The popularity of massage therapy has only recently been brought to the public attention. There is a vast amount of scientific literature that points to the myriad of benefits associated with massage. Aside from the proven benefits, there is also the sense of deep relaxation and enjoyment that occurs as a result of the therapeutic treatment.
While most are now aware of the myriad of benefits associated with massage, few are aware of why massage works, and how. Massage has been around for thousands of years as a means of promoting relaxation and as a tool for alleviating pain. The use of massage is also on the rise in modern society as opposed to the use of intrusive surgery and medication to deal with modern day problems. However, it is only recently that we have established a foundational theory as to why the art of massage works.[Read more…] about The Science Behind Massage – Why it Works
Those in the East are gradually becoming aware of the benefits of massage, a therapeutic modality that has been widely practiced for thousands of years. However, the recent exodus of beneficial modalities from east to west can often be expensive, with some therapists charging over $40 for an hourly session. This is far too costly for most people to afford, and massage is something that should be done on a regular basis and be available for all.[Read more…] about 3 Ways to get the Benefits of a Massage Without a Therapist
There are many different definitions of stress. One common definition is simply having too many things to do, without the time or energy to do them. Today’s society is the perfect breeding ground for stress to develop, with an influx of data and choices. Stress is fast becoming the norm in modern society where everything runs at breakneck speed. Additionally, the World Health Organization has indicated that depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide and only 25% of those with the illness have access to treatment. Stress and depression are often inter-related, and some classification systems list depression as a subcategory of stress. [Read more…] about The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Stress
The art of massage is one of the oldest holistic techniques available, found all over the world. Though most often found in Eastern traditions, many major cultures developed their own style of massage. Few modalities are as effective at inducing deep relaxation like a good massage. The health benefits of massage therapy are well known in the scientific literature and have established in ancient cultures for thousands of years. [Read more…] about The 4 Primary Massage Types and How to Select the One for You
In the modern era, people are becoming more aware of mindfulness practices, and the importance of rest and relaxation. But as useful as this is, it can be equally helpful to become aware of what is draining our energy in the form of toxins that are increasingly prevalent. These unseen toxins can upset out natural balance and have been linked to depression, endocrine disruption, cancer, infertility, autism, and many more serious disorders. While few definitive links have been established, it is certainly a good idea to become conscious of these stressors and to minimize exposure where possible. [Read more…] about 5 Toxins to Avoid for a Healthy and Relaxing Life