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The Healing Happiness of Hot Stone Massage

As with the origins of any massage technique it is hard to pin down exactly where a practice originated first. For thousands of years, indigenous populations of several civilizations and continents incorporated stones of all sorts in their rituals related to …

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The Reasons for Reflexology

Reflexology in its inception, was conceived as a means to control, manage and alleviate temporary and chronic pain. As it evolved, it was also found to relieve signs and symptoms of a variety of common ailments. If you look at modern reflexology charts today …

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In love with massage therapy, or massage therapist?

The massage therapist/client relationship is a very intimate one, even more than the doctor/patient one in most cases. There is partial nudity and prolonged touch which can sometimes bring about some confusing feelings and emotions from a client and occasionally the massage therapist as well…

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The healing power of Shiatsu

Today in the Western world there is a movement promoting the return of a preventative approach to health rather than a reactionary one that relies heavily on pharmacologically based Western or Modern Medicine. Massage has been one of the complementary approaches to health that has …

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The Roots Of Reflexology

The origins of reflexology date back to the earliest of civilizations. Ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan texts and charts, thousands of years old, depict various methods of acupressure massage on the soles of feet. There are even Native American oral traditions that speak of massaging feet, hands and …

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Massage myths and misconceptions

During my 15 year career as a massage therapist I have come across many myths and misconceptions about massage in general. In this article I wanted to share with my readers 3 of the most common ones and try to give them my perspective as a bodyworker…

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Swedish Massage

If you go to Sweden today and ask for a Swedish massage, you might still get a funny look from the local practitioners. Indeed most Swedes have no idea that one of the most common massages practiced on the planet is named after their homeland…

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Things to keep in mind before your next massage

Are you a massage neophyte, occasional dabbler or seasoned massage aficionado? Whatever type you are, chances are that are things your massage therapist might not have covered with you, in terms of how to prepare for, what to do during, and what to do post-session…

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What to expect from a massage session

You have had a long week, you have put in the hours and now your long awaited massage has finally arrived. So what should your massage session look like? As a massage professional, I have always believed …

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5 tips on finding the right massage therapist

Finding the right massage therapist is not always an easy thing. Each of us has particular things they are looking for in the individual who is going to massage them. Choosing wisely could mean the difference between a dissatisfying experience and …

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