Stress is an inevitable part of life, but people experience it in different ways. Whether through a chemical imbalance or through simply not knowing the skills to decrease and deal with stress in a healthy way, people suffer with various mental and physical symptoms related to this high level of stress. What many people may not know is that regular massage therapy can be a tremendous help in dealing with anxiety and depression and there are specific massage techniques used with great success. continue reading
According to the Mayo Clinic, a tension headache is defined as “a diffuse, mild to moderate pain in your head that’s often described as feeling a tight band around your head.” Treatments vary wildly from over-the-counter medications to simply finding a work/life balance that allows you to develop healthy habits. One of the best ways to address tension headaches is to make regular appointments with your massage therapist. continue reading
Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) have only increased in recent years, especially with the prevalence of cell phone elbow, texting thumb, and tech neck. These newer conditions can be added to tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, frozen shoulders, and other issues impacting the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. If you suffer from any of these conditions, massage is a great treatment option to help get you back to pain-free living. continue reading
It has been far too long since you have seen your massage therapist. And to say 2020 was a stressful year is a drastic understatement. We could all use an hour or two with a skillful therapist to work out all the stress, tension, and muscle kinks from the last year. continue reading
In a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports in September 2020, researchers confirmed the parasympathetic nervous system, which relieves the body’s fight or flight response, is physically and psychologically regenerative and is especially activated through massage therapy.
Basically, we all thought massage encourages relaxation and that relaxing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, but these researchers set out to scientifically prove it. continue reading