Massage can be physically demanding, so as a massage therapist, I make sure to incorporate different types of vitamins in my dietary regimen to stay energized, strong, and alert throughout the day. One of the supplements I take is coenzyme Q. It is a chemical compound made in the human body by using metabolic pathways . . .
This blog post is the first in a two part series on manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). As an LMT, I often come across clients with swelling or edema, most commonly in the wrist, neck lymph nodes, legs, knees, ankles, or feet. This is usually a result of injury, infection, or fluid retention. However, edema can . . .
As a licensed massage therapist, I usually advise my clients to stretch on a daily basis. Stretching is essential for everyone, from those who sit for long periods of time to those who regularly engage in intense physical activity. I even see my puppy stretch many times throughout the day. Stretching not help improve posture . . .
Hair is always growing from our scalp and proper hair maintenance, as well as genetics, contributes immensely to its exponential growth and overall health. However, nutrients we put in our bodies can also have an effect on the growth and thickness of our hair, as well as the retention of length and volume. So which . . .
Arthritis is a leading cause of disability and I find statistics of those affected worldwide, and in the U.S., very startling. Approximately 350 million people worldwide have arthritis. Nearly 53 million people in the United States are affected by arthritis, including over 300,000 children! More than 30 million Americans have osteoarthritis and approximately 1.3 million Americans suffer . . .
Massage is defined as the, “systematic manual or mechanical manipulations of the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes.” Recent research suggests that massage can affect the body’s production of certain hormones linked to blood pressure, anxiety, heart rate and other key vital signs, according to Susan Bernstein author of the article Benefits of . . .