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Do Children Benefit From Massage?

Short answer, absolutely!

At our massage practive we often work with children who are very active in sports and experiencing aches and pains or the parents are being proactive to prevent aches and pains by bringing them in for some body work. We ask that the parents stay in the room with us and sign a waiver for minors. It is always a blast to work with kids. Some of the younger ones squirm and giggle when first experiencing a release of tension from their tight little muscle. It can sometime feel ticklish until we figure out just the right amount of pressure that works for them. The teens and preteens usually melt into the table and tell us that they want to come everyday! Don't we all? Similar to adults, children experience tight muscles, knots, aches and pains with the only difference being that they recover quicker from pulls and strains than us older types do.

Some of the Benefits 

Immunity Boost: Massage is beneficial at any age, but because children are still developing it ca…

Stress & It's Effects On Our Health

Common Effects of Stress

A lot of common symptoms that are blamed on illness, such as headaches, insomnia, and fatigue, are actually caused by stress. It is important to be aware of how stress is effecting your health, because left unchecked it can lead to worse problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes according to the Mayo Clinic. Our mood and behavior can also be negatively effected by stress. Anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, irritability and sadness just to name a few, can make life miserable.

Act Now to Manage Stress

Now that you know how bad stress can be to your health and overall wellness, it's time to reap the benefits of managing your stress by setting up your strategic plan for success!
Exercise regularly: 30-60 mins of physical activity everyday will help you mentally and physically handle stressful situations. It can literally change the chemistry in your brain to make you feel calmer, rested and happier.Relaxation: The Mayo Cli…

Better Than Chocolate😍

February is the month of chocolates, flowers, fancy dinners and many other creative ways to show our special someone how much we love them.  According to many studies, nothing beats the power of touch as the ultimate way to express comfort, healing and love. Did you know that there is actually a love hormone?
Studies show that Oxytocin (often referred to as the "love" hormone) is increased and the heart rate goes down when people snuggle up or bond socially. The same has been found true for any comforting touch sensation, such as a back or foot rub. The act of being touched has an incredible ability to make someone feel better. Think about that awful moment when you bump your head on a sharp corner. The first thing that everyone does is bring their hand to the area of pain. Just holding or gently rubbing a painful area can help bring a sense of calm to a brain that is is screaming, "Ouch!".  Massage therapists are taught about muscles, fascia tension, adhesions and …

Has The New Year Made Your Muscles Sore?😩

The holidays tend to throw off our normal routines and are always filled with extra tasty food. By the first of the year we are ready to eat clean and get in shape. January ushers in a new enthusiasm for a fresh new start and often that enthusiasm leads to sore muscles from new workouts or exercises that we haven't done in a while. Many people have loosing weight and getting into shape at the top of their new year's resolution list. As the gyms fill up, the bottles of pain relievers empty. The excitement of a new fresh start can be slowed down by the pain and stiffness that settles in a few days after a good workout. Now that January is into its third week, you might be experiencing D.O.M.S. (delayed onset muscle soreness). 

To help minimize muscle soreness follow these tips: Be sure to do at least a 10 minute warm up before starting your exercise routine such as a gentle walk or spin on a bike. Anything that is easy to do and slowly warms your muscles.Always stretch after your …