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Regular Massage Therapy Treatments Can Help with Chronic Tension Headaches

According to the Mayo Clinic, a tension headache is defined as “a diffuse, mild to moderate pain in your head that’s often described as feeling a tight band around your head.” Treatments vary wildly from over-the-counter medications to simply finding a work/life balance that allows you to develop healthy habits. One of the best ways to address tension headaches is

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New study shows massage alleviates stress

In a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports in September 2020, researchers confirmed the parasympathetic nervous system, which relieves the body’s fight or flight response, is physically and psychologically regenerative and is especially activated through massage therapy. 

Basically, we all thought massage encourages relaxation and that relaxing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, but these researchers

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How Massage Can Help With Postoperative Pain

A survey showed that 48 million inpatient surgeries were performed on health issues that ranged from eye surgery to musculoskeletal surgeries. 80 percent of the people undergoing these surgeries reported that they had some form of postoperative pain, and 10 to 50 percent of these patients then develop chronic pain from the surgery itself. That’s a whole lot of people

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How Massage Can Help With Postoperative Pain

A survey performed in 2009 showed that 48 million inpatient surgeries were performed that year. Everything from eye surgery to musculoskeletal surgeries were included. And this survey doesn’t even include the millions of outpatient surgeries that were performed. The numbers are staggering. What is even more staggering is that 80 percent of the people undergoing surgery reported that they had

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5 Ways Deep Tissue Massage Can Benefit Athletes

In the United States, massage therapy is generally considered a luxury. But the truth is that massage can be used for much more than just relaxation. The health benefits of massage are numerous. Massage therapy can relieve pain, increase energy, improve sleep, encourage healthy digestion and more.

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