Massage therapy has been used for centuries to reduce stress, improve health and relax sore, tight muscles. In the past, massage during pregnancy has been frowned upon by the medical community. But more recently, in the past 20 years or so, studies conducted show how beneficial regular massage can be for the pregnant woman. continue reading
Massage is defined as the rubbing and kneading of the body’s muscles and joints. Massage is most commonly used to relieve tension or pain. Most people who have experienced a massage report it has been helpful. But according to a recent National Health Interview Survey, only about 6.9 percent of Americans have ever tried massage. That means there is a whole lot of people missing the benefits massage can offer. continue reading
Massage therapy has been around for centuries. The ancient texts of many languages, including Chinese, Indian, Greek and Egyptian mention it. While the exact roots of massage therapy are unknown, it is known that getting regular massages is beneficial for the recipients. Massage can treat everything from aches and pains, digestive issues, insomnia and more. continue reading
The American Massage Therapy Association took a survey recently to find out why people get massage. What they found was that 72 percent of those surveyed claim their primary reason for receiving a massage was because it was medically advised, or to relieve stress. And growing research supports the premise that massage is very effective therapy in this regard, and there are numerous other health benefits to be had as well. Depending on what is needed, a massage can help relieve pain, improve posture, reduce stress and relax muscles.
Here are five reasons why EVERYBODY needs to get a massage: continue reading
As summer unwinds and fall begins, it’s time for us to allow our bodies to do the same.
Typically, summer is the most active of all seasons. The kids are out of school, vacations are aplenty, the weather is consistently nice and we participate in a many outdoor activities we may not normally do throughout the rest of the year. With all this going on at once, we expend a lot of energy. It isn’t surprising that some of us tend to feel tired by summer’s end. continue reading
Myofascial release is a great way to restore motion to the body. The term myofascial is a combination of “myo” meaning “muscle” and “fascia” – the soft tissue between your skin and muscle, and surrounding and infusing into the muscles. This soft tissue tends to bunch up and tighten frequently, causing it to lose it pliability, and is usually one of the main reasons our bodies experience stiffness and tension. By massaging the body’s myofascial connective tissues, the therapist can relieve pain from many sources, and restore better range of motion. continue reading
It’s a fact – almost everyone experiences back pain at some point. Back pain is a nuisance, it can prevent you from doing the things you want to do, and living the way you want to live. continue reading
It’s likely that you, along with most other people, have some questions before you come in for your first massage therapy appointment.
So let’s take a look at 7 of the most frequently asked questions about massage.
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Massage therapy is a natural way to help discomfort and pain in your ears that you may be experiencing. A common way for ear pain to occur is from ear infections. Massage is a great technique to reduce the pain from an ear infection. You can visit you local massage therapist who may have many strategies to address ear pain. You can also perform self-massage to experience immediate relief from ear pain and infection. continue reading