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20 Medical Conditions Therapeutic Massage Can Help

Many people get a massage because it feels wonderful, it’s a great way to relax, and they want to treat themselves to a day at the spa.  However, massage is proving more and more to be an effective treatment and adjunct treatment for many medical conditions. Below is a list of various conditions massage therapy …

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8 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

If you are doing any last minute shopping for this holiday season, here are 8 healthy gift ideas to give to your family and friends. 1. Give the gift of Massage! Massage is healthy and beneficial for everyone. Research shows that massage is clinically therapeutic for physical pain and injuries, as well as reducing stress …

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Massage Therapy can help you get through this Flu Season

As influenza season ramps up, now may be the time to stock up on your vitamins and get a massage.  Yes, a massage! Some of you may be wondering how a massage will help prevent you from getting the flu. More and more research shows that massage therapy helps to significantly boost your immune system.  …

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Research Supports the Mind-Body Connection

There is a significant amount of research these days supporting what is called the Mind-Body connection. Many studies demonstrate that our thoughts and beliefs have a large influence over our health and well-being.  Studies on mindfulness, stress, the placebo effect and other topics all show that our thoughts are intertwined with our body’s biochemistry in …

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Massage Therapy and Insomnia

Insomnia is a pervasive disorder that affects more than 30% of American adults in the United States.  Insomnia is defined as a disorder that makes it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep, as well as waking up too early or getting poor quality sleep.  Chronic insomnia could last months to years and it affects …

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4 Effective Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress reduction is a popular topic these days and for good reasons. Chronic stress can lead to a weakened immune system and increase the risk of diseases. Over a prolonged period, this can damage the body and emotional well-being in a number of ways. Some symptoms of chronic stress include depression, weight gain, panic attacks …

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New Research Indicates that Massage Therapy Helps with Pain Management

There is new research showing that massage therapy can be an effective pain management tool for people suffering chronic pain. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has put together recent research suggesting that massage therapy helps with pain relief and controlling symptoms in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, metastatic cancer, as well as post-cardiac surgery …

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