3 Ways To Beat Holiday Stress

Massage has been proven to reduce stress levels.

While the festive season can be a great deal of fun, it can also be stressful. Stress is an extremely personal experience because what one person views as stressful may not remotely affect another person. Reasons Why the Holidays May Cause Stress: Stressful family gatherings Stressful office gatherings Scheduling difficulties Coping with loneliness Lack of…

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Your Guide to Deep Tissue Massage

A person receives a deep tissue massage.

What is Deep Tissue Massage?   As the name suggests, deep tissue massage aims to stimulate the deep tissue layers of the muscles in the body. This massage technique involves using a firm pressure to target key areas to release muscle tension. Deep tissue massage can have many positive changes on a person’s physiological health.…

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The Benefits of Prenatal Massage

A woman holds her pregnant belly.

Prenatal massage can improve the overall health of pregnant women. Along with the recommendation of a prenatal care provider, massage therapy can be used as an emotional and physical health supplement for pregnant women, which has shown to improve the outcome of the pregnancy and maternal health. How Does Prenatal Massage Improve Your Health and…

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Your Encyclopedia to Swedish massage

A woman receives a Swedish massage.

What is Swedish Massage? Swedish massage entails the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the upper layers of muscle tissue to improve mental and physical health. It is the most popular form of massage in the United States and is used to relieve tensions, as well as promote blood circulation and increased range…

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Everything You Need To Know About Trigger Points

A woman undergoes trigger point therapy.

What are Trigger Points? Trigger points or ‘muscle knots’ are sensitive or achy spots in our soft tissue.These sore spots are quite common, especially around injuries, and can play a role in major back and neck pain. Although it may feel like it, there are no actual knots under the skin. The usual explanation is…

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Enhancing sleep with massage therapy

50 to 70 million Americans experience sleep issues that affect their health, often leading to low work performance, slowed reaction time, obesity, higher risk of long-term disease, and substance abuse. What can a massage therapy do for you? The National Institutes of Health has advised that massage therapy can reduce fatigue and improve sleep and, based on…

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