You know that massage is good for you, whether you’ve had one in the past and enjoyed the positive effects or you’re just curious about whether a massage therapist’s healing touch could help sort out your aches and pains. So, what’s stopping you? We have 10 reasons right here that will inspire you to visit your massage therapist today… 1. Massage helps to treat some health conditions Massage therapy can help with several common health conditions, some that you might already k
The Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask Your Massage Therapist So, you’re sitting in the spa waiting room, and the thought of the lovely massage you have been looking forward to all week suddenly gives way to a whole host of questions. If it’s your first massage, you might be a little apprehensive but there’s really no need to be. Although there’s really no such things as a silly question, we’ve taken the liberty of answering some frequent questions for you right here. Is
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
Three Tips to Quiet Your Mind If you are not extremely busy in today’s society, you are the exception and not the rule. We are all in high gear; we overextend, overachieve, and over stress ourselves to the point of breaking. This can have lasting negative effects on our health! Here are a few ways to break the cycle: 1. Gratitude It is so easy to be upset when things do not go our way. From the moment we spill our coffee, lock our keys in the car, and forget our lunch, a spir
Have you been wondering if a massage has to hurt to be effective? If so, you are not alone. Many people believe that a massage has to hurt in order to be effective. Well it doesn’t! You’ll be happy to hear that the saying, “No pain, no gain” doesn’t apply to massage therapy. Sometimes the most effective massages are the ones that don’t cause you any pain. Something that feels marvelous, and it’s good for you too? It doesn’t get much better than that! Deep Tissue Massage might
Obviously, we’re all big fans of the healing powers of a good massage, and we love to tell you all about just how good a regular massage can make you feel. But there are times when a massage might not be the best way forward, and so if any of these apply to you, it might be better to reschedule for when you’re feeling better! Coughs, Colds and Flu We get it, we know you’re feeling terrible and you’d really love to get a massage when you have the aches and pains of a bad cold.
Strengthening Your Core Your core is your center of balance and strength for almost everything you do.
Your core muscles are a group of muscles running down the center of your body. These include your abdominal muscles, back muscles, and your pelvis. These core muscles work together to help you maintain balance, posture and strength.
A strong core is good for your overall health, but it’s especially important to work on strengthening this group of muscles if you suffer wi
Which is better massage or stretching? Massage and stretching are both really helpful ways to keep your muscles relaxed, reduce tension and of course help recovery after an injury. Stretching helps to get the blood flowing to your muscles, which is great if you’ve injured yourself, or if your muscled are stiff because they’ve contracted due to inactivity. Giving your muscles a really good stretch can stop your muscles from going into painful spasms or cramps, and stop the kno
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
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
As Massage Therapists our goal is to help bring our clients back to a healthy balanced, pain free state. We have had extensive training in many different areas to accomplish this. We will assess your situation and come up with a plan for your session to help get you back to optimal health. Keep in mind that it can take multiple sessions to get you back to normal and that you should get a massage at least once a month after your pain is gone to keep that pain from coming ba
Roman Chamomile Shellie Morin LMT: Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:51 PM 100% Pure Roman Chamomile Essential Oil Botanical name : Anthemis Nobilis Plant origin : Flowers Extraction method : Steam distillation Aroma : Slightly fruity, herbal Odor intensity : Extremely High Evaporation Rate : Middle note Origin : France Wildcrafted Roman chamomile is a short growing perennial shrub that produces very little chamazulene, so the resulting color of the oil is a pale yellow.
A New Service I have been working with essential oils now for a long time, I took a course to become a Certified Aromatherapist over 8 years ago. I am very passionate about using essential oils for EVERYTHING, cooking, cleaning, health issues and emotional issues. Those who are my clients know I use essential oils in my massage oil and to some of you I have recommended using certain essential oils. Now I have a way to help more of you get the benefits of essential oils with
One of the new services at Sanford Massage & Wellness is Reiki with Gemstones and Aromatherapy. Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese term meaning "Universal Life Energy" It is an ancient healing technique which was rediscovered in the mid- 1800's by a Japanese Professor of Christianity. Reiki attunement aligns the energy centers of the body known as "chakras", which allows the Universal Life Energy to flow through the body and out the hands to offer healing to oneself or