There’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
Anyone 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
Living 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
A 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
After vigorous exercise, a good massage feels really great. It helps to ease muscle soreness and relax away muscle tension. Massage therapists and athletes have long known that massage reduces signs of inflammation and reduces muscle tightness. Until now it was unknown how massage helps stressed muscles. However, a recent research study published in Science Translational Medicine shows how massage affects muscles at the cellular level. continue reading