Tag: Massage

14 Aug

Massage for Headache & Migraine Relief

Do you suffer from headaches or migraines? As you know there is no cure for headaches and migraines and prevention is difficult, but treatment can help reduce the number of attacks. Some people experience headaches or migraines from as little as once or twice a year, to as often as two or three times a […]

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29 Nov

Fibromyalgia and Massage

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with […]

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1 Mar

The Benefits of Cupping Therapy

When working as a remedial massage therapist, I am rarely more impressed with the results that I can get for my clients than with cupping. For those who have not heard of this type of therapy, cupping involves the use of glass, plastic or rubber ‘cups’ that are used to pull up muscles or tissues […]

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8 Feb

The Affect of Human Touch by Carole Osborne

Nurturing touch during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period is not a new concept. Cultural and anthropological studies reveal that massage and movement during pregnancy was and continues to be a prominent part of many cultures. India’s ancient Ayurvedic medical manuals detail therapists’ instructions for rubbing specially formulated oils into patients’ abdominal skin. Traditional sculptures depict […]

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21 Jan

Pregnancy Massage

Many massage therapists are taught to delay massage in the 1st trimester. Usually the rationale is that it avoids the possible association of any pregnancy loss, more common in the 1st trimester, with massage procedures. The safety of prenatal massage is relative to the therapist’s applied knowledge. However, there is no substantive evidence to support […]

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2 Aug

Going with the Massage flow

Recently I had a client who requested a two hour massage. So what, you might think, take a one hour session and double it. However, it isn’t as simple as that. While I do not have a set routine and every massage is different, one hour is fairly straight forward. I listen to my client’s […]

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8 Feb

10 Wonders of Massage

People normally book a massage for a particular problem, from tight painful muscles, pregnancy massage, lymphatic drainage or to assist a person to relax. The benefits of massage are so much more than these initial reasons to have a massage. We have listed 10 great reasons to have a massage.Massage can; Relax tense muscles Not […]

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