Massage

Three Massage Techniques to Relieve TMJ

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, approximately 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ (also known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorders). If you count yourself among those ranks, then you know just how painful TMJ can be and how desperate many are to find relief. 

TMJ can cause tenderness in the jaw or around the ears and many find it painful or difficult to chew. In more severe cases, the jaw can lock, and you might find yourself having difficulty opening and closing your mouth. Did you know that there are three different massage techniques that can help you find relief? Read on to learn more. continue reading »

Highlights of Reflexology Massage

The term reflexology massage has grown in popularity in recent years, but many people may not know exactly what to expect or know if this is something that could be the right option for them. The basic definition of reflexology is that it is an ancient technique that involves applying pressure to specific areas of the hands and feet to elicit a specific response from the body. It is often used to increase general well-being and reduce stress.  continue reading »

What is Aromatherapy Massage?

Massage therapy is a great option not only for relaxation but to also deal with muscle pain and strains. And aromatherapy massage is yet another tool in the massage toolbox that can be used to help with relaxation, pain management and improved mood. Aromatherapy is often used as an add-on service to deep tissue, hot stone, or Swedish massage. Adding essential oils to the massage experience is what makes aromatherapy unique.   continue reading »

Three Benefits of Oncology Massage

Going through cancer treatment can be a painful and sometimes lengthy process. One of the best ways to combat some of cancer treatments’ worst side effects is through oncology massage. Oncology massage can help you find relief for the anxiety and stress that comes with undergoing treatment, as well as helping to relieve chemotherapy related nausea and help to control pain.  continue reading »

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 »