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Spa Mariana CEO and Founder Maciek Lyko

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Three Massage Benefits

Spa Mariana CEO and founder Maciek Lyko shares three of several major benefits– besides relaxation– to getting regular massages.

Spa Mariana CEO and founder Maciek Lyko has been trained in orthopedic massage, deep tissue bodywork, Chinese cupping, reflexology and more, including mastery of European massage techniques and Thai massage. In his book Beyond Relaxation, Lyko said that having a massage is no longer just about relaxation; instead, there are several benefits to getting regular massages, such as decreasing anxiety, helping with sleep and relieving pain. 


“If you carry anxiety symptoms in your shoulders, back and neck, a professional massage can specifically target those areas,” Lyko wrote. “Regardless of where you carry tension, studies have shown massage increases your body’s levels of oxytocin and serotonin, which results in lowered stress. The feeling of relaxation created by regular massage therapy also lowers your blood pressure and elevates your mood.” 


“Many clients of Spa Mariana report back to us that right after a massage, especially when followed by a salt bath (which we recommend highly to do after a massage and on a weekly basis), people experience long, unbroken sleep, waking up feeling like a newborn baby,” Lyko explained. 


“Massage definitely helps with pain symptoms,” Lyko stated. “There are different types of massages that help with different illnesses or problems associated with pain. You don’t really have to worry about how to choose the massage because the spa will take you through a consultation process to discover what your body needs and what you’re looking for.”

Spa Mariana is located at 223 North Eton St. in Birmingham and 6447 Inkster Rd. in Bloomfield Hills. For more information, call (248)-792-2050 or visit