Types of Massage for Arthritis

Article by Susan Bernstein | Featured on the Arthritis Foundation

There are many different massage techniques to choose from. Find out which one is best for you.

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Do you have low back pain? Here's 4 ways massage therapy can help

By Eric Stephenson, L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B., | Article Featured on Massagemag.com

An estimated 85 percent of all American adults will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime.

Lower back pain is also one of the leading causes of job disability in the world. With Americans spending a staggering $50 billion to treat—and prevent—lower back pain each year, it is safe to say that people are desperate for relief from this chronic discomfort.

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Many people with low back pain fear unnecessarily that their pain is related to structural problems and spinal fragility, which is normally not the case. Lower back pain can […]

How massage therapy can improve your overall health

By Malissa Martin For Digital First Media | Article Featured on Macom B Daily

Some people still believe massage therapy is an indulgence purely for relaxation. The health benefits of massage, however, have proven otherwise.

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How Therapeutic Massage Can Help Alleviate Chronic Pain

Article by Rachel Syms | Featured on AMTA

Imagine living with chronic pain. Every day you wake up—after a night where you might not have gotten very much sleep—knowing that your day will involve pain, most often in several areas of your body.

Then, add in the depression and anxiety that often accompanies having to deal with chronic pain and what you have is this: a peek at what it’s like for someone who suffers from fibromyalgia or chronic myofascial pain syndrome (CMPS).

Holly Ingraham, who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in February of 2013, had visited a chiropractor and […]

25 Reasons to Get a Massage

Article Featured on AMTA

Balance Massage & Fitness offers a wide variety of massage services including therapeutic massage, wellness massage, car accident recovery massage, infant massage, and more. Schedule a massage appointment today!

A growing body of research supports the health benefits of massage therapy for conditions such as stress, fibromyalgia, low-back pain and more. Find out how you can benefit from adding massage therapy to your health and wellness routine.

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6 Surprising Benefits of Massage Therapy

Original Article By Besthealthmag.ca

Sure, it can help you relax. But massage therapy can do much more than that. Here are six healthy reasons to book an appointment 1) It counteracts all that sitting you do

“Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress,” says Aaron Tanason, registered massage therapist, kinesiologist and owner at Paleolife Massage Therapy in Toronto. “More often than not [that stress] tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck.”

Desk workers, beware. More advanced

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Massage Therapy for Stress Relief and Much More

Original Article By By Susan Seliger

Few sensual experiences rival a full-body massage for pleasure and stress relief — at least among those things you can talk about in front of the children at the dinner table. Word on the health benefits of massage therapy for stress relief has spread. In 2006, 39 million Americans — one in six adults — had at least one massage, according to a nationwide survey by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

“Americans are looking to massage for much more than just relaxation,” says Mary Beth Braun, President of the AMTA. “Massage therapy […]

Do Massages Have Real Health Benefits?

Article Found on Time

Go looking for proof that a massage will improve your health, and you’ll have no trouble finding research to back you up. From easing muscle soreness after exercise to reducing stress, dozens of studies—stretching back several decades—have linked massage with real physical and psychological benefits.

One Australian study found that a 10-minute muscle massage after a workout could reduce soreness by 30%. A separate review study on massage found that levels of the stress hormone cortisol dropped 31% following a rubdown, while levels of feel-good hormones like dopamine and serotonin increased roughly 30%.

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Massage Therapy’s Loving Role in Heart Health

Article by Leslie DeMatteo | Found on IntegrativeHealthcare

Heart Disease

Heart disease typically refers to conditions that impact the blood vessels such as coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) and congenital heart defects that the patient is born with. Cardiovascular disease typically covers conditions such as blocked or clogged blood vessels, which can lead to chest pain (angina), heart attack or stroke.

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Do Massages Have Real Health Benefits?

Article by Markham Heid | Found on Time

Go looking for proof that a massage will improve your health, and you’ll have no trouble finding research to back you up. From easing muscle soreness after exercise to reducing stress, dozens of studies—stretching back several decades—have linked massage with real physical and psychological benefits.

One Australian study found that a 10-minute muscle massage after a workout could reduce soreness by 30%. A separate review study on massage found that levels of the stress hormone cortisol dropped 31% following a rubdown, while levels of feel-good hormones like dopamine and serotonin increased roughly 30%.

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