Massage

How Massage Can Help With Postoperative Pain

A survey performed in 2009 showed that 48 million inpatient surgeries were performed that year. Everything from eye surgery to musculoskeletal surgeries were included. And this survey doesn’t even include the millions of outpatient surgeries that were performed. The numbers are staggering. What is even more staggering is that 80 percent of the people undergoing surgery reported that they had some form of postoperative pain. But the scariest statistic of all is that 10 to 50 percent of these patients then develop chronic pain from the surgery itself. That’s a whole lot of people who didn’t get relief from their pain, even after a surgery was performed that may have been deemed as a correction for the initial pain. continue reading »

Massage for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a problem that affects hand function and is caused by the compression of the median nerve at the wrist. According to a 2010 survey, carpal tunnel syndrome affects nearly 5 million Americans. Carpal tunnel syndrome does not always have a definitive cause, but it is more common in people who do a lot of repetitive motion with their hands, such as people who do computer work, or some artists and musicians.  continue reading »

Everything You Need To Know About Facial Massage

Getting a massage can be very pleasurable, as well as beneficial. And while many people in the United States still consider massage to be a luxury item, the benefits far outweigh the cost. Facial massages are definitely high up on the list of what many consider to be a luxury. However, the proof is in the pudding. People who get regular facial massages tend to have glowing skin that looks ageless and flawless. Let’s look a little deeper at this type of massage and how it can benefit you. continue reading »

5 Reasons to Get a Massage This Winter

For many people, the winter months are more difficult to get through than other times of the year. With shorter days, less sunlight, colder temperatures, inclement weather and less social interaction, people tend to become depressed as the season of winter approaches. Just like our wild cousins, winter is often a time of hibernation and rejuvenation. But there are ways to combat the winter blues.   continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »