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How Does Massage Work?

    Massage causes physiological changes in your body through: The relaxation response, which is an involuntary, yet predictable response of the nervous system to massage techniques and touch Mechanical responses, which are physical effects that occur in the body when pressure is applied to the soft tissues Together, these responses can produce physical and emotional benefits. […]

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Massage Wants to Be Medicine

  Research over the past couple of years has found that massage therapy boosts immune function in women with breast cancer, improves symptoms in children with asthma, and increases grip strength in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Giving massages to the littlest patients, premature babies, helped in the crucial task of gaining weight. The benefits […]

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Massage On Valentine’s?

    Massage on Valentine’s Day? The perfect gift Idea! Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. The name is referred to the Christian saint “Valentine”, and is traditionally celebrated with expressing romanticism towards your loved ones. When we think of Valentine’s Day, we often think of red roses, Valentine’s cards, gifts such […]

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Giving a massage can be a great gift this Valentine’s Day

    Looking for a gift to show that special someone how much you care? Something different to the usual flowers or chocolates? Why not consider offering to give them a massage? There are great benefits for giving a massage (or receiving one!). Here are just a few – Massage can be adapted for almost […]

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The Benefits of a Scalp Massage (The Thinker)

  Scalp massage can help relieve tension headaches. When performing a scalp massage on someone with a tension headache, spend extra time on the base of the skull, near the hairline, because tension often accumulates in this area. It can also help to include a massage of the forehead and temples when massaging to relieve […]

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Massage Can Benefit Your Heart

    A regular massage regimen can reduce the risks associated with stress, such as cardiac arrhythmias (the heart pumps less effectively, so less blood reaches the brain and other vital organs). A number of long-term studies have shown that a consistent massage program can decrease diastolic and systolic blood pressure. And maintaining a healthy […]

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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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Neuromuscular Therapy…What Is It And What Does It Do?

  The technique of neuromuscular therapy (sometimes referred to as NMT) was developed by Dr. Stanley Leif and Boris Chaitow. Both were trained in chiropractics and naturopathy, which is a philosophy that seeks to improve health by focusing on the body’s innate ability to recover. They worked with Dewanchand Varma and Bernard MacFadden to help […]

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The Benefits of Facial Massage

  A well-performed facial massage is a wonderful treat that will help relieve puffiness and improve skin tone and complexion. Other physical benefits of a facial massage include stimulation of the skin’s immune mechanisms, firming of weak muscles, tissue regeneration, and antiaging effects. There are also many mental benefits, including stress relief and a greater […]

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