This Christmas, Give Presence

Christmas is wonderful time where friends and family gather together to celebrate the season of giving. Millions of people across the world will take the opportunity to express their love and appreciation by giving presents. However, we want to encourage you to also...

How Massage Therapy Helps Improve Immunity

Nobody likes to get sick. It keeps you from enjoying the important things in life. You miss work or school and are unable to go to events with family and friends. Everyone knows that massage therapy has benefits. It can contribute to increased serotonin levels,...

What is Russian Sports Massage?

Russian sports massage is a massage therapy technique developed in the former Soviet Union. It features similar techniques to other sports massage practice, but with slower, softer motions. This is due to the fact that Russian massage focuses on the use of friction to...

Stress. It’s one of the most common ailments reported in the world today. People feel stress in almost every area of their lives, yet so little is done to combat it. We work and vacation less and even when we do take time off, we spend a great deal of it worrying...

Cupping

Those of you may be familiar with the 2016 Rio Olympics and the weird circular bruises on some of the Olympians. Those circular bruises are better known as Cupping Therapy. Cupping is a type of technique where a vacuum is created in a cup, drawing the skin and...

What is Hot Stone Massage?

Hot stone massage is a variation of the classic massage therapy that so many have come to know and enjoy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points of the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body....

What’s a Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is what most people think about when they first hear the word “massage”, even if they don’t know that that’s what it’s called. It’s sometimes called a traditional massage and is performed by a trained and licensed massage therapist. The skin is...

Deep Tissue Massage – An Understanding

One if the biggest misunderstandings in massage therapy is in the issue of deep tissue massage. People often believe that it involves the application of enormous amounts of hard, deep pressure and is going to be painful or unpleasant. Actually, the term, ‘deep tissue...

How Massage Therapy Helps Heal Stress

Stress is universal and while not all stress is bad, it’s important to be able to find a relief from that stress. Unresolved stress can lead to a wide variety of health problems such as migraines, upset stomach, high blood pressure, chest pains and insomnia. Some...

“Alternative” to what?

How did massage therapy once championed by a number of influential doctors become considered alternative? A group of physicians in the late 19th century advocated for the inclusion of physiotherapeutics, including manual therapy, as a third branch of...