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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .