Massage therapy has continually evolved over the past 5000 years of its existence. Civilizations in the East and the West praised massage therapy for its healing benefits and its ability to prevent future illnesses. Continue reading “The History of Massage Therapy”
Craving something salty? How about sweet? Our body’s natural response to chemical imbalances is craving foods that can be quickly metabolized to make up for whatever we are missing. Continue reading “Combat Food Cravings | Understanding Why This Happens”
The weather’s getting warmer, hair is getting lighter, and drinks are colder. We wanted to remind you that during these warm months summer skincare should be prioritized. Everything about the summer pushes us to enjoy the outdoors but we shouldn’t forget about the downside of the summer sun. UV can be harmful to our skin in any season but the summer creates an increased risk for sun damage. Continue reading “Summer Skincare | Healthy Glowing Summer Skin”
We hope you’re enjoying your week as the weather starts to warm up. Here are a few facts you may not have known about the back and spine!
At Massage Works we constantly strive to build upon the services we offer to best fit your needs. We’ve gone beyond the bounds of traditional massage therapy and added a dynamic range of services, some of which you may have never heard of. It’s important to us that we not only offer these services but also share our expertise on such topics. This week we would like to discuss Lymph Drainage Therapy. Continue reading “Lymph Drainage Therapy”
The weekend is the best time to take a few moments for yourself to relax and restore. Getting rid of stress is easier said than done. No one chooses to have stress but is simply a part of life and a direct reflection on the events currently going on in our lives. Continue reading “Simple Ways Everyone Can Destress”
Massage Therapists can agree that it is most often Women who are seeking out their services. In many cases, the first time men book their first appointment for a massage it was because a loved one pushed them to do so. Not always, but in some instances, society has pushed women to feel obligated to be nurturing not only to others but also to themselves. More often men wait until their aches and pains become unbearable that they choose to speak up about their discomfort and seek help. Massage therapy is a legitimate medical service that many benefit from. It’s completely different from the cosmetic services offered by spas so no one should feel vain about seeking massage therapy. All our health issues cannot only be solved by your doctor or with a prescription. Massage therapy is actually one of the best natural alternatives for pain relief. Not only should Men look into adding massage therapy to their regiment but also there are many instances in which make great candidates for massage therapy.
Expecting a new addition to your family is an especially exciting time! Unfortunately, nine long months with a growing belly can inevitably lead to back pain. This is natural for the body, as it is responding to the extra weight that is put on the back muscles and joints. Carrying a baby changes the body’s natural center of gravity compromising the integrity of a women’s posture. At an important milestone is can be inconvenient to be disrupted by such discomfort. Prenatal Massage therapy is one of the best natural solutions to relieving this type of pain! Women may think the most convenient fix is asking a loved one to massage the aches and pains but these duties are best left up to the professionals.
A massage from someone who does not have formal education on the muscles and joints within the back can at best stimulate these areas during the massage, but the pain will return only a few seconds later. To address this pain long in the term it is best to consult a massage therapist. A massage therapist possesses the correct techniques to relax the back and understands the areas that need attention the most. With the help of a massage therapist, you are able to work as a team to communicate where you are experiencing pain and the best treatment that is right for your needs.
Continue reading “Prenatal Massage, Twice the Benefits”
Health is something we often all strive to have, but sometimes it can be difficult to achieve. Unarguably health is valuable because without it we aren’t able to enjoy everything around us without it. Society has begun to make the connection between health and the quality of our lives, which is why it is becoming a growing priority.
Between fitness fads and super foods there is no doubt that corporations want to cash in on this trending topic. Often many of these commercialized fads fade because their quick fix’s for health result in a lot of disappointed consumers who move onto the next big thing. It is understandable that we internalize the convenience of the twenty first century which everything can be done faster. Between online shopping, e-transfers, and next day shipping, everything we need to accomplish in a day can get done a lot faster then it did ten or five years ago. We realize this and think the same about our health. We believe that there’s some quick fix to erase years of bad habits that are detrimental to our health… but let’s face it, that’s not true. To improve almost anything long-term it requires dedication.