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The calming power of touch for children

How massage can help children Parents concerned about the health of their children never want to accidentally do something that could be harmful. For example, headlines have warned parents about the dangers associated with taking children to a chiropractor for years. Reading a headline like that may leave you asking yourself if massage is safe for your child. According to most medical experts,

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Five essential oils that complement your massage

Essential oils can be used as aromatherapy with massage Aromatherapy has been around for nearly 6,000 years. Through the ages, essential oils have been used to treat anxiety, depression, pains and aches, sleep problems and other physical ailments. Their use extends to spiritual practices (prayers and anointing oil used to heal the sick), therapeutic uses, hygiene and ritualis (some cultures

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How often should you receive massage?

Your massage regimen should be tailored to your individual needs Massage can play an important role in the treatment of a physical injury or help you maintain good condition by decreasing anxiety, helping you unwind and contributing to your overall feeling of well-being. Receiving massage regularly can assuage neck, shoulder and back trouble. Massage can bring peace of mind, many

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Massage and injury prevention, recovery

Keep your muscles in top shape with the help of massage You’ve heard it often: Prevention is better than cure. When it comes to sports and athletic activities, prevention plays a huge part in helping you avoid unnecessary injuries. Well-maintained muscles are stronger and more flexible and, therefore, less injury-prone. Still not convinced? Here are five top reasons to use

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Massage has full-body benefits

More than just a luxury, massage impacts your overall well-being Believe it or not, some people still think of massage as nothing but a gratuitous form of relaxation. While a great massage session can certainly be relaxing, there are myriad benefits to a regular massage regimen. What are the health benefits of massage? Massage can help to both prevent and treat

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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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