Massage

Did you know that massage can be used to treat depression?

depression-060214There’s nothing better than relaxing at the end of a stressful day. You can get in your comfy clothes and just unwind. A massage is a very useful tool to help relax your muscles and your mind. But did you know that massage can also be used to treat depression?

While medication may be used in the treatment of depression, the use of massage may be greatly beneficial as well. continue reading »

Massage, Yoga and YOU

yoga-060214Anyone who has ever had one knows that the feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation that you get after a nice, long massage will undoubtedly improve both your best and your worst days. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could start each and every day with a two hour long, full body massage?

Unfortunately, most of us live in the real world where scheduling that amount of “me time” is just not practical.

Fortunately, there is an easy at home method for those of you who would like to benefit from feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated even between massages: yoga. continue reading »

5 Benefits of Stress Relief for a Healthy Lifestyle

happy-couple-051914Living a healthy lifestyle can be a lofty goal to achieve.  Using massage therapy to relive stress may be the secret weapon that you need to help you achieve this goal.  Massages help you relax and they relieve the tension that has built up in your muscles.  Getting a massage once a month is part of a healthy lifestyle.

The side effects of stress on your body can be devastating and detrimental to your health.  Below are five amazing healthy benefits to relieving stress from your body and your life through massage therapy. continue reading »

Your Body’s Response is the Key to How Massage Works

Massage therapy is a wonderful form of healing art that causes major physiological changes in your body by triggering mechanical and relaxation responses.

Mechanical responses are simply the physical effects that take place when varying amounts of direct pressure are applied to the soft tissue of the body. One of the major benefits that occurs from effective massage therapy falling under this category is the improved blood and lymph circulation. This benefit has a chain reaction of sorts. The improved circulation enhances the delivery of oxygen to the muscle cells. This, in turn, causes a reduced amount of swelling in the tissues and also allows them to function more efficiently. continue reading »

Your Lifestyle As A New Mom Will Benefit From Massage

newmom-05052014A healthy, well-balanced lifestyle is multi-faceted, and must incorporate elements of the physical, mental, and spiritual.  As a new mom, it is easy to feel like you are running on empty in all of these categories.  Your world revolves around caring for the new bundle of joy, and your own needs quickly become secondary.  However, it is essential that you nurture yourself as much as possible during this transition.  While it may sound cliché, sleep when the baby sleeps.  Seriously, the dishes will wait.  Exercise and nutrition will strengthen your reserves, even if it consists of an apple, a protein bar, and a walk around the block.  Stay connected to your support system, and consider community resources such as a new mom support group.  Baby yoga is another great way to connect with other moms while doing something healthy for yourself. continue reading »