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3 ways massage benefits your brain

Massage benefits your brain in some surprising ways It’s obvious that massages can be beneficial for people who have aches, pains and certain types of sports injuries. However, did you know that massage also benefits your brain? Below are just a few of the mental benefits of massage: Better sleep Good sleep is a cornerstone of both physical and mental

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Improve social bonds with massage

Did you know massage can improve social bonds? If you feel overwhelmed and stressed, you’re in good company. According to the American Institute of Stress, 1 in 5 people experience extreme stress, resulting in shaking, heart palpitations and depression. Reduce stress and improve social bonds to help combat these symptoms. Here are some compelling reasons to use massage therapy to

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What causes tight muscles and stiff joints?

Tight muscles and stiff joints often have little to do with aging and more to do with lack of activity. So, if you are active and healthy, why are you experiencing stiff joints and tight muscles? Below are a few possible culprits: Dehydration Too much sitting/inactivity Whiplash or a bad fall Inflammation To counteract the effects of these conditions, try

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Massage for pain management

Easing pain with massage therapy Technology has done some amazing things for humanity, but it has also unintentionally set us up for chronic pain by encouraging us to live a sedentary lifestyle. Some studies show that sitting for long periods of time has a direct link to chronic back pain, leg pain, anxiety and many other ailments. According to the

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The benefits of yoga

Be Well Bodyworks now offers therapeutic yoga In the Boulder and Longmont areas, we know there are thousands of yoga devotees. We are lucky to live in a place where people place such an emphasis on their health and well-being, and many options are available to take classes and join studios that specialize in a variety of yoga approaches. At

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Integrated medicine: A new approach to well-being

Massage, nutrition and other complementary health services You may have seen recent headlines discussing the idea of complementary medicine, or integrated medicine, as a new approach to treating the whole body. While the approach is anything but new – many types of complementary medicine have been around for thousands of years – more traditional medical doctors and institutions seem to

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