Posts tagged massage benefits
Why Your Massage Therapist Asks All Those Health Questions

Before your first massage, I’m going to ask you about your medical history. I have an intake that will ask about what medications and medical conditions you have, and a whole host of questions about your health history.

So why is this? Why am I being so darn nosy? Why do I need to know such detailed, personal information about you that you may only otherwise share with your doctor?

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Smashing the "Toxins" Myth

Many health-minded people are seeking new ways to benefit their health and to undo some of the prior damage that poor diets, air pollutants, and bad habits can do to their bodies. With the general rise of health consciousness, there’s also been an increase in the idea of “detoxing,” or removing toxins from their bodies. But what exactly are these toxins?

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How to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis with Massage and Stretching

You swing your feet over the side of the bed, stand up, and ow!  What is that pain in your heel that’s got you holding one foot while hopping up and down on the other? You gingerly step down again and you can still feel it, a sharp, stabbing pain deep inside your foot. A quick Google search offers a possible diagnosis: plantar fasciitis.

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What do we really know about pain?

Pain is one of those “you know it when you feel it” kind of sensations. But it’s also a strange phenomenon, when you think about it. But pain exists only in the body, and even more specifically, in our minds. But that doesn’t make it less real! So what exactly is happening when we feel pain, and how do we stop it from negatively impacting our lives?

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