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Benefits of Using Heat with Massage Therapy

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 12:15 AM

I love using heat modalities in with my Custom Therapeutic Massage!  Standard in each Custom Massage is the option for 2 hot stones and a Moist heat pack for your back.  I offer these at no extra charge!  Why?  I could charge more for these wonderfully relaxing enchancements, but I don't because they are not just "foo-foo feel good" extras.  No, they actually provide therapeutic benefit that helps my clients as well as make my job easier! 


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Which is Better: Massage or Stretching?

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 1:35 PM

Many times after a massage session, I recommend for my clients to stretch at home.  If you ever wondered, here's why:

 

Massage, and stretching both recommended for muscle recovery. But how do they relate to one another, and what works best and when?

 

Massage is the manipulation of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue.

Massage has been shown to:

· Promote faster healing of strained muscles

· Reduce swelling and th...

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No Pain, No Gain???

Posted on August 1, 2016 at 10:50 PM

Have you been wondering if a massage has to hurt to be effective?


If so, you are not alone. Many people believe that a massage has to hurt in order to be effective. Well it doesn’t! You’ll be happy to hear that the saying, “No pain, no gain” doesn’t apply to massage therapy. Sometimes the most effective massages are the ones that don’t cause you any pain. Something that feels marvelous, and it’s good for you too? It doesn’t g...

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How Often Should I Get a Massage?

Posted on July 3, 2016 at 10:20 PM

How Often Should You Get a Massage?

Every day! Well, maybe that’s not practical, even though it would be nice. This is one of the most common questions clients ask about massage therapy, and it really all depends on WHY you get massages. Do you get massages for health benefits? Or, to help you relax and handle the stress of everyday life? Most likely it’s a combination of the two, so let’s look at some of the most common reasons to get regular massages:

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5 Ways Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Health

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 5:05 PM

The following article is from American Massage Therapy Association website Feburay 21, 2014


Massage therapy can play an important role in your health regimen. See what the research says about massage for health and wellness.

1. Control stress

The longterm effects of stress can take emotiona...

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This is my first massage. What should I expect?

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Often people are not quite sure what to expect during a massage, especially if they have never had one before.  Let me ease your fears.  There are a few things to expect. 

Plan to arrive just a few minutes early the first massage session because there will be some forms for you to complete.  After that is done, there is a very brief question/answer time where your therapist will ask you abour your general health and you will have the opportunity to as...

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Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Getting a massage during pregnancy is different than getting a regular massage.  First you shouldn't  lie face down.  Also, pregnancy massage or prenatal massage involves specific techniques and necessary precations to enhance the health of both the mother and her baby.  Generally, Prenatal Massage is very safe if done by a Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist.  This certification requires extra training and not all Massage Therapists who do prenatal massage are certi...

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How Can Massage Improve My Health & Wellbeing?

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 10:35 PM

Generally, people use massage for either general relaxation/ wellbeing, or to address a specific complaint, such as pain or limited range of motion. Research suggests massage therapy may contribute to both goals.

Some of the general benefits of massage therapy may include:

  • Physical relaxation
  • Improved circulation, which nourishes cells and improves waste elimination
  • Relief for tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains
  • ...
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