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Ashiatsu: The Healing Power of Heels

Be Well Bodyworks offers Ashiatsu in Longmont, Colorado It’s not usually recommended to let someone walk all over you, but after just one session of ashiatsu, you’ll be begging for another heel to the thoracic region. What is ashiatsu? Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is a deep compression massage that looks a bit like a circus act (indeed, the relief our therapists produce

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Swedish massage vs. deep tissue massage

Different massage therapy techniques address a variety of issues Massage therapy is not only relaxing, stress relieving, and therapeutic, but also offers a wide range of health benefits. A Swedish massage, combined with deep tissue massage, provides relaxation, relief from tension, stress and chronic pain, and improves circulation and blood flow. Alhough Swedish and deep tissue massage are often used together, the

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Five ways massage improves your health and well-being

Some of the many benefits of massage therapy The pluses to receiving regular massage therapy – beyond a sense of relaxation and well-being – are more than you might imagine. The person credited with scientifically proving “the healing potential of touch,” according to More Magazine was Tiffany Field, Ph.D., who established the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Within

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Aromatherapy complements massage

Essential oils and scents can help stimulate the body’s nervous and limbic systems Take a deep breath inward. The soothing scent travels through your nose and then quickly enters your thoughts and your heart. That’s the transcendent power of aromatherapy. Also referred to as essential oil therapy, the practice may be defined as “the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted

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Will you be sore after a massage?

While some people experience temporary post-massage soreness, the benefits are worth it New and potential massage clients often want to know, “Will I be sore the day after my massage?” Our answer is this: possibly—but probably not enough to counteract the overwhelming benefits. Given that all of our bodies are different, each person may react in varying ways to the

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Should you exercise after a massage?

Massage and exercise are both part of a healthy lifestyle After a massage, it is important to wait at least 24 hours before doing any strenuous exercise. Strenuous exercise includes running, weight lifting, high-intensity aerobics, power yoga and more. Light exercise, such as moderate walking, gentle stretching or easy-paced swimming, are okay for most healthy individuals after their massage. One

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What is neuromuscular massage?

Neuromuscular Massage and Myofascial Pain “Myofascia” is a term describing muscle (myo) and the connective tissue (fascia) surrounding muscle. When the muscles and tissues become injured or stressed, they form a “knot” of painful tissue. This knot tightens the fascia, creating a trigger point and causing pain at the site or referred pain to other locations of the body. Chronic

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