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Massage: It’s real medicine

Having your honey rub your back is sweet, but it’s tough to compete with the hands of a pro. A good massage therapist can make you feel like a new person. And now research suggests massage can ease insomnia, boost immunity, prevent PMS, and more. Maybe that’s why hospitals are making it a standard therapy. […]

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Back Pain and Massage

  Whether it’s a pulled muscle from yoga class or an afternoon basketball game, or a long-term pain caused by injury, most of us will come to know the beast that is called back pain. In fact, when it comes to low-back pain specifically, researchers say that 70-85 percent of the population will experience it […]

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Aromatherapy and Massage

  Nature heals in many ways. Most of us have felt the sense of renewal that comes from walking through a garden filled with fragrant flowers, or sitting under a massive tree, shaded from the burning rays of the sun. Indigenous peoples worldwide believe that each plant has a spirit we can communicate with, to […]

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Differences: Deep Tissue & Neuromuscular

  Deep Tissue brings you in contact with the deeper layers of musculature that are not addressed in Swedish Massage. This modality deals with specific muscle groups and begins to work with chronic pain. The techniques work deeper in the body and are more invasive; therefore additional knowledge is required by the therapist. It becomes […]

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The Benefits of Couples Massage Therapy

  There are so many health benefits to massage, and additional benefits of couples massage therapy for you and your partner. The crazy pace the world has taken on has taken its toll on our health, and our relationships. Taking time to give each other massage is an amazing way to slow down, get more […]

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All I Want For Xmas Is a Massage

    Finding imaginative gifts that express sincere caring for friends and loved ones is always challenging. The gift of touch, offered through massage therapy, can be an unexpected surprise that is affordable and appropriate for so many occasions and types of people. Half the fun in selecting this gift is fitting the unique massage […]

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Sports Massage – Preventing Injury and Enhancing Performance

  Sports massage focuses on the individual need of the athlete and is used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of sports massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance. It alleviates muscle stress and tension, relieves swelling, drains away fatigue, promotes flexibility and prevents injury. Aiding recovery and enhancing performance, whether […]

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Massage Therapy for Stress Relief and Much More

Few sensual experiences rival a full-body massage for pleasure and stress relief — at least among those things you can talk about in front of the children at the dinner table. Word on the health benefits of massage therapy for stress relief  has spread. In 2006, 39 million Americans — one in six adults — had at least […]

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Massage Therapy and Golf

  Over the last few years, golfers at all skill levels have started to appreciate the tremendous benefits that massage therapy can have on improving their golf game.  Golfers are turning to massage therapy for everything from pain relief, increasing range of motion and flexibility to injury prevention.   Although massage therapy has been around for […]

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The Healing Effects of “Massage Mind”

I used to sit at the edge of the ocean to find my rhythm. When planning my annual vacations, it was the water that called me–not so much to be in it, but to be by it. Maternal and soothing, the comings and goings of the tide was my “reset” button–you know, the one that […]

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