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Massage for depression and anxiety

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Massage for depression and anxiety Did you know that stress can hurt? Studies show that depression and anxiety can lower your pain threshold, potentially making minor aches and pains into major problems. If you’ve ever noticed your back pain getting worse when your job gets more stressful, you’ve seen this first hand. On top of […]

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All about your rotator cuff

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All about your rotator cuff File this under “everything you always wanted to know about your shoulder (but were afraid to ask)”: What is the rotator cuff? What does it mean if you’ve torn it? Why is it important for your massage therapist to work on it? The rotator cuff isn’t ligament, bone, or cartilage; […]

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Is massage good for my type of pain?

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Is massage good for my type of pain? “Is massage good for _____ pain?” Fill in the blank with “shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist, arthritis, fibromyalgia,” or pretty much anything else, and the answer remains the same: Probably, yes! How can I make such a bold statement? Because the effectiveness of massage isn’t based on my […]

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What is a deep tissue massage?

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What is a deep tissue massage? “What is a ‘deep tissue massage,’ anyway?” I advertise myself as a deep tissue therapist, but I’ve got to admit that this is a hard question to answer. For some people, it means massage using lots of pressure. While I can offer that, it’s not what defines my strategy. […]

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How often should you get massage?

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How often should you get massage? Here’s a frequently asked question: How often should you get massage? The simplest answer is, “as often as your budget allows.” Any massage is better than no massage, but is “once in a while” enough? If you don’t have any specific goals in mind, absolutely. A monthly massage can […]

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