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4 Things You Should Know About Getting a Massage

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,

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Signs You May Need a Massage

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

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Massage for Osteoarthritis

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

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How Massage Can Help Sciatica

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

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Deep Tissue Massage

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.

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3 Digestive Disorders Massage Can Help

Massage therapy is a rejuvenating solution for many different health problems. Massage therapy has been proven to alleviate pain and relax the body, and is frequently used to ease digestive system disorders. There are many healing benefits associated with receiving routine abdominal massage sessions. Abdominal or stomach massage can help address constipation, gas, bloating and abdominal muscle pain. See how

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Benefits of Massage Therapy for a Pulled Muscle

A pulled muscle, or muscle strain, is among the most common types of injuries sustained by athletes and bodybuilders. It’s characterized by the physical tearing (full or partial) of muscle fibers and/or its connected tendons, usually occurring during a strenuous activity. While most pulled muscles will heal on their own without the need for professional medical assistance, seeking massage therapy

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Massage and Regional Pain Syndrome

Regional pain syndrome, also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is a chronic condition that’s characterized by long-lasting severe pain, swelling, and discoloration of the skin. In some cases, it may only affect a limb, but roughly a third of people who suffer from this disease report symptoms throughout their body. Whether you suffer from localized symptoms or whole-body symptoms, you

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Top 5 Benefits of Massage Therapy for Runners

Whether you are a recreational runner or run competitively, you should consider adding massage therapy into your regular routine. Some people assume that massage therapy is only useful for relieving stress and muscle tension, but this isn’t the case. While it can certainly be used for these purposes, it offers some surprising benefits for runners as well.

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Can Massage Therapy Relieve Chronic Pain?

It’s estimated that more than 100 million US adults suffer from chronic pain conditions. While everyone will experience physical pain at some point in their lives, most cases are temporary. With chronic pain, however, the debilitating pain signals last for long periods at a time, often for weeks, months or even years.

Unfortunately, far too many people treat their pain

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