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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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S--T--R--E--C--H Yourself!

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Daily Quick Stretching!  It's good for you!

 

Having a good stretch once or twice a day feels good and can help prevent injuries (flexible muscles can do more), improve your posture (and as a result help with back pain), increase blood and nutrients to your muscles, and help you to feel less stressed.

 

Here's what I do:

 

Spinal Stretch...

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Three Tips to Quiet the Mind

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 4:50 PM

If you are not extremely busy in todays society, you are the exception and not the rule. We are all in high gear; we overextend, overachieve, and overstress ourselves to the point of breaking. This can have lasting negative effects on our health! Here are a few ways to break the cycle:

Gratitude

It is so easy to be upset when things do not go our way. From the moment we spill our coffee, lock our keys in the car, and forget our lunch, a spiral of circumstances can set us off into ...

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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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Why Should I Learn to Massage my Baby?

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 10:40 PM

Does your baby cry for no apparent reason? Do you wish your baby had better sleep patterns, allowing you to get the rest you need? Do you wonder how you can feel more confident comforting and bonding with your child?

Infant Massage can address all of these common problems and more! Some of the benefits of infant massage include:

 babies sleep better & cry less

 improved digestion

 stronger immune systems

 increased circulat...

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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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