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
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.
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
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
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
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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
As a Massage Therapist, I have had several clients ask me if I ever thought about using CBD oil for their massage session. My first reaction was, "No way am I using pot oil!". Then I kept seeing Facebook ads and articles on CBD oil, I even started to see famous people and doctors start talking about using it. I figured it was worth the research to at least educate myself on it. I must admit I really knew nothing about it and I really never paid much attention to all the m
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.