Massage Therapy Benefits

Massage is a hands-on type of therapy that treats the whole body, primarily targeting muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints to optimize health.  It has a therapeutic effect on muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems.  Swedish massage is the most massage type and the foundation for other types of …

Exercise for Seniors

A healthy retirement includes exercise.  Moderate physical activity helps control blood pressure, body weight, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar and diabetic risk. It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. A fitness program helps strengthen muscles, tendons, ligaments and …

Relaxing Massage

How does a nice relaxing massage sound right about now, or today, perhaps tomorrow, next week, next month… It’s the kind of statement that makes you stop and think, especially when you’re stressed out or full of anxiety. Just saying the word, “Massage” exudes a certain calmness that you can’t get anywhere else. …

How Massage Therapy Helps Clients

An excerpt from an article by Cindy McNeely in Massage Therapy Today: What made you decide to have your first massage? I suffered from back/shoulder/neck problems from years of working on a computer, plus regular migraines. Do you remember your first massage? Oh yes. It felt like my body was waking up and …

Massage Therapy

We (our profession), have been discovered! There was a great article in January/February 2019 edition of The Costco Connection on Massage Therapy, which gave a good overview on the benefits of massage that didn’t downplay our contributions to health care. The opening line: Many people consider massages a luxury. …

Managing Stress

Stress is a natural part of life, a reaction to the everyday demands on our physical and mental energy. Under stress, the parasympathetic nervous system prepares the body for action –fight or flight, to handle the situation. Stress can be positive, such as planning a vacation, or negative, such as dealing with …

How To Protect Your Skin

Our skin is the largest organ in the human body. The one we give the least amount of thought too, until we are not looking the way we remember ourselves. It all starts to change from: exposure to the elements (sun, wind, rain, snow), air pollution, smoking, dehydration, stress. All lead to premature ageing. …