3 Reasons To Gift Yourself A Massage This Holiday Season

There are many benefits to getting a massage, stress being one of them! With all of the hype around holiday-planning, visiting relatives and using your mental energy to socialize with more people that you’re likely used to, gifting yourself a massage this holiday season can help you get through to the end of the year with ease!  continue reading »

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3 benefits of adding cupping to a massage

Deep-tissue massage is an amazing technique for loosening muscle knots and reducing pain and inflammation. Adding cupping to the massage can facilitate faster relief, with less pain. continue reading »

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3 Ways to Massage Away Nausea

Massage can be an amazing tool for relieving nausea, and here are a few ways that massage can help with nausea.

Self-massage is a great way to relieve digestive irritations, cramps, morning sickness, stress-related nausea and more. Many people hold their stress in their abdomen which can lead to nausea, general queasiness, and perhaps even vomiting. By gently massaging the abdomen, nausea can be greatly reduced. The motion of the massage is important when being performed on the abdomen – generally clockwise.

Abdominal massage is especially helpful when there is digestive upset. Using a clockwise motion, and beginning at the lower left portion of the belly, gradually work up toward the ribs, then from left to right across the body, and finally downward toward the lower right side of the large intestine. This follows the natural path of the gastrointestinal tract and helps with peristalsis of the stomach and intestines. You can also find relief from nausea by massaging in the middle of the abdomen in a counter-clockwise direction. continue reading »

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5 Reasons to Get a Massage This Fall

As summer weather comes to a crawl and the feeling of fall becomes more prominent, it’s important to allow our bodies to relax and recover from the hype of summer activities. For most, summer is the most active of all seasons because children aren’t in school, family vacations are more frequent (YEAH!), and the warm weather and longer days allow us to be outside more. With the busyness of our lives, it’s not uncommon for people to feel exhausted by the time autumn rolls around as our lives and routines fall back into place.   continue reading »

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The Benefits of Partner Massage at Home

It’s no secret that a good massage can provide relief for sore muscles, tired eyes and even digestive upset. But have you ever considered the benefits of sharing a massage with your husband, wife or partner in your own home? 

Many people naturally rub their loved ones neck or shoulders when they are feeling stressed or in pain. But what many couples don’t realize is that providing their partner with a relaxing massage can also bring them closer together and strengthen the emotional bonds of the relationship. continue reading »

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Benefits of Using Coconut Oil for Massages

When you get a professional massage, the therapist typically applies some sort of oil or cream that lubricates the skin, making it easier for the therapist to manipulate the area and more comfortable for the patient. It may come as a surprise to learn that coconut oil is a popular choice by massage therapists for several reasons. Here are a few of the benefits: continue reading »

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4 Ways to Massage Away A Headache

In the United States, 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches. Headaches can be debilitating and career ending. Chronic headaches create added stress at work, at home and in everyday life. Massage can be a very important tool for relieving chronic headaches. It can be used proactively to prevent headaches and also retroactively to help relieve a headache that is already in full swing. Let’s look at some ways that massage can help with headaches. continue reading »

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5 Reasons to Get a Massage This Summer

While many people think of massage as a treat for special occasions, the truth is that regular massage can be extremely beneficial, especially during the summer months. Here are five reasons why you should consider getting a massage this summer: continue reading »

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New research shows massage may help with knee osteoarthritis

Massage has long been used to help reduce pain and stiffness for people with arthritis. A new study, published in December 2018, adds more evidence in support of this practice. A team of researchers in North Carolina, New Jersey and Connecticut showed regular massage can decrease pain and stiffness for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Their research was published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.  continue reading »

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“My energy levels are like night and day”

Christine’s assessments, alignment corrections, neuromuscular and lymphatic drainage sessions always help me feel better physically, plus I have more energy. When my allergies/sinuses or stomach are giving me issues, I know Christine will clear them up. My energy levels are like night and day after a lymphatic drainage session. It’s amazing because I don’t need to take any medications, yet my body is able to heal itself after Christine uses her knowledge and magic touch skills. I had a feeling I had alignment issues and Christine validated that by taking measurements to show me where my alignment was off. Christine’s extensive knowledge of the body systems has healed medical issues that multiple specialists could not solve. You will not find someone with her training and specialties at Massage Envy and Christine is worth it.

(Aimee M. –  7/31/2019)

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