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 […]

Why You Should Get a Massage for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Relief

Moderate pressure massage is among the massage therapies that can help relieve rheumatoid arthritis pain. Know what to look for and what to avoid with massage.

Massage isn’t just an occasional feel-good indulgence — it can be a great form of RA treatment. Need proof? According to research published in the May 2013 issue of the journal Complementary Therapy in Clinical Practice, study participants reported relief from pain and stiffness after four once-a-week moderate-pressure massages on arms affected by rheumatoid arthritis, supplemented with daily self-massage at home. They also reported having a stronger grip and a greater range of […]

Balance Massage and Fitness is excited to offer The MELT Method® Hand and Foot Treatments.

What is The MELT Method?

It’s the very first Hands-off Bodywork® – a simple self-treatment method that combats chronic pain, improves performance, and decreases the accumulated stress caused by the repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. Do your hands, arms, and neck feel tight after a long day at the computer? Do your feet ache from standing or do you suffer from plantar fasciitis? MELT was created by massage therapist, Sue Hitzmann, who wanted to provide her clients with a self-treatment technique to use in between their massage appointments. We want to do the same for you. The […]