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Massage Benefits

Peer-reviewed medical research has shown that the benefits of massage include pain relief, reduced trait anxiety and depression, and temporarily reduced blood pressure, heart rate, and state of anxiety. Theories behind what massage might do include blocking nociception (gate control theory), activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which may stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin, preventing fibrosis or scar tissue, increasing the flow of lymph, and improving sleep.

Single dose effects

  • Pain relief: Relief from pain due to musculoskeletal injuries and other causes is cited as a major benefit of massage.
  • State anxiety: Massage has been shown to reduce state anxiety, a transient measure of anxiety in a given situation.
  • Blood pressure and heart rate: Massage has been shown to reduce blood pressure and heart rate as temporary effects.

Multiple dose effects

  • Pain relief: When combined with education and exercises, massage might help sub-acute, chronic, non-specific low back pain. Furthermore, massage has been shown to reduce pain experienced in the days or weeks after treatment.
  • Trait anxiety: Massage has been shown to reduce trait anxiety; a person's general susceptibility to anxiety.
  • Depression: Massage has been shown to reduce subclinical depression.
  • Diseases: Massage has been used in an effort to improve symptoms, disease progression, and quality of life in HIV patients, however, this treatment is not scientifically supported.
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RAIN Massage Services

Welcome to RAIN where more than 4000 square feet of tranquil, luxurious surroundings invite you to a level of relaxation beyond your wildest dreams. Featuring private treatment suites, RAIN Salon & Spa is a sleek, ultra-modern retreat complete with a state-of-the-art colour bar, spa and salon. Our holistic treatments promote health and rejuvenation, nourishing your mind, body and spirit long after you depart.

RAIN Salon Spa Packages Include:

Super Swish
The Swedish Package
The Dream Package
The Soothe Package
The Big Chill Package
Relax and Refresh
Beyond the Usual

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To enhance your spa experience we provide a robe and sandals, as well as grooming amenities. For your enjoyment we offer fresh fruit, coffee, assorted teas, bottled water and fruit juices. To maintain serenity, cellular phone use is not permitted except in salon and spa reception areas. All electronic devices should be turned off prior to entering the locker room and treatment areas.

Please click here to make an online reservation request or call 780-433-RAIN(7246) to make a reservation over the phone.

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