications and any areas of physical pain that could affect your massage therapy outcome.
This information will help the massage therapist structure the session to achieve your health and wellness goals.
Before your massage, you’ll be asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort.
The massage therapist will leave the room while you undress. Take off only as much as you are comfortable removing.
Lie on the massage table, underneath the provided sheet or towel, which will cover your body except for the part being massaged.
Chair massages, which often are offered in public spaces and workplaces, are an exception. A specially-designed massage chair lets you lean forward and supports the front of the body. You remain clothed and no oil or lotion is used. Seated massages typically last from 10 to 30 minutes.
Music can be played. If you find music distracting, tell your massage therapist. The same goes for talking during your session.
Your massage therapist should check on pressure and comfort throughout your appointment. If you’re uncomfortable at any time, tell your massage therapist.
The massage table is padded, and may have extra attachments or cushions, such as a face cradle, which allows you to lie facedown without turning your head or neck.
Massage Therapy Session
The massage therapist will use oil or lotion. If you’re allergic to oils or lotions, tell your massage therapist beforehand.
If you’re receiving hot stone massage, make sure you’re comfortable with the temperature of the stones, and always tell your massage therapist if you are uncomfortable.
Depending on your needs, the massage therapist will massage either the full body (except private areas) or only specific areas that need attention, such as especially tight muscles.
Remember to breathe normally.
Table massage usually lasts between 50 and 90 minutes.
After your massage, the massage therapist will allow you to slowly get up and get dressed in privacy.
Depending on the environment, tips are appreciated to recognize outstanding service.
- The benefits of massage therapy are cumulative, so work with your massage therapist to customize a plan to meet your wellness goals