Massage

Massage for Palliative Care

According to the National Cancer Institute, “Palliative care is care meant to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer. It can be given with or without curative care. Palliative care is an approach to care that addresses the person as a whole, not just their disease. The goal is to prevent or treat, as early as possible, the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment, in addition to any related psychological, social, and spiritual problems.  Patients may receive palliative care in the hospital, an outpatient clinic, a long-term care facility, or at home under the direction of a licensed health care provider. Anyone can receive palliative care regardless of their age or stage of disease.” continue reading »

Three Benefits of Pediatric Massage

It’s not uncommon for adults to seek out massage therapy to deal with life’s stresses and bodily aches and pains, but children can also benefit from regular massage therapy visits. Research has shown that pediatric massage can help enhance a child’s physiological, neurological, and psychological development.  continue reading »

5 Benefits of Therapeutic Massage for Seniors

As we age, we all experience our bodies slowing down. Joints might begin to ache and stiffness appears where it didn’t exist before. The physical activities we used to do on a regular basis might be more difficult or the recovery time after the physical exertion is extended a lot longer than we would like. Regular therapeutic massage a very effective way to help our bodies combat the signs of aging. It’s not just a spa day treat but can help keep your body functioning optimally at any age. Below are just five benefits of regular massage. continue reading »

3 Types of Massage for Fibromyalgia

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fibromyalgia is a “condition that causes pain all over the body, sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million U.S. adults, about 2% of the adult population. The cause of fibromyalgia is not known, but it can be effectively treated and managed. continue reading »

Four Benefits of Massage for Mental Health

Recognizing the greater need for mental health services of all kinds, especially in the wake of Covid and the lockdowns, has become of paramount importance in the last couple of years. And many people are looking for drug-free alternatives to improve mental health. Massage therapy is a great option to improve not only mental health but other physical health concerns as well. Here are just four benefits of how massage therapy can help improve mental health.  continue reading »

Three Benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy

We all know how great a massage is when our muscles are tight and we are dealing with the stress of everyday life. However, many women are reluctant to enjoy the benefits of massage when they are pregnant. It’s always a good idea to check with your prenatal care provider before scheduling a massage just to make sure there are no concerns. And, don’t hesitate to share any concerns with us if you are expecting yet still want to enjoy a great relaxing massage. Moms to be, need it more than ever! continue reading »

Regular Massage Helps Arthritis Sufferers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 58.5 million U.S. adults suffered from arthritis from 2013-2015. That’s about one in four U.S. adults with women being impacted more commonly than men. The Mayo Clinic defines arthritis as the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms are joint pain and stiffness and this typically worsens as we get older. The good news is that regular massage therapy has been shown to help deal with the stiffness and pain that comes from arthritis. continue reading »

4 Massage Techniques to Help Lower High Blood Pressure

According to the CDC, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. suffer from high blood pressure, which consists of two numbers: systolic (or the top number which describes the maximum pressure happening with each contraction of the heart) and diastolic (the bottom number which describes the lowest pressure happening when the heart is in between beats). continue reading »

3 Massage Techniques to Help Conquer Insomnia

According to the American Sleep Association, approximately 50-70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. The ASA reports that insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%. Getting enough sleep is critical to overall health and massage therapy is a great drug-free, effective, and safe option to treat a variety of physical issues that could be impacting sleep quality.  continue reading »

Massage Techniques That Can Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression

Stress is an inevitable part of life, but people experience it in different ways. Whether through a chemical imbalance or through simply not knowing the skills to decrease and deal with stress in a healthy way, people suffer with various mental and physical symptoms related to this high level of stress. What many people may not know is that regular massage therapy can be a tremendous help in dealing with anxiety and depression and there are specific massage techniques used with great success. continue reading »