There’s the old saying, “no man is an island.” Human loodeings need each other. We get a sense of comfort as we confide in our friends and loved ones. We even experience some mental clarity which emits to the enhancement of our physical vitally as we receive encouragement, advise, and hugs, from others during hard . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .