Muscle Tension

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Tired and cranky? Work on your posture

    When she wasn’t slouched in her chair at the computer, Daphne Morrissey was hunched over the mouse and keyboard. She felt tired, stressed and cranky. Her wrist ached. Her doctor said if ice and anti-inflammatories didn’t work, she should consider surgery. “There has to be a better solution,” the 48-year-old Rochester woman told […]

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Massage help you to Sleep better

    Sleep is an important aspect of health and well-being. Though there doesn’t seem to be any magic number concerning the amount of sleep people require, getting too little is associated with a number of medical conditions, and can negatively impact a person’s overall health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Insufficient sleep […]

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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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Reduce Post-Holiday Anxiety with Massage

  Holidays were supposed to bring joy and relaxation to people, but not in the twenty-first century. Holidays now need planning from a few months before. This includes making lists for gifts, planning trips which include taking into account the children’s holidays, cleaning the house, cooking delicious meals and meeting  friends and family. The travelling […]

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Massage as the Body’s Workout

You’ve just had a wonderful massage, and you go home feeling both relaxed and rejuvenated. But later that night you feel like you’re coming down with something. Or perhaps the next morning, you wake up with twinges of muscle soreness, maybe some fatigue, and you just don’t feel yourself. What happened? Chances are it’s the […]

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Holding Headaches at Bay

“Do you get headaches?” I asked Cindy. She had come to see me for massage to address her neck and shoulder pain but hadn’t mentioned headaches. “Well, yes,” she said. “I’ve always had headaches and, now that you mention it, they seem to be worse when my neck hurts.” Cindy went on to say she […]

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Invest in Your Health

  “Invest for the long term” is great financial advice, but it’s also great healthcare advice. Never is investing for the long term more important than when you are making day-to-day decisions about your health. There are short-term gains from taking care of your health, to be sure, but the long-term benefits are not to […]

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Is Your Vision Causing Muscle Tension?

  Do you have tension headaches or chronic tension in your upper body? How about neck and shoulder stiffness? Maybe you experience strain in the temples, forehead, neck, shoulders, or back, especially after a long period of working at a computer or reading a book? If so, your tension could be related to how you […]

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Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

Neurological massage therapy is not new; it has been known in the West since the 1920s and in the East, much before that. In fact, it is believed that the developers of neurological massage therapy, Stanley Lief and Boris Chaitow trained under Eastern physicians and then merged those concepts with a western understanding of anatomy […]

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