Home Massage for Infant Colic

Colic is defined as severe, fluctuating pain in the abdomen, caused by gas or an obstruction in the intestines. When a newborn baby suffers from colic, they tend to cry or be fussy, even though they are otherwise healthy. Approximately 20 to 25 of all babies experience clinical colic. Pediatricians now think all babies actually suffer from this affliction, but only 20 to 25 percent cry incessantly due to the discomfort of the condition. Colic tends to peak at about six to eight weeks after birth and generally clears up by nine months of age. Those months can be rough for everybody, though. continue reading »

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5 Ways Deep Tissue Massage Can Benefit Athletes

In the United States, massage therapy is generally considered a luxury. But the truth is that massage can be used for much more than just relaxation. The health benefits of massage are numerous. Massage therapy can relieve pain, increase energy, improve sleep, encourage healthy digestion and more. continue reading »

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How to get a massage every day while living paycheck-to-paycheck

The average massage can cost anywhere between $65-$225 depending on what’s included and where you go for treatment. Whether you’re wanting steam baths, hot towels on your face or  simply looking for someone to work on your aggravated knots, below are a few ways you can get a massage each day while living paycheck-to-paycheck! continue reading »

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3 Reasons To Gift Yourself A Massage This Holiday Season

There are many benefits to getting a massage, stress being one of them! With all of the hype around holiday-planning, visiting relatives and using your mental energy to socialize with more people that you’re likely used to, gifting yourself a massage this holiday season can help you get through to the end of the year with ease!  continue reading »

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3 benefits of adding cupping to a massage

Deep-tissue massage is an amazing technique for loosening muscle knots and reducing pain and inflammation. Adding cupping to the massage can facilitate faster relief, with less pain. continue reading »

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4 Ways to Massage Away Nausea

Massage can be an amazing tool for relieving nausea. Massage can be used to treat nausea in everybody, including pregnant women. Let’s look at some ways that massage can help with nausea.

Self-massage is a great way to relieve nausea. Many people hold their stress in their gut. This can lead to nausea and vomiting, as well as a general queasiness that is present at all times. By gently massaging the abdomen, nausea can be greatly reduced. The motion of the massage is important when being performed on the abdomen. Massaging in a counterclockwise motion is indicated when there is digestive upset because if follows the natural path of the gastrointestinal tract. This motion also helps with peristalsis of the stomach and intestines. continue reading »

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5 Reasons to Get a Massage This Fall

As summer weather comes to a crawl and the feeling of fall becomes more prominent, it’s important to allow our bodies to relax and recover from the hype of summer activities. For most, summer is the most active of all seasons because children aren’t in school, family vacation are more frequent, and the warm weather and longer days allow us to be outside more. With the busyness of our lives, it’s not uncommon for people to feel exhausted by the time autumn rolls around as our lives and routines fall back into place.   continue reading »

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The Benefits of Partner Massage at Home

It’s no secret that a good massage can provide relief for sore muscles, tired eyes and even digestive upset. But have you ever considered the benefits of sharing a massage with your husband, wife or partner in your own home? 

Many people unconsciously rub their loved ones neck or shoulders when they are feeling stressed or pained. But what many couples don’t realize is that providing their partner with a relaxing massage can also bring them closer together and strengthen the emotional bonds of the relationship.  continue reading »

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Benefits of Using Coconut Oil for Massages

When you get a professional massage, the therapist typically applies some sort of oil or cream that lubricates the skin, making it easier for the therapist to manipulate the area and more comfortable for the patient. It may come as a surprise to learn the most common choice by massage therapists is coconut oil. There are several reasons that coconut oil is the first choice of massage therapists. Here are a few of the benefits: continue reading »

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4 Ways to Massage Away A Headache

In the United States, 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches. Headaches can be debilitating and career ending. Chronic headaches create added stress at work, at home and in everyday life. Massage can be a very important tool for relieving chronic headaches. It can be used proactively to prevent headaches and also retroactively to help relieve a headache that is already in full swing. Let’s look at some ways that massage can help with headaches. continue reading »

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