- Integrated Body Therapies
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Rockville, MD 20851
- 1555 Connecticut Ave., NW
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Washington, DC 20009
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- The Many Benefits of Acupressure
- More about Fascia & Your Health
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- Massage Therapy for Sports Injuries
- Massage Therapy for Sprains and Strains
- 5 Surprising Benefits of Massage for Athletes
- The Importance of Touch
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In the United States, massage therapy is generally considered a luxury. But the truth is, massage can be used for much more than just relaxation, its health benefits are numerous. Massage therapy can relieve pain, increase energy, improve sleep, encourage healthy digestion and more.
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.
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
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
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
Massage is meant to be therapeutic and relaxing, don’t let it become uncomfortable and unsettling by not doing your research before seeking treatment. Doing your research about your massage therapist and understanding their services sets the right expectation for a good experience. If you arrive to your massage therapist with a good grasp of how they will be assisting you,
How do you know if you need a massage? What tell-tale signs will your body or mind exhibit to let you know it is time to schedule a massage therapy appointment? Believe it or not, there are some key indicators most people commonly experience before they head into a massage therapy appointment. If you experience any of these signs, chances
Osteoarthritis is no fun for anyone, and those with osteoarthritis can experience pain, stiff joints, decreased mobility and minor to major swelling of the tissue surrounding the joints. Although it can be hard to find a ton of ways to manage the pain that comes with osteoarthritis, massage therapy has been proven to help alleviate arthritic pain and strengthen your
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the buttocks that that often radiates down the outer and back leg and possibly even to the toes. If left alone, sciatica can be very debilitating. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body, arising from the lower portion of our spinal cord and following the same pathway through the leg
Deep tissue massage can induce one of the most comforting and widespread feelings of relaxation throughout the body. It has been widely reported that many individuals who choose to receive deep tissue massage experience a state of deep relaxation. Deep tissue massage has been referred to as one of the main techniques of relaxation therapy.