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Neurohormonal Effects of Massage Therapy

Among the many benefits of massage therapy are those related to the body’s production and regulation of neurohormones. These are the hormones produced by the nervous system that affect an individual’s behavior and general wellbeing. It has long been suspected that massage therapy offers a number of mood enhancing benefits. Now scientific studies back this up. Research conducted at the TOUCH Research Institute at the University of Miami revealed that …Read More

Why Massage and Chiropractic are Better in Tandem

Most people know the benefits of chiropractic care, as well as the relaxing effects of massage therapy. But did you know that getting both regular massages and routine chiropractic adjustments can enhance your overall wellness? That’s right, many chiropractors and massage therapists work in tandem, because their treatments are so complementary. Let’s explore each modality and how they can work together to improve your health and well-being. How Chiropractic and …Read More

Scientific Study finds Almost 50% of CBD Users Stopped Using Traditional Medicines

A new study, completed by the Brightfield Group and HelloMD, showed 42% of surveyed parties said “they had stopped using traditional medications like Tylenol pain relievers or prescription drugs like Vicodin”  We already knew CBD was a useful pain management tool, now we know it can effectively transition users from over-the-counter medications and pharmaceuticals to an all-natural alternative. The findings revealed that women had a bigger propensity to start using CBD than men; …Read More

Should I cancel my massage if I’m sick?

Short answer: Yes. Long Answer: Yes, please. But there’s more. Massage is great. You know this. But it’s not always a great idea. As cold and flu season approaches again, it’s important that you know when it may be necessary to cancel your appointment. Why? When you are sick, your body needs rest. It’s strange to think about it this way, but receiving massage is an active task, it is …Read More

How Massage Therapy Can Benefit Stroke Survivors

Success stories from using massage for rehabilitation after a stroke are currently largely anecdotal, but research does clearly support the use of massage for isolated issues that can arise after a stroke. Additionally, one active study in Sweden is specifically evaluating the use of touch massage for stroke patients. Researchers hypothesize the findings will support post-stroke massage therapy for increasing sensorimotor function, improving fine motor skills, decreasing anxiety and physiological …Read More

Top 5 Reasons Business Leaders Should Get A Massage Today

Most people still view massages as a luxury item. They feel like they are spoiling themselves by booking a massage whether it’s a 30-minute massage or a one-hour massage. But some business leaders are starting to look at massage more as a necessity just like working out and eating healthy. Study after study keeps touting the benefits of massage. As a result, many executives are changing their mindset from thinking …Read More

Is Your Skin Prone to Allergic Reactions? You NEED to Read This

If you have sensitive skin, you know how frustrating it can be. As much as you want to try new products, it’s not always safe to do so. “What if I break out?” is a question that’s often asked. You may have heard the term “hypoallergenic skincare” being thrown around. You may figure that these products are a safe middle ground. But not so fast. There’s more to this than …Read More

Cannabinoids (CBD Oil) suppress inflammation and pain

Overview Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is used by some people with chronic pain. CBD oil may reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions. CBD oil is a product made from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in marijuana and hemp plants. It doesn’t cause the “high” feeling often associated with cannabis, which is caused by a different type of cannabinoid called …Read More

Natural Ways To Heal Back Problems Through Massage, Food & Yoga

Back pain is a common ailment that affects at least eight out of ten people, with the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) reporting that at least 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time. But why is it so common? Among the most common culprits are poor posture, poor physical conditioning facilitated by inactivity, obesity, psychological/emotional stress, osteoporosis, and internal diseases like kidney stones, infections, and blood clots. …Read More

How to sneak in a Massage this Holiday Season

Last-minute gift shopping, preparing an amazing holiday feast and entertaining the family can mean Christmas time is one of the most hectic times of the year. The good news? You can sneak in some much-needed ‘me time’ with a relaxing massage. Make sure you treat yourself to a Massage this holiday season. It’s the greatest gift you can give yourself. Take a long lunch Book an hour on your calendar …Read More