Massage therapy is a practice that can be traced back thousands of years as a form of pain relief, and health maintenance, all around the world. However, its early use stemmed from China, Japan, India, Greece, and Rome. Massage therapy may be new to some, but soft tissue manipulation techniques such as rubbing and applying . . .
Happy November! This time of the year, unfortunately, is considered “flu season,” when it is essential for our immune system to be strong enough to ward off colds, or worst influenza. Massage therapy has immense health benefits, so will getting a massage help you feel better while sick with the common cold or flu? The . . .
The use of heat during massage is a choice LMTs can choose to incorporate into their routine or not. For me personally, I prefer to use some amount of heat during massage sessions, with the exception of those with medical condition(s) or contraindication(s). In such cases, the use of heat will not be appropriate. However, . . .
Diabetes is a serious, sometimes life threatening disease, affecting 422 million people in 2014 worldwide compared to 108 million in 1980, and causing 1.5 million deaths in 2012. According to the World Health Organization, separate global estimates of diabetes prevalence for type 1 and type 2 do not exist. However, the majority of people with diabetes are . . .
Most are aware and expect the use of heat during a massage such as hot stones, hot towels, or steam. Massage Therapist, Leslie Bruder, sums it up perfectly when she says, “heat opens the muscles and relaxes the joints, which helps you to penetrate the tissue more easily and leaves clients less sore from deep . . .
Essential oils are known for their healing properties, and as a massage therapist myself I’m aware of how beneficial they can be to bringing relief, or healing, to various body ailments. Top Oils for Stress Relief or Relaxation Massage Lavender Oil- soothing and calming effect. In a study published in 2013, 221 patients suffering from . . .