Beach Massage Blog

Beach Massage Blog

Musings on Massage, Health, Beaches, St. Croix and Life in general…

Ten Good Reasons to Get a Beach Massage

  1. You’re in the Caribbean! Didn’t you come here to spend some time on the beach? You can get a massage in a spa just about anywhere in the world. Why waste any of your precious few moments of sea, sand and sun inside a box?
  2. Natural Aromathrapy – Tropical breezes filling your lungs with the scents of frangipani and jasmine as you lie under a sea grape or coconut palm.
  3. True surround sound. The songs of the sugar birds, the rush of the waves and the breeze through the trees – you are immersed in relaxation.
  4. Support small businesses and the local economy. Small businesses drive the local economy. Money spent at small Mom and Pop businesses, rather than corporate resorts, tends to re-circulate within the community. When you get a massage on the beach unaffiliated with a resort, you will be supporting the local economy of the place you visit.
  5. Better service. We have a direct stake in the satisfaction of all of our customers and will bend over backwards to accommodate your needs.
  6. More Experience. Many hotel spa practitioners are freshly out of massage school. By contrast, we each have over 16 years of experience providing relaxing massage to Caribbean residents and visitors.
  7. Save money! A beach massage provided by Beach Massage & Bodywork Delivered will generally cost substantially less than one in a resort spa.
  8. No need to rush off. After you’re through getting your tired muscles rubbed, you can just roll over onto a beach chair or hammock. You don’t need to rush out of the room to let the next client onto the table.
  9. Cleaner healthier air. The natural breezes bring clean fresh air rather than artificially cooled recycled air from air conditioners. Studies show that negative ions produced by the surf will enhance the health benefits of your massage.
  10. Year-round opportunities. In the real Caribbean, it is warm enough to get a beach massage 365 days a year. But don’t wait until tomorrow to get yourself down here and get healthy – do it today!

Massage for Brain Health!

Massage has been shown to accelerate brain development in infants. If massage can help tiny babies before they have had a chance to become stressed-out, think about how it can help our children do better in school and help us be more creative and productive.

A very in-depth study by neuroscientists in Italy shows that not only did massaging infants improve their brain development, but it improved their eyesight as well.

This makes a lot of sense, because when we are tense (and most people carry their tension in their neck and shoulders) our muscles are tight and the blood can’t flow as freely through them as when we are relaxed. Tension in the neck and shoulders can result in decreased blood flow to the brain. This restricted blood flow to the brain slows the absorption of oxygen and nutrients and can result in poor decision making, memory problems, a lack of creativity and a reduction in learning capacity.

Not only does regular massage contribute to brain health by increasing oxygen absorption, it stimulates the production of a chemical called serotonin which makes us feel better about ourselves and the world around us.

With massage comes relaxation, and a state in which your heart and breathing rate slow, your blood pressure goes down, and your production of stress hormones decreases.

Wow! Improving brain development, helping us feel better about ourselves and each other, lowering our blood pressure and reducing our stress levels.

With all this going for it, regular massage can be one of the things that help us become better, more productive and creative citizens working together to solve our community and global problems.

It’s certainly worth a try!

 

St Croix Beaches fit for Massage

Not every beach is created equally. Some have fine sand, exquisite for wiggling in your toes. Some have excellent snorkeling just off shore. Some stretch into the distance, inviting for a seaside walk. And some have just the right combination of sand, shade and soft breezes for a perfect Beach Massage.

We took some time on our day off yesterday to revisit some of St. Croix’s East End beaches, re-access their best features, and snap a few pictures. Our findings will be making their way to our St. Croix Beach guide, so keep checking back for updates!