Have you had your tires rotated recently? Been to the dentist for a cleaning? There are some appointments you don’t think twice about making—they’re just a part of life. It’s time to think of massage as routine maintenance. 

“… But My Body Doesn’t Hurt”

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Lower back pain is the leading cause of job disability in the world. About one in ten people have it, and for many who develop back pain, the condition becomes chronic.

Now, a new study finds that massage may provide lasting relief for chronic lower back pain, according...

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a study investigating massage therapy compared to medical care for chronic back Pain.  Low back pain can affect up to 80% of the population. When a doctor treats low back pain, the main goal is to decrease the pain and help the...

Massage after strenuous exercise results in a significant decrease in delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), along with an increase in muscle performance and a drop in creatine kinase, according to a recent review of previous research.

The review, “Massage alleviates del...

Sure, it can help you relax. But massage therapy can do much more than that. Here are six health benefits and reasons to book an appointment.

It counteracts all that sitting you do

“Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress,” says Aaron Tanason, regi...

“By developing an understanding of the workings of your vagus nerve, you may find it possible to work with your nervous system rather than feel trapped when it works against you.”

— Dr. Arielle Schwartz, Clinical Psychologist

Stimulating my vagus nerve has played a key r...

Many people assume that massage therapy is only important if you have back, neck, or shoulder pain. But massage therapy can actually be amazingly beneficial for a number of conditions that might surprise you!

Massage for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What it is: Carpal Tunnel S...

There is nothing better than a solid night’s sleep to help you manage all the activities and stresses of your day.

But how many of us get that good night’s sleep as often as we need it?

Not enough of us, it turns out.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the recomm...

The Dalai Lama once wrote in Power of Compassion that, “all sentient beings, particularly human beings, want happiness and do not want pain and suffering.  On those grounds, we have every right to be happy and to use different methods or means to overcome suffering and...

I was sedentary for the first, oh, 20 years of my life. My only exercise was lugging my backpack, dense as a neutron star, from class to class because I was too lazy to make the detour to my locker.

I had back pain. Man, did I have back pain, and it was ever so mysterio...

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