As a full-time student and blogger, it can be so hard to find time to relax and take care of myself! Usually my schedule is jam-packed and I barely have any time for anything. There are so many ways to take care of yourself, but I don’t think many people realize the benefits of getting regular massages! I have personally never gotten one, but Massage Heights reached out to me and offered me the opportunity to get my first massage along with their dynamic cupping service! On Monday, I went to their Coralville location at the Iowa River Landing for my massage. I had an awesome experience and can’t wait to share it!
If you’ve never heard of dynamic cupping, don’t worry, I hadn’t either! I will insert a picture below to give you a better visual. Dynamic cupping is an ancient alternative medicine practice that has SO many great benefits! Special cups are placed on the skin to create suction, providing a variety of benefits for the body. Massage Heights in particular uses silicone cups which allow for better circulation and easier muscle movement. The pulling actions used during the session help to promote a deep relaxation throughout the entire body, which encourages healing and the body’s regeneration process, enhances circulation, increases range of motion and flexibility, and reduces inflammation. Let me tell you, this felt so cool and it was super relaxing! It is a pain-free treatment and I definitely felt like my muscles were looser when I got done. It did leave some marks on my back which is totally normal. They went away within a few days!
As for my massage, I got a targeted massage on my neck and shoulders like I mentioned above. I did this because as a student and blogger, I’m constantly slouching over on my computer which is horrible for your neck and back! I asked for light pressure which I think was perfect since I had never gotten a massage and didn’t know what to expect. Setting aside this hour out of my day to go to Massage Heights was so great to give my mind and body a break! Their staff was so friendly and helpful, and I would definitely go back in the future. If you are looking for a way to treat yourself or just take a break from the hustle and bustle of life, definitely look into getting a massage, and if you are in the Iowa City/Coralville area, be sure to check out Massage Heights!
They have tons of locations, so I will leave their website down below and you can check out what location is closest to you!
Also a big thank you to Massage Heights for reaching out to me and giving me this opportunity!