Self-Care and Massage Blog

Three easy ways for managing upper back pain

We all suffer from upper back pain from time to time. And for some of us, it can be a daily occurrence. We can easily feel defeated when we are dealing with pain day-in and day-out, and it can be hard to manage the tension and discomfort with our already busy schedules. That’s why I

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Why your hands (and forearms) need massage

It’s safe to say most of us are spending more time on the computer in the last year than is normal for us. And even if you aren’t working from home, think of how much stress you put your hands through every day: gripping a steering wheel, pick up a heavy laundry basket, chopping vegetables

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Self-Care

Massage While Sick and During This Uncertain Time

With the current healthcare crisis sweeping the globe, I feel it is important to address this issue from a couple of different perspectives. Firstly, if you’re just starting a cold, flu, or have a sore throat, skipping your massage appointment is the best thing you can do. Massage isn’t going to help you get better

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Self-Care

Breathing to be

October is Healthy Lung Month. In Chinese herbal medicine, autumn is associated with the lungs. We breathe 15-25 times per minute, on average. Of course, this varies with the level of activity you are doing. It’s less during meditation, and more when sprinting to the finish line. Our bodies are constantly working for us. When

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massage and stretch of neck
Self-Care

Reboot Your Mind and Body

I often talk with friends, family, and people I just meet about my work and why massage is important. Most people get it. They know massage can be helpful in easing muscle tension and calming their busy minds. However, some people do not think of massage as a priority for their own well-being. They say

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Self-Care

Massage As Maintenance (and self-care)

How Can I benefit from receiving regular massage? Receiving massage regularly increases longevity in your work and recreational activities. It reduces physical discomfort and pain associated with injuries, traumas, and muscle overuse. Massage can also help to reduce inflammation and improve range of motion. In addition to working on trigger and tender points in the

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