Why You Need a Massage After Traveling This Summer

If you have travel plans this summer, whether you plan to fly or road trip, you will want to keep your physical and mental well-being in mind. While your vacation itself may be relaxing, traveling can do a number on your body. What’s more, traveling by plane or car can be quite stressful. That’s why when you get back from your well-earned and well-deserved summer holiday, you will want to have a rejuvenating massage on the books, waiting to welcome you home.

Four Reasons to Book a Massage After Traveling

Soothe Those Aches and Pains

Any way you cut it, you’re going to have aches and pains from traveling. From sitting on a plane with very little leg room to being cooped up in your car on a day-long road trip, your neck shoulders, and especially your lower back will likely feel sore and stiff. What’s more, carrying a heavy bag on your shoulder or tugging a 50-pound suitcase through the airport can really pull your spine out of alignment. And all those unfamiliar beds and pillows you sleep on in hotels and motels can cause more than just a kink in the neck. 

A post-trip massage is the perfect way to relieve travel pains, soothe aching muscles, and comfort stiff and sore joints. Plus, treating your soft tissues can help support the healthy alignment of your spine.   

Get the Circulation Going

After spending hours sitting on a plane or in a car, it’s easy for lactic acid and other toxins to build up in your tissues, which causes pain, contributes to inflammation, and can cause secondary symptoms such as numbness and tingling to develop. 

Massage therapy is one of the best ways to stimulate your body’s blood and lymph flow. Encouraging circulation through massage can replenish your soft tissues with essential nutrients and oxygen while pushing out toxins. As a result, you’ll feel and move better with less stiffness and soreness.  

Melt Away Physical and Mental Tension

Traveling, while fun, can also be very stressful. As a result, you may experience tension, both physically and mentally. The body naturally responds to stress with the “fight or flight response,” which can cause muscles and other tissues to tense and tighten. One of the best remedies for alleviating both kinds of tension is a soothing and relaxing massage. Your therapist uses soothing hand techniques that trigger the release of endorphins, the body’s natural “feel good” hormones. Endorphin flow not only reduces tension in the muscles, but also in the brain, which can help relieve stress and anxiety from traveling.

Quiet Time for Yourself

After traveling with your family or friends, no matter how much fun they are to spend time with, having some time to yourself can help you fall back into your normal routine with ease. Whether you book a 30-, 60-, or 90-minute massage, that time is yours to relax, heal, and rejuvenate after your trip.

Book a Massage

Doesn’t a soothing massage sound like a great way to end a summer vacation? We think so. If you want to schedule a massage after your summer travels, reach out to your Top Rated Local® spa in Staten Island to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled and intuitive massage therapists.