Preventative Medicine

Why Massage?

The most obvious benefit shared by virtually everyone is that a full body massage makes you feel great! The stress-relieving, soothing results are enough for many to include massage as a regular part of their lives. But what of the less obvious benefits? The first sense to develop is your sense of touch. It’s not …

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Fibromyalgia, Breast Cancer & Massage

In a study conducted by the Touch Research Institute (TRI) at the University of Miami on women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, the women received regular massage therapy (three times a week for five weeks), with 80 percent showing improved immune function. Another TRI study addressed fibromyalgia (a chronic condition characterized by muscular …

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So many people have put massage into two categories in the file cabinets of their mind. One category is a short-term fix for a suddenly sore shoulder or a pain in the neck from a long forgotten rear-ender that just won’t seem to go away. The other is the ‘its-my-birthday-and-I’m-going-to-treat-myself’ category. Here’s another category to …

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