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How to Soften Summer Feet, Dry Feet, and Rough Feet

By Balanced Rock Bodyworks | December 20, 2016

Since we’re all covered up with boots and wool socks, now is a good time to fix your feet from a summer of abuse!  Age, bare feet, flip flops, and many other things cause us to sometimes have dry, rough, peeling feet. Many of us have rough feet, but there are easy fixes for those toes that will have them twinkling again soon.  Plus, a good massage might be just the trick to “soften” the…

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The Best Carrier Oils to Use in Massage Therapy, Part II

By Balanced Rock Bodyworks | December 13, 2016

Here are the rest of the recommended carrier oils for massage therapy in addition to Sweet Almond Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil: 3. Grapeseed Oil has major Essential Fatty Acids in it along with astringent properties. Its satiny afterglow is due to its thin viscosity. With a comparatively short shelf life, it is great for skin that is prone to acne and other skin disruptions. 4. Sesame Seed Oil has many wonderful properties despite its thick…

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The Best Carrier Oils to Use in Massage Therapy, Part I

By Balanced Rock Bodyworks | December 5, 2016

Carrier oils that are used in massage therapy are vegetable oils derived from the fatty portion of various plants, often from the nuts, seeds, or kernels. They are the ‘carrier’ for the essential oils also used in massage therapy. Carrier oils do not have to be infused with essential oils in order to be beneficial during a massage The essential oils merely add an extra healing component to massage therapy. Carrier oils themselves contain many…

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Types of Essential Oils Used in Massage Therapy

By Balanced Rock Bodyworks | November 30, 2016

The type of essential oil that is used in massage therapy is very individual for each client’s needs. There are oils for relaxation, muscle pain, anxiety, and many other conditions that affect us on a regular basis. Most massage therapists use essential oils that promote wither relaxation or detoxification. Essential oils for relaxation during a massage Essential oils that are used for relaxation purposes are either the ones that relax the mind or the muscles.…

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How Essential Oils Used in Massage Therapy Impact the Body

By Balanced Rock Bodyworks | November 21, 2016

While we may not use all the oils and methods described, the healing power of essential oils is indisputable. It has been documented for thousands of years. When they are used in massage therapy, they have a dual focus on the body, both through the skin and inhaled. How substances travel through the skin Many things we put on our bodies end up in our bloodstream: 1. Small and permeable ingredients are absorbed by the…

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Getting to Know Your Massage Therapist

By Balanced Rock Bodyworks | October 6, 2016

Most people who opt for a career in massage therapy do so because they want a career that allows them to offer a meaningful service to people that has a hands-on approach to it. Massage therapy offers an opportunity for people to enter into a profession that allows them to express caring and concern for others that is both personally and professionally satisfying. How one becomes a massage therapist There are certain steps that al…

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The Use of Yoga Props to Help with Asanas

By Balanced Rock Bodyworks | October 3, 2016

Paraphrasing a quote about yoga whose author is unknown, “Blessed be the flexible, for never shall they be bent out of shape.” Attaining that flexibility is often easier with the use of yoga props. Why yoga practitioners use yoga props Yoga props are objects that help yoga practitioners strengthen, stretch, or balance the body as they move through the asanas, or poses in yoga. Props also help the body relax and assist with improving body…

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Rearranging Ideas about Yoga

By Balanced Rock Bodyworks | September 24, 2016

What yoga is, does, and represents is sometimes open to controversy. B. K. S. Iyangar, founder of one of the popular versions of Hatha Yoga, said of yoga that it is a light that once turned on will never grow faint. Misconceptions about Yoga Yoga’s detractors believe in several misconceptions about yoga that keep them from trying it and receiving its benefits: 1. Vegetarian, Vegan or Not In order for someone to practice yoga, he…

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Getting to Know Your Massage Therapist

By Balanced Rock Bodyworks | September 13, 2016

Most people who opt for a career in massage therapy do so because they want a career that allows them to offer a meaningful service to people that has a hands-on approach to it. Massage therapy offers an opportunity for people to enter into a profession that allows them to express caring and concern for others that is both personally and professionally satisfying. How one becomes a massage therapist There are certain steps that al…

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Rearranging Ideas about Yoga

By Balanced Rock Bodyworks | September 9, 2016

What yoga is, does, and represents is sometimes open to controversy. B. K. S. Iyangar, founder of one of the popular versions of Hatha Yoga, said of yoga that it is a light that once turned on will never grow faint. Misconceptions about Yoga Yoga’s detractors believe in several misconceptions about yoga that keep them from trying it and receiving its benefits: 1. Vegetarian, Vegan or Not In order for someone to practice yoga, he…

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