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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5 Reasons to Get a Massage This Summer

While many people think of massage as a treat for special occasions, the truth is that regular massage can be extremely beneficial, especially during the summer months. Here are five reasons why you should consider getting a massage this summer: continue reading »

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New research shows massage may help with knee osteoarthritis

Massage has long been used to help reduce pain and stiffness for people with arthritis. A new study, published in December 2018, adds more evidence in support of this practice. A team of researchers in North Carolina, New Jersey and Connecticut showed regular massage can decrease pain and stiffness for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Their research was published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.  continue reading »

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4 Ways to Massage Away Back Pain

Statistics show that almost 8 out of ten people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50%. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. It is also very well known that in the United States, people are too sedentary and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back.  continue reading »

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3 Simple Self-massage Techniques

Massage therapy has been around for centuries. It has been discussed in the ancient texts of many languages, including Chinese, Indian, Greek and Egyptian. While the exact roots of massage therapy are not known, it is known that getting regular massages can be very beneficial for those who receive them. Massage can treat everything from aches and pains to digestive issues to insomnia and more.  continue reading »

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