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Just Been Diagnosed with Chronic Pain? Here’s Where to Start…

By Jackie Waters December 20, 2017 If you suffer from chronic pain, you’re well aware of that before an official diagnosis. But something about being diagnosed with a chronic pain condition can trigger an extra bit of fear and stress. If you’ve recently been told you have a condition, you’ve also been told that it [...]

Just Been Diagnosed with Chronic Pain? Here’s Where to Start…2017-12-20T18:33:27-06:00

Lymph Drainage Massage For Breast Cancer Survivors

Massage therapists versed in lymph drainage massage are in a position to assist the growing population of women who have received breast cancer treatment. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be over 252,000 new cases of breast cancer in 2017, the most common type of cancer in the U.S., accounting for almost 155 of all [...]

Lymph Drainage Massage For Breast Cancer Survivors2017-10-25T15:05:45-05:00

Self Care – Stretching Guide

DISCLAIMER: It is understood that these techniques are for the purpose of education and contributing to the well-being of the individual.  These home care activities are designed with prevention as the primary goal and are not to be used as treatment modalities.  These Home Care activities are not intended to take the place of treatment [...]

Self Care – Stretching Guide2017-09-01T15:19:17-05:00

Lymph in the Brain

Often forgotten in conversations regarding overall health, the value of the lymphatic system has been bolstered by recent scientific breakthroughs. This research, which changes how we look at the lymphatic system and the circulation of cerebral spinal fluid, is causing gradual shifts in massage therapy. The January/February 2016 Massage & Bodywork cover story by Bruno [...]

Lymph in the Brain2017-09-01T15:35:02-05:00

Massage Therapy & Thyroid Health

By Jimmy Gialelis, L.M.T., B.C.T.M.B. January 6, 2016 An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from a known hypothyroid condition, and 10 percent of adult American women may have some degree of such conditions, according to January is National Thyroid Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, a time when massage therapists [...]

Massage Therapy & Thyroid Health2017-12-14T23:11:05-06:00

Massage for Fibromyalgia Pain

By Cathy Wong, ND Alternative Medicine Expert For people with fibromyalgia, massage therapy may help soothe symptoms to some degree. Marked by chronic pain and fatigue, fibromyalgia typically causes tenderness throughout the body (especially in the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs) and can also trigger sleep troubles, headaches, memory problems, and irritable bowel [...]

Massage for Fibromyalgia Pain2017-09-01T15:34:26-05:00

Massage And Multiple Sclerosis

Atlanta, GA, February 02, 2015 Massage May Provide Healing Relief for People with Multiple Sclerosis   Researchers at Shepherd Center are gauging whether massage helps improve debilitating MS symptoms and quality of life. Human touch can have a powerful effect on health, and research has found it may even promote healing. In fact, therapeutic massage is [...]

Massage And Multiple Sclerosis2017-09-01T15:34:45-05:00

Stretch Regularly! I often incorporate stretching into your Deep Tissue/Clinical massage, which is so valuable to your muscle health!

Stretch Regularly!2017-09-01T15:34:04-05:00

Exercise Is Better With Massage Therapy

Exercise Is Better With Massage Source: American Massage Therapy Association From beginner athletes to elite professionals, massage therapy has shown to have major benefits regardless of the participant's fitness level. Athletes seeking enhanced performance, improved conditioning, faster recovery, injury prevention and assistance in maintaining peak fitness can benefit from Massage Therapy! Massage has been shown to [...]

Exercise Is Better With Massage Therapy2017-09-01T15:33:51-05:00