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Category Archives: Althernative Healing

Increasing Back Pain in Young People

Several years ago when the ipad just came out, I saw someone using it at Starbucks and thought, that is causing terrible posture. I had a feeling that posture would cause neck and back pain and now it’s showing to be true. It definitely keeps massage therapists busy treating all the back and neck pain. …

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Cupping Massage

Have you had cupping with your massage yet? Suction cups long used in traditional Chinese medicine are now being used in massage therapy. I had experienced moving cups as they call it in acupuncture and found it very beneficial for increasing circulation and improving how I felt. This approach does not leave the dark circles …

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Summer Solstice

What to do for Summer Solstice This weekend marks Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere. And there is a very rare super moon this weekend too. It will be a great weekend to get outside spend some time in the sun and the moonlight. Here are great ideas of way to mark this time of …

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How Often Should I Get Massage?

It depends on your body and stress level Every person is different and we plan out visits depending on the unique needs and availability. We often see someone with an acute problem when the first schedule a massage. Like shoulder pain that hasn’t gone away for instance. Depending on how the client responds from the …

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Highly Recommend Happy the Movie

We can always use a feel good movie and “Happy” is it! I just watched the movie Happy. It had been on my Netflix cue for awhile and I finally got to it and am so thrilled I did. Happiness is usually what we all want in life… but how do we get it? Why …

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Anti Inflammatory Benefits of Turmeric and More

I  Think I am a Bit Late Getting Excited About the Benefits of Turmeric! But better late then never! I just can’t over look all the amazing health benefits of something that is a food easily eaten and added into dishes we make. I am always looking into things that have potential anti inflammatory benefits since that …

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Massage Research

The Health Benefits of Massage Continue to be Proven Massage Therapy Research The therapeutic benefits of massage continue to be researched and studied. Recent research has shown the effectiveness of massage for the following conditions: Cancer-related fatigue.11 Low back pain.12 Osteoarthritis of the knee.13 Reducing post-operative pain.14 Boosting the body’s immune system functioning.15 Decreasing the …

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Shoulder Pain

Massage therapy can play an important role in healing shoulder pain. It seems that specific problems come in waves and right now we are seeing a lot of clients with shoulders that are in pain. Massage helps to relieve the tension in the muscles that articulate the shoulder joint. The supraspinatus is an important muscle …

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Massage Helps Pain

Have you ever had a massage that was painful during the session? You have to know that if your muscles have gone into deep spasm and are full of knots and toxins they will hurt when pressure is applied. This is not to be confused with deeply overworked muscles that can get damaged or torn. …

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Stress and Your Health

Are you under stress? How is it effecting your body? This is an excellent visual example of the physical results of stress. We may realize we have stress in our busy lives. I mean really who doesn’t? But do you really know what it is doing on a physical level. Stress effects many physiological processes in …

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