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Archive for December 2015

The Touch of a Massage Therapist

According to Rick Chillot in Psychology Today, touch is the first language we learn because it is the first sense babies acquire. Touch is very important to the healthy development of babies. A touch can soothe, reassure, convey love, assist, and it can nonverbally convey a host of other messages, both positive and negative. In…

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Yoga for Men

Besides helping you maintain your manly shape, yoga has many other benefits for you, some of them even a bit surprising. While yoga has long been thought of as a feminine form of exercise, many men are now introducing themselves to the yoga mat and its exercise potential. Yoga as the ‘fountain of youth’ Stamina,…

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Massage Therapy for First-Timers

Massage therapy is an accepted treatment modality. Massage therapists are licensed in all of the states in the U.S. except Alaska, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Vermont, and Wyoming. The earliest licensure law enacted for massage therapists was in Florida in 1943, followed in 1947 by Hawaii, then Oregon and Arkansas in 1951. People who need to…

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Joining Mind, Body and Spirit

While the word ‘hatha’ means forceful or willful, today’s hatha yoga is a series of gentle asanas (or poses) with no flow between them. This means that one pose does not flow into the next one. History of yoga Patanjali is believed to have lived around 1700 BCE in India, and to have collected the…

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Massage Therapy for Children

Babies who do not receive adequate touch do not thrive and in some instances, a lack of touch can even be fatal. A child’s sense of touch is the primary interface between the child and the world. Touch gives children valuable information through twenty different types of nerve endings that lead directly to the brain.…

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Benefits of Yoga for Kids

In Sanskrit, yoga means ‘union,’ and it truly is a union of the mind and body resulting in an overall sense of well-being. Yoga is a gift from India that has been practiced for thousands of years. Yoga for kids is a safe, fun way for them to explore and learn in a healthy atmosphere.…

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Decrease Shoulder Pain with Massage Therapy

Shoulder pain can occur for a number of reasons. When it does, it can range from mildly annoying to debilitating. Most of these shoulder pains can be helped with massage therapy. Reasons for shoulder pain Almost anything ending in ‘-itis’ can be the cause of shoulder pain: arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis are a few…

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3 Great Ways Yoga Can Help You

Practicing yoga asanas has many beneficial aspects besides strengthening the body and quieting the mind. It is a form of self-discipline that affects many areas of our lives. Ways yoga benefits your body 1. Better sleep With your yoga practice, you will find that you fall asleep more quickly, stay asleep for longer periods of…

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