Allergy Relief with Acupuncture If you need allergy relief due to a stuffy nose, congestion, coughing, watering eyes, or ear itching, you’re not alone. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 100 million people nationwide experience allergies each year. Allergies are so common that they rank among the [...]
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Swedish Vs Deep Tissue Massage: Which is Right for You? Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques share similarities. They also differ in significant ways. So if you’re wondering which massage technique is right for you, read on for what you need to know about Swedish vs deep tissue massage. We're Rated #1 [...]
How Does Massage Therapy Fix Muscle Knots? Muscle knots, also called trigger points, are tight, tense, contracted muscle fibers that have not been released. You can often feel the knots yourself, which feel hard and lumpy. They may be painful to the touch. They may cause ongoing pain even when you’re not [...]
FAQ: Does Acupuncture Hurt? Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest therapies, used for thousands of years as an alternative to medications. Acupuncture is recommended by many physicians including oncologists, pain management physicians, and mental health practitioners. You may find yourself thinking “That sounds great. But what I really want to know is: [...]
What are the Most Common Acupuncture Points? Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that punctures the skin with needles at certain anatomical locations. Known as acupuncture points, these specific locations are found along meridians, which are energy pathways through the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine [...]
Acupuncture Needles: Will Therapy Hurt? Patients looking for relief from a diverse range of painful conditions, immune system problems, diseases, and mental health conditions have reported pain and symptom relief from acupuncture. But if you’re not a fan of needles the thought of acupuncture needles poking your skin may make you hesitant to [...]
How Massage Oils Enhance the Experience At first glance, the purpose of massage oils used by your licensed massage therapist may seem pretty clear. They help to ensure that your therapist can perform the therapy without friction. Oil by its very nature is a lubricant, so these ensure that your massage therapist can [...]
The Differences Between a Relaxation Massage and a Therapeutic Massage All massages including rubbing, pressing, and manipulation of muscles and tissue. However, vastly different techniques and amounts of pressure are used to achieve specific therapeutic outcomes. Indeed, although both a relaxation massage and a therapeutic massage will provide health benefits including improved circulation, release [...]
What is a Hot Stone Massage and How Does it Benefit the Body? A hot stone massage is a type of table massage that uses warm stones for pain relief, stress relief, and relaxation from muscle tension and spasms. However, the use of warmed stones during a massage has many other surprising benefits. [...]
Back Massages: What are the Real Benefits? No matter your reason for scheduling back massages, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that each treatment offers a variety of benefits. So even though you may schedule a massage because you’re dealing with low back pain, your cardiovascular system will also benefit. Likewise, if you book a [...]