While we all love summer, sometimes the endless days of trudging through the city and sweating it out in the dry mountain trails of Utah can leave us begging for a cool escape. A weekend away might be calling your name, but then, of course, there’s the traffic and rush which can make a relaxing few days out of town seem more like a bother than a blessing. So in the spirit of relaxation, we decided to create the perfect staycation to help our fellow Utahans escape the heat and enjoy a little “me time” without all the travel worries. This summer we offer a Special 90 Minute Massage & Spa treatment to help you unwind and look like you’ve just come back from an exotic holiday.
Speaking of dryness, if your skin is feeling tight and flaky from head to toe, Our Cooling Summer 90 Minute Massage will most certainly put you back on course. This treatment begins on a warm massage table where an aromatherapy scrub of your choice is applied. For summertime, we recommend peppermint which cools the skin and smells absolutely divine. The scrub goes to work removing toxins and dead cells while encouraging circulation and filling the body with a blast of energy! Once the scrub is rinsed away, in our private, in-room shower, it’s time to indulge in a truly cooling massage using aromatic oils to hydrate the skin and relax tense muscles.
At Zen Massage in Salt Lake City, UT, we’re celebrating the Summer of Self-Love and we want to help you make regular wellness a priority. Check out our amazing summer specials and discounts and make today the day that you put YOU first with a rejuvenating trip to Zen Massage. We will see you soon!
3- Your Zen Massage Therapist will also be wearing a mask during sessions.
4- Zen Massage Therapists will make sure appointments are spaced 30 min between each client and will meticulously clean and sanitize everything in between each of our clients.
5- If you feel ill please call and cancel your appointment.
For your information, the following guidelines are from the Salt Lake County Health Department (SaltLakeHealth.org) and are the reason for these requests of our clients at this time. We hope you understand.
Operate by-appointment only. Customers must make an appointment before visiting a personal service provider and establishments must offer to record customer contact information so public health may contact customers in case of exposure to COVID-19. Only customers with an appointment are allowed inside the facility; customers without appointments may not be accommodated (no walk-ins).
Exclude ill employees and customers. Managers must monitor themselves and all employees at the beginning of their shift for symptoms. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 must not be allowed on the premises. Establishments must also post signs and work areas that advise employees not to work if they are experiencing fever, cough, or difficulty breathing; similarly, they must post signs in public areas advising customers to stay home if ill. SLCoHD will provide signage online that establishments may print and use to fulfill this requirement.
Wear face coverings. Employees and customers must always wear face-covering over the nose and mouth to effectively reduce the spread of respiratory droplets, (tanning customers may remove their face covering while in the booth/room actively tanning). Services that cannot be performed with face coverings in place (lip waxing beard trimming etc.) are not allowed. The customer may remove their face covering for short periods of time to facilitate specific component of the service that is otherwise able to be conducted with the covering in place, for example, the customer can remove a face covering secured with ear Loops or hold the face covering to their face with their hand while a stylus is working around the ears during a haircut.
Enforce physical distancing. Placement of work stations must ensure each social distancing of at least 6 ft and waiting areas must encourage distancing as well. Only the customer and their specific, individual provider may be within six feet of one another while the service is being provided.
Disinfect customer service area between uses. Proper sanitization of workstations must occur between services. This includes all high-touch services including tables chairs restrooms door handles and floors. The same process should be followed when the establishment closes each day. The Establishment must use disinfectant\sanitizers effective against COVID-19 approved list at epa.gov. Use disposable cleaning supplies if possible towels Mop Heads exc. Reusable supplies must be laundered daily. All existing applicable Health regulations also apply.
For More Information – This fact sheet summarizes key requirements for allowing personal service operations to resume. Additional information is available in the state Utah leads together 2.0 plan, or call Salt Lake County Health Department at 385-468-INFO (4636). Salt Lake County Health Department SaltLakeHealth.org
We will be operating under these guidelines until further guidelines are announced by the state, thank you for your understanding.
Massage therapy or the “art of rubbing” has been in practice for a very long time across the globe.
Today, massages aren’t only available in luxurious spas or massage parlors. Their popularity has made them available in business districts, hospitals, clinics, fitness centers, gyms and more.
Massage has ancient historical significance. In ancient Japanese, Chinese, Thai dynasties, these alternative therapies were used as effective treatment methods for musculoskeletal problems. Historical evidence proves that the “art of rubbing” has been and is being practiced across the globe. In the 1850s, during European renaissance, these techniques started adapting European styles and techniques.
Today, there are many different types of massage and spa therapies practiced by massage experts. In some countries, these therapies are included in the alternative medicine curriculum. However, the effectiveness of these treatment methods haven’t been proved by any scientific research, the patient’s reaction to the method has made the approach extremely popular.
Most popular styles of massage therapy
Massage refers to a method of patting, flattening and manipulating the skin, muscular tissues, ligaments, tendons, and other supporting structures. The basic objective of massage is to relax the muscles and reduce stress levels.
Therapists use their hands, fingers, elbows, forearms, and feet for light stroking or deep pressure techniques.
Some popular techniques are:
* Swedish Massage: it is the commonest genre; features tapping or kneading strokes. The strokes are mostly soft, long, rhythmic and light in nature.
* Sports massage: The technique focuses on a specific group of muscles used in different sports. They are designed for preventing injuries and strengthening the musculoskeletal structures.
* Deep tissue massage: The technique is also termed as pain reliever massage. This method is designed for pain anywhere in the superficial skin, tissue or muscular layer.
* Thai massage: It’s certainly one of the most popular therapies today. In this technique, the therapist uses his/her body to change the posture of the recipient and mobilize the joints to better extents. The therapy is also used for compressing the muscles and applying acupressure.
* Shiatsu Massage: This Japanese massage therapy involves applying mixed, rhythmic pressure on some specific points of the body. These specific points are termed as acupressure-points.
* Others: apart from the abovementioned techniques, there are numerous other therapies. Some popular therapies are Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Chair Massage, Trigger point massage, etc.
If you wish to feel better with immediate aftereffects, ZEN Massage in Salt Lake City is here for you. Massage stops the stress cycle and restores your natural body posture, so you can enjoy more restful sleep and naturally lower stress levels.
Deep-tissue massage has been found to reduce blood pressure and heart rate, according to MassageMag.com
Massages are still looked at as an indulgence by many people who aren’t aware of the many benefits massages offer to a healthy daily lifestyle.
Having massages regularly has been proven to do more than help lower blood pressure. It can reduce the risk of injury, reduce stress levels, improve concentration and quality of sleep. Massage also helps increase and improve circulation.
Do you sit at a desk all day?
Massage therapy has been proven to help postural stress. Massages help to counteract the imbalance caused by sitting for long periods of time.
Massage therapy has also been proven to help with those suffering from anxiety and depression. Massage increases the level of serotonin in the brain, which aids in preventing and lessening depression.
Routine massage therapy has amazing benefits for your everyday health.
Live a healthy life with Massage.
The ZEN Massage
ZEN Massage is a new approach to traditional therapy, refined with sound medical expertise and our knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology, and range of motion.
ZEN is a modern modality, fusing traditional refinement with the advances of modern medicine. But best of all, the ZEN Massage technique feels amazing long after your appointment.
The technique is deep and relaxing, providing a maximum benefit for the client while minimizing impact and strain on the therapist by applying refined angular kinetics with the proper application of leverage and body weight. We target the “sweet spot” in the muscles with direct pressure and stretching to lengthen and relax them.
Today’s athletes expect the most out of their bodies to perform at maximum efficiency. This can cause serious stress to be put on the body which in turn can cause muscle fatigue and even serious injury. Sports massage therapy is specialized massage therapy that identifies the muscle group in need of repair and works to minimize the stress put on the body by aggressive training. At Zen Massage, we help athletes maintain peak efficiency and recovery with targeted sports massage therapy at our Salt Lake City massage studio.
Sports Massage Therapy for the pros or the weekend warrior
You don’t have to play for the Utah Jazz to receive sports massage therapy in Salt Lake City. At ZEN Massage, our massage therapists can help everyone, including amateur athletes, weekend warriors, and daily joggers.
Reduce sports injuries and get back in the game faster
Frequent injuries and repeated motions can cause chronic pain and restrict your range of motion. If your body isn’t prepared to perform at its peak, you can be sure that you won’t reach the level of performance you desire. Our sports massage methods put emphasis on preventing injury and healing the stressed muscles and tendons by stimulating blood circulation in the affected area. At ZEN Massage, our sports massage therapy addresses the areas of motion which you use frequently to promote faster recovery and flexibility.
Perform at your best
If you are expecting to compete in an event, a preventative, stimulating massage will direct the blood flow to the areas of the body that are going to be used. This ensures that your blood is pumping, your muscles are ready, and you have a full range of motion to compete at your best.
After the big game or an especially grueling workout, there is nothing better for your muscles than a therapeutic sports massage. When you’re working at your best, your muscles are taking the beating of a lifetime. To prevent injury and promote muscle recovery, a post-event sports massage will repair muscles and normalize the body’s tissues.
Rehab from sports injuries
One of the most popular uses for sports massage is for the rehabilitation of a previous injury. Nothing slows you down like chronic pain from an old injury. Our massage therapists work on the injury location as well as on the muscle groups associated with the injury that may be causing additional pain from over-compensation due to the injury.
The massage therapists at ZEN Massage are ready to get you back in playing form. Contact us about our Sports Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City today!
Sports / Injury Therapy — 45 minutes for $65
Zen Massage in Salt Lake City give us a call (801) 467-3529
New Year, New You 20% off all massage bookings in January
The new year is a time for reflection, resolutions, and turning over a new leaf. At Zen Massage, we want to encourage you to pamper yourself and your loved ones, which is why we’re offering 20% off all massages booked by January 31st. Call Today to book your session and mention this promotion. (801) 467-3529
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Whether you’re a bunny slope newbie or a double black diamond pro, skiing is one of the best ways to enjoy winter. But nursing a twisted ankle or bad back does not make for an enjoyable ski experience.
If you want to stay injury-free while enjoying long days out on the slopes this ski season, consider massage therapy. Massage can be a great solution for your aching muscles after a hard day of skiing and can improve your athletic performance.
We know that a week spent happily shredding fresh powder comes with its own set of aches and pains. Sometimes ignoring those pains for too long can even lead to more serious injuries. It’s important to stop pain in the early stages to prevent it from becoming a bigger problem, and massage can help you do just that.
Common Skiing Injuries
Although skiing is quite popular around the world, it’s one of the most injury-prone recreational sports that Americans engage in on a regular basis. The most common skiing mishap is knee injury—accounting for about 35% of all skiing related injuries—often caused by a twisting motion while falling. Upper body injuries like sprained thumbs and shoulder injuries are also all too common.
Injury Prevention for Skiers
There are a variety of ways to prevent injuries on the slopes. Enhancing your fitness level before ski season will help with flexibility, strength, and balance (fewer wipeouts = fewer injuries).
Regardless, you’re still likely to have sore spots and aches from the physical rigor of a hard day of skiing. So, what can you do to speed up your recovery time and prevent major injury?
Benefits of Massage for Skiers
Massage therapy has a long list of benefits for skiers who want to recuperate quickly so they can get back out and perform their best on the powder. In fact, getting a massage in the middle of a typical ski week could be just the tune-up that your body needs to run at its optimal level. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, research shows that massage therapy can:
1. Decrease muscles soreness and tension
Sports massage helps you relax those tired muscles after a hard day skiing.
2. Reduce recovery time from an injury
Deep tissue massage promotes muscle healing after strenuous activity, allowing you to get back on the slopes sooner.
3. Improve muscle flexibility
Massage can make you more limber, which can help prevent common skiing injuries.
4. Improve circulation
Swedish massage techniques improve blood flow, keeping you warm and your muscles oxygenated.
5. Improve joint range of motion
Sports massage techniques target tissues and ligaments around joints, providing you with more mobility when chasing your buddy down the slope.
6. Increase relaxation and improve sleep quality
You’ll rest easy after a soothing massage post-ski, according to AMTA research.
7. Reduce anxiety
The calming effect of massage can also alleviate any anxiety you may be dealing with, like paying for that speeding ticket you got on the way to the ski resort.
8. Lower blood pressure
You can improve your heart health with stress-busting Swedish massage.
9. Improve proprioception (awareness of body positioning)
Sports massage techniques can help improve your body awareness, essential for when you’re flying past trees, bunny slope skiers, or other obstacles on the slopes.
10. Promote connective tissue healing
With faster recovery time, you can look forward to getting back on your skis the day after a massage.
Types of Massage for Skiers
Skiers can benefit from a variety of massage specialties, including deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, and sports massage. Pre-ski trip massage can help warm the muscles up and ensure they are loose and ready to function their best. Post-ski massage is an essential tool for relieving muscle and joint soreness.
While you’re planning that ski trip with your friends to Park City be sure to book everyone a massage after a day out on the slopes. Your friends—and your tired muscles—will be sure to thank you for it.
Here we are and 2019 is coming to a close but before we say hello to 2020, it’s a good time to stop and take a moment to shake off all the build-up from 2019. After all, it’s best to begin the New Year with a refreshed, stress-free mind and body!
Workplace issues are one of the most common causes of stress in life. Whether it’s because of internal conflicts, boring routine, or that annoying coworker in the next cubicle- it’s inevitable. Luckily, job stress is a problem that can be resolved in many ways.
Here are a few ideas any organization can use to help start off 2020 on the right foot.
Providing incentives doesn’t have to mean going “all-out” and giving every worker you have a huge monetary bonus. If you’re a start-up company or you’re simply on a budget, that’s just not realistic. But Holiday incentives can be something as simple as a handmade gift, a surprise potluck, or maybe even some free movie tickets so employees can take their loved ones out during the holidays. It’s the little things!
Why do employees go out for drinks during the weekends? To wind down after a hectic week, of course! Imagine the kind of stress that accumulates from an entire YEAR if some of your employees don’t take those opportunities. Throwing a New Year’s party back at the office or at a nearby spot would let your employees mingle and have a chance to “let their hair down” as a group. This can give them a chance to dance off all the stress they accumulated throughout the year, a chance to build up morale with co-workers, and helps them start the New Year off on the right foot, as a team!
Change of Scenery
A simple change in the ambiance for the New Year can make a huge difference. Humans are visual creatures, and it’s amazing how much our environment can affect us. Adding motivational posters, new art, or positive decor brightens up the workspace and brings a fresh feel to the office.
On-Site Chair Massage
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Zen Massage Therapist come into your office and give you a relaxing chair massage? Corporate chair massage is among the strongest statements a company can make to underscore a commitment to a safe, healthy, stress-free workplace. It’s no surprise that many businesses on Fortune-500 magazine’s list of “Top 100 companies to work for” have offered chair massage to their employees and many keep chairs and therapists on-site year-round to provide ongoing stress and muscle relief for their staff.
Onsite Chair Massage by Zen Massage
Onsite convenience, in studio quality
ZEN Massage takes corporate chair massage very seriously. For the perfect chair massage, it is not enough for us to simply apply table massage principles to a seated position. In order to maximize the therapeutic effect of our chair massage, we had to abandon the notion that chair massage was universal. In fact, everything from the height of the chair, therapist, and client, to the angle of the face rest plays a significant role in how our clients feel. We also understand that simply applying pressure to a muscle without stretching it has minimal therapeutic effect, so the founding principles in ZEN Massage had to be re-invented with the chair in mind. Ultimately, we succeeded in translating the amazing effectiveness of ZEN massage to a seated application with no loss of therapeutic effect. Contact us today about our corporate massage service in Salt Lake City. Your employees will thank you!