Posts in the ‘Therapeutic Massage’ Category

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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

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How To Find The Right Massage Therapist

People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons, but finding a massage therapist that meets your needs can be challenging. To get the most out of your sessions, there are a lot of ahtspects to consider. Some may be very important to you while others are not so important. If you’re looking to find a

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Health Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

When people talk about massage, it often gets lumped in with other spa day favorites and labeled an “indulgence” or a “treat.” But massage therapy has so much more to offer. Continuing research is showing what massage therapists have known for years. Therapeutic massage offers a multitude of health benefits. It’s a healthy lifestyle choice, not