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How Massage Benefits Your Brain

Apr 18 2019

How Massage Benefits Your BrainMassage is classically known to stimulate serotonin and dopamine, enhance brain wave activity, improve sleep, and activate parasympathetic response. This article will explore the many ways massage and related bodywork facilitate better brain health.

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Detoxifying Effects of Bodywork and Massage

Apr 4 2019

Detoxifying Effects of Bodywork and MassageMassage therapy has been touted for decades as an effective means to encouraging body systemic detoxification. The phrase “massage may detox the body” is a common claim made in the massage therapy and bodywork industry. This article will examine how massage may aid the body’s detoxification efforts.

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8 Self-Care Tips for Massage Therapists

Mar 7 2019

8 Self-Care Tips for Massage TherapistsTaking care of yourself, in body, mind and spirit, is the best way of ensuring that you will be able to give the best healing touch to your massage clients.

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Differences Between Relaxation Massage, Medical Massage & Sports Massage

Aug 29 2014

A friend gives you a gift certificate for a massage, but what kind of massage will it be? What do you request – do you even have a choice? Learn about some basic options available to you when the time comes for you to schedule that appointment. Continue reading

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Where On My Body Is a Massage Therapist Allowed to or Qualified to Work?

Jun 30 2014

Discover which parts of the body are forbidden to touch during a massage session. Continue reading

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Why Do I Feel Ill The Day After My Massage?

Jun 10 2014

You get a massage to feel good, to feel better. Yet, the next day you are full of aches and feel a bit like you might be coming down with something. What is going on? A simple explanation and a few helpful hints may help you to avoid this in the future. Continue reading

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Wind Therapy Achieved Through Riding Motorcycles May Relieve Stress, New Study Says

Apr 15 2019

They’re fast, they’re loud, and our mothers told us they were very dangerous. Mom’s not wrong, but according to a new study by a team of three researchers at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in collaboration with Harley Davidson, riding motorcycles provides a host of neurological benefits.

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The Vapor Settles on E-Cig Politics and Health Risks

Apr 8 2019

Find out what vaping is, and if it's a safe alternative to smoking. You'll also discover 5 healthy ways to help you stop smoking.

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7 Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee

Apr 2 2019

Discover the sweet spot on how many cups of coffee are ideal to drink each day, as well as the 7 health benefits that come from drinking this impressive beverage.

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