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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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Massage Therapy for Golf

Here is an excellent article by Kris Kelly of Las Vegas Massage. We sure agree on most points here especially of the possible problems associated in the repetitive nature of the golf game. And the benefits of massage therapy to help release the after effects of too much golfing or muscle imbalances. My favorite part is the …

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Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity, part 2

No. 5: Exercise promotes better sleep Struggling to fall asleep? Or to stay asleep? Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. Just don’t exercise too close to bedtime, or you may be too energized to fall asleep. No. 6: Exercise puts the spark back into your sex life Do …

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Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity, part 1

You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life. By Mayo Clinic staff Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of …

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TMJ Case Study

This week we helped a client get relief from TMJ. TMJ is Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull. It showed up in our client as pain when opening mouth for a large bite of food and a clicking noise in the joint.  Our job is to …

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