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Massage for Expectant Mothers

Explore the benefits of prenatal massage Pregnancy can be exciting and intimidating at the same time.You’re excited about the life growing inside you and you want to do everything possible to make sure your baby is healthy inside the womb and when they’re finally born. Doctor’s visits chart their growth and the doctor monitors your health closely. You’re well taken care of

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More Motion Equals Improved Health

Exercise and massage have one important element in common: they both get your body in motion. And as a general rule, more motion means improved health. Much of the media coverage on exercise seems to focus on looking better and losing weight. These are great goals, but apparently not good enough to inspire most people to exercise often. More important

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The Weight of the World

Neck and shoulder problems are among the most common complaints presented for massage therapists to address. It’s really no surprise when you look at this area of your body. The most obvious condition we all tend to experience is stress—that carrying “the weight of the world” on our shoulders. This tension we assign to our neck and shoulders may be

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Reclaiming Your Health in the Modern Age

Five ways to take better care of yourself every day Despite the fact that we know more today about health than ever before, we are not necessarily healthier. In fact, in some ways, we are less healthy. The structure of contemporary life makes maintaining great health hard work. Some aspects of contemporary life make staying healthy more challenging, but

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Massage Can Compliment Health Care

Many health conditions can be treated with massage as a form of complementary medicine In addition to helping people feel fantastic, massage is known to have many therapeutic benefits. You may want to consider massage as a specialized form of health care if you suffer from chronic pain or other conditions. According to the National Institute of Health

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Massage, nutrition and other complementary health services

You may have seen recent headlines discussing the idea of complementary medicine, or integrative 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 be incorporating these treatments into their patient

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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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