Category Archives: Massage & Health

5 Beauty Benefits of Massage Therapy

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Massage is known around the world to relieve stress, tension, and pain, but the benefits don’t stop there. Besides physical and emotional rejuvenation, massage therapy can revive your aesthetic as well. There are several ways a regular rub down can help you be the most beautiful you: Firmer, More Radiant… Read more »

5 Reasons a Warm Bath Will Make Your Day Better

  When I was growing up in the UK, baths were by far the preferred method of personal hygiene nightly rituals. And studies show the Brits might be onto something. There are many benefits of having  bath over a shower. Yes, the bath tends to use more water (it really… Read more »

5 Ways Massage Makes Your Day Better

Massage Benefits

Massage is great for many things.  It provides benefits in numerous areas of your body as well as your mind.  The benefits are not limited to those listed here, but these are some of the most common reasons people seek a massage. Headaches Some headaches are the direct result of muscle… Read more »

How Much Sleep Do I Really Need To Be Healthy?

If you want a good nights sleep, avoid taking your laptop to bed. Duh.

That’s the big question right? What’s the ideal amount of sleep so you feel like you’re firing on all cylinders? If you’re doing all the other stuff correctly–like eating a healthy and varied diet, and exercising regularly, and being emotionally mature so you handle the bumps of life well–how much sleep… Read more »

Regular Massage: Try It, and Reap the Benefits!

You're regular with your exercise routine; try being regular with your massage and reap the benefits!

There are many things we do on a regular basis.  Some things are basic physical requirements, such as sleeping or eating, and others aren’t required for our survival, but they do improve our lives. When Routines Are Disrupted How do you feel when your routine gets interrupted?  Maybe there is an… Read more »

Massage Research and Studies In the News

Massage Research

Massage research has been increasing in recent years. Thanks to scientific curiosity and rigorous studies, we’re constantly learning new things about massage and its many health benefits. And the studies and research keep coming. Here’s a review of recent research on massage therapy and its benefits: Thai Massage Can Reduce the Severity of… Read more »

You’re Sick. Do You Need to Cancel Your Massage?

If you're sick, take care of yourself.

  Let’s make this one simple. You should PROBABLY cancel your massage and reschedule if you’re sick. And here’s why: Your Body is Already Fighting Germs, and Massage May Make You Feel Sicker. When you get a massage, your blood and lymph system are impacted, and this may actually make your illness spread… Read more »

Is it okay to fall asleep during a massage?

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                  It’s been a long week. You’re tired, achey, and you’ve neglected yourself for far too long for the sake of ‘fill in the blank’. (Viable options might be kids, spouse, elderly parents, job, second job…) And NOW, you have finally made it to your massage appointment! Cue beaming lights… Read more »