Benefits of Body Wraps

Body wraps are all the rage at spas these days — you might have even seen billboards or TV commercials touting the miraculous slimming benefits of these treatments. Women arrive at the spa in the morning and leave an hour later, suddenly three dress sizes smaller and completely free...

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Massages relieve stress, promote health

Ridding their bodies of stress, relieving muscle pain, and feeling rejuvenated in less than one hour – without calories, exertion, alcohol, or drugs:  these are reasons people sign up for massage therapy. The health and pampering benefits of massage therapy have been scientifically proven.  According to PainScience.com, “Basic research...

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Massage + Depression

We’ve all had days where we feel sad or blue. Nobody can be happy all of the time, and changes in mood, feelings of sadness sometimes, are perfectly normal. For some people, however, these feelings are more persistent and severe, interfering with everyday activities, lowering energy levels and interrupting sleep, for example. When these feelings begin...

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What Does the Research Say about Reflexology?

Research studies in the U.S. and around the world indicate positive benefits of reflexology for various conditions. In particular, there are several well-designed studies, funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health that indicate reflexology’s promise as an intervention to reduce pain and enhance relaxation,...

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Benefits of Using Massage Therapy to Treat TMJ

A case report is a detailed description of a practitioner’s work with a client who has a condition which is addressed by a specific therapy or intervention. It also includes a review of published literature about research on issues similar to the client’s. Both the practitioner’s work with the...

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How To Treat Dry Feet this Winter

    “Ok, first things first, you must make the distinction between THICK skin and DRY skin. THICK skin is typically found on weight-bearing or high pressure areas, such as the heel, ball of foot, side of big toe/little toe, and tops of toes. It’s thick, a yellow colour...

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Hydration: Why It’s So Important

Why is it so important to stay hydrated? Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work correctly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate joints. Water is needed for good health....

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Anti-Stress Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Life happens. It’s a simple statement, but it rings true – especially in these tough times. Some people who can’t find a good outlet for pent-up stress may handle extra pressure in their lives by drinking more, smoking more or developing a reliance on anti-depressants. But a more positive...

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