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Virtual Massage Gift Cards Now Available

No, not gift cards for a “virtual massage”. 😉 We can’t do massage therapy remotely, but we can make it easier to buy gift cards online for friends and family this holiday season. There’s no question about it. This year has been a doozy! The holidays can be stressful any year, but after the marathon

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Headache Trigger Points & Self-Massage Techniques

  It’s safe to say that everyone will experience a headache at least some point in their life. Headaches can vary in intensity and occur for a number of different reasons. If you have regular, mild-to-moderate headaches you could have tight muscles in your neck and shoulders contributing to these tension headaches.   Headache “Trigger

COVID-19: A Gradual, Measured Reopening

We’ve already heard from some of you and know many more are eager to get back on our massage tables. We’re also looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, but will be doing so with a gradual and measured approach. In addition to wading through state and local requirements, working to meet

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates

For more information about local COVID-19 updates, visit the Buncombe County and North Carolina resource pages. MAY 22, 2020: This week Governor Cooper announced that NC will be entering into Phase 2 today, which relaxes restrictions on many businesses, including massage therapy. Our reopening will be gradual and measured, including many new safety protocols. Read

Mysterious Science of Pain Video

The Mysterious Science Of Pain [VIDEO] – Joshua W. Pate

We will all deal with pain at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, some of us will experience it more than others. And some will even endure chronic pain — pain lasting for more than 3 months.  A recent study showed that in 2016, “approximately 20 percent of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8

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2018 Holiday Massage Gift Certificates

In this season of giving and gratitude, we want to say “thank you” for your continued support throughout the years. To show our appreciation, we’re offering a special on gift certificates through December 18th! Massage Gift Certificates for Amber Buy One, Get One 30% Off! Get Yours Here (Only valid for sessions with Amber.Limit one pair per

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American College of Physicians Recommends Massage Therapy

A March 2018 report from NBC News highlighted a series of research articles in the Lancet medical journal on low back pain. The bottom line: doctors are over-prescribing medications (especially opioids) and surgery, and rarely prescribing less invasive treatments that have evidence to support their use, such as physical therapy, massage therapy, stretching and psychological

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What Makes a Great Massage Therapist?

The difference between exceptional massage therapy and a mediocre or uncomfortable experience depends very much on having a great massage therapist. There are many qualities of a good therapist that can be identified at first glance while others may take a little time to determine. If your previous experience with massage therapy hasn’t been what you’d hoped for, here are a few qualities to look for when searching for the right massage therapist.

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Massage Therapy for Painful, Sticky Shoulders

Shoulders are fairly complicated areas. They have a broad range of motion and perform a wide range of actions, so they need to be “open” but also have stability and support through all of those possible movements. Ideally we want to see a balance of flexibility and strength in the shoulder and surrounding muscles. Shoulder

Massage Gift Certificates 50% Off

Holiday Massage Gift Certificates BOGO 50% Off

 Massage gift certificates for Amber are “buy one, get one 50% off”! (Expires 12/31/17) Buy Gift Certificates Amber Desmond draws on 13 years of experience to find that “sweet spot”, striking a balance between therapeutic massage for aches and pains and deep relaxation for ultimate stress relief. Additional heat from Himalayan salt stones and