5 Reasons not to feel guilty for having a massage People everywhere, especially women, seem to feel guilty about taking time out to look after themselves. It’s OK when it’s a gym session, because that’s virtuous and ‘hard work’ – but if all we’re investing our time in is an hour or so of being relaxed beyond belief at the hands of a massage therapist, it’s as if we’re committing a deadly sin by prioritising our own wellbeing. Well, we have news for you. Your wellbeing is impo
We’ve all seen the offers on Groupon and the other discount beauty and wellness apps for cut price massage, but if you’re happy with your massage therapist or body worker, there are probably more reasons for you to stick with them than there are to jump around and follow the bargains. Not all massages or massage therapists are made equal, and it’s worth looking at the reasons why you should stick with the therapist you’ve been seeing before you start table hopping! Did you no
Trigger Points and Muscle Knots If you’re a regular to massage, the concept of a muscle knot is probably something you’re well aware of, but what are they exactly? And what’s the relationship between a muscle knot and a trigger point?
What’s a trigger point? Trigger points are simply tender spots on your body that ‘trigger’ or cause discomfort. These tender spots are common and many of us have them, but for some people they can become really troublesome. They are common in
Humans love to be touched. It’s an undeniable fact, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a full on squishy bear hug or a massage, touch is one of the most important things you can give to your body. The skin on skin contact from a hug, massage or even a session in the bedroom can be a potent way to support your health, from lowering your blood pressure and heart rate to boosting your immune system and giving you pain relief. As we all know, it also helps us to feel less stressed and
All About Massage Cupping Massage cupping, or just ‘cupping’ crops up in the news and celebrity pages every now and again, as there are some well-known fans of this treatment, which is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques. It’s a massage technique that’s becoming popular in spas and clinics over the country, and it’s one that can be really great for your overall health. So, what exactly is massage cupping? It’s a healing therapy which was developed thousands
A regular massage is often considered to be a treat, rather than a necessity. Most people believe that having a massage is good for aches and pains, or can help if they’ve overdone the exercise. Not everybody realizes that massage therapy is also a powerful painkiller that can even be used to help people with back problems to reduce the amount of medication they must take. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain and if you’re one of the 31 million American
Deep Tissue Massage VS Swedish Massage Shellie Morin LMT CA: Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 2:08 PM Difference Between Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage People who want to get a massage are often confused between the different forms of massages. Even worse, they tend to identify them as the same, when in fact, most massage forms are unique. This is often the case with Swedish and Deep Tissue Massages. Both types of massage are regarded by some as the same. However, y