Recognizing the greater need for mental health services of all kinds, especially in the wake of Covid and the lockdowns, has become of paramount importance in the last couple of years. And many people are looking for drug-free alternatives to improve mental health. Massage therapy is a great option to improve not only mental health but other physical health concerns as well. Here are just four benefits of how massage therapy can help improve mental health. continue reading
According to the CDC, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. suffer from high blood pressure, which consists of two numbers: systolic (or the top number which describes the maximum pressure happening with each contraction of the heart) and diastolic (the bottom number which describes the lowest pressure happening when the heart is in between beats). continue reading
Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) have only increased in recent years, especially with the prevalence of cell phone elbow, texting thumb, and tech neck. These newer conditions can be added to tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, frozen shoulders, and other issues impacting the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. If you suffer from any of these conditions, massage is a great treatment option to help get you back to pain-free living. continue reading
In a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports in September 2020, researchers confirmed the parasympathetic nervous system, which relieves the body’s fight or flight response, is physically and psychologically regenerative and is especially activated through massage therapy.
Basically, we all thought massage encourages relaxation and that relaxing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, but these researchers set out to scientifically prove it. continue reading
How do you know if you need a massage? What tell-tale signs will your body or mind exhibit to let you know it is time to schedule a massage therapy appointment? Believe it or not, there are some key indicators most people commonly experience before they head into a massage therapy appointment. If you experience any of these signs, chances are you are ready to schedule a massage therapy appointment today. continue reading