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A Funny and Possibly True Massage Story

Scour the internet long enough and you’ll find a plethora of massage related horror stories from both sides, the clients and ourselves. We like to think we run a pretty tight and fun ship around here, but it’s always fun to imagine some of the wackier things that happen when life starts to resemble a …

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Want a Massage or NEED a Massage?

Yes, we are in the business of giving people massages whenever it is that they want one. We love what we do and we’re glad to accommodate as best we can whenever we can! But it’s not all about your desire or want of a massage. Sometimes the body just needs the kind of relief that only a trained …

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Tips For Better Sleep

If you don’t have good sleeping habits chances are you are not living an optimally healthy lifestyle. The pressures of the day seem to flood into the night all at once, often when you are doing your best to shut your eyes and try to hit the “re-do” button. Instead of resorting to sleeping pills …

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How Massage Can Lower Your Blood Pressue

Many of us suffer from high blood pressure and don’t even know it. There are many ways to ameliorate high blood pressure, but one that is not very highly publicized is massage. Check out the following courtesy of Live Strong: High blood pressure raises the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. To help …

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The History of Massage

Ever wondered about the history of massage? It’s fascinating! The history of massage and the evolution of human touch are intertwined with human history. Since prehistoric time, touch has been an integral part of the primate social system, initially as an element of grooming behavior. During the long transition from primate grooming behavior to human …

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Feeling Better With Massage Works

People aren’t generally unwilling to get a massage, but sometimes you just need that extra push to commit to it. Here are some benefits that we here at Massage Works can produce for you. Shelley Frost explains: Massage involves the rubbing and manipulating of muscles, tendons, skin and ligaments. Massage has moved beyond the walls …

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Homemade Energy Bars

For foodie Friday this week I am sharing a recipe I created because I had extra peanut butter on hand. And my husband can eat energy bars like they are going out of style… so I thought I should make my own! They are simple to make very similar to a cliff bar. My husband …

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Meet Your Therapist: Mikyo Martin

I have been doing massage and yoga for 8 years.  I’ve been trained in a myofascial style of deep tissue, swedish, shiatsu, tui na, and ayurvedic massage.  I tend to use a mixture of all of these styles, with a focus on deep tissue and swedish depending on what my client is needing.  I find …

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Exercises for a Strong Core

Strong core muscles don’t just keep your back healthy and resistant to pain and injury; they also hold your body upright, improve balance and enable you to move your body with greater control and efficiency. If any (or all) of your core muscles are weak, other muscles have to compensate, resulting in loss of motion, …

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Massage Works Case Study Sciatica

I have found massage therapy to be very effective on Sciatic pain with our clients. And I had another happy client this wee! She has had sciatic pain for 8 years. After her first visit the pain lessened but was still there at times. She told me she just thought it was something she would …

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