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    What The Heck Is Cupping Therapy?

    “Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain.” ~ Chinese Proverb CUPPING THERAPY is an ancient practice that spans both East and West. In the East, the Chinese have been practicing the art of cupping for at least three thousand years. The ancient Greeks, Romans, through the Alexandrians...
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    5 reasons why you might hate getting massages

    1. Relaxation Mind Struggle The truth: you may be having trouble enjoying your “me time” because you are working too hard at relaxing! Humans are working at playing the way we have learned to work at living. We live in an era that makes it hard to unwind and relax. The demands of life are...
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    Is massage really a Treat or a TREATment?

    ” I only get a massage once a year as a birthday splurge .” ~ Anonymous ” I don’t indulge in this type of luxury often” ~ Anonymous ” I can’t afford it, or I would get one every month” ~ Anonymous I hear you loud and clear! But let’s consider this from another angle,...
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    Massage Therapy for Mental Wellbeing

    Stress is an inescapable part of the human experience. It can range from mild annoyances to extreme psychological distress…and everywhere in between. While the body is resilient and capable of handling stressful situations in relatively mild doses, when the mind is overloaded with constant stress inducers, our health takes a toll. What is Stress? L...
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    Please help my Rotator Cuff

    The rotator cuff is comprised of the muscles and connective tissue that surround the shoulder joint. The four rotator cuff muscles are supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. The tendons of these muscles keep the head of your humerus, the upper arm bone, within the socket of the shoulder. Injuries to this area are common...
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    Whiplash – what is it & how do you get it?

      Whiplash, also called hyperextension injury or neck strain/sprain is caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head. The momentum from this sudden backward and forward motion causes muscle strains and/or ligament sprains in the neck. While the neck is the primary area of concern, a person may also experience pain in the back,...
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    Massage is a Runner’s Best Friend

    Massage therapy can benefit most individuals, whether they are active or sedentary. Yet, runners benefit greatly from massage therapy and stretching. It aids in keeping the muscles and joints resilient and pliable so that the runner can maintain their level of performance. It also helps to reduce or prevent injuries from occurring. Sports massage i...
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    Gardening Can Be a Pain in the A%$…Literally

    As the weather gets warmer, people are breaking out the gardening gloves and tools. While gardening can be a deeply therapeutic activity, it also can cause a lot of pain. The body is in awkward positions for extended periods of time…and let’s not forget lifting heavy bags of soil and the shoveling involved. All of...