Massages Near Me

Sports massages are beneficial for athletes and anyone who engages in physical activity on a regular basis. Here are a few reasons why:   Sports Massage promotes muscle recovery: Sports massages can help to reduce muscle soreness and promote faster recovery after exercise. This is because the massage can increase blood flow to the muscles,

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Acupuncture: A Brief History

Acupuncture originated in China. Recorded references begin in about 6000BC but the practice probably existed much earlier. It’s thought that the early use of sharpened stones and bones for necessary interventions like lancing abscesses and boils evolved into a more therapeutic and preventative concept that embraced a philosophy of ‘life forces.’ Evolution of tools, that

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Sleep and Massage

Sleep and Massage We have all experienced nights where we find ourselves lying awake for what seems like hours, trying and trying to relax so that we can drift off into a peaceful sleep to ready ourselves for the next day, without any luck. Sleep disruptions can be caused by several factors including stress, pain,

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Santi Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage   The Santi pregnancy massage incorporates elements of the Swedish massage and is designed to relieve muscular aches and pains in your joints as well as reducing anxiety which can be common in pregnant mothers. Regular pregnancy massages have also been shown to significantly reduce the amount of cortisol (the stress hormone) in

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What can I expect during my massage?

What to Expect During Your Massage: Exploring Different Techniques Wellness During your massage session, you can anticipate experiencing a combination of techniques that cater to your specific needs. There are four primary methods frequently employed in sports massage, which are also utilized across various other massage styles. Effleurage The term “effleurage” is rooted in the

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What is Stress

Stress is our body’s way of telling us we need to change! And change quickly. We are all familiar with the ‘Flight or Fight’ response. The signal from our brain in response to stress that prepares the body to ‘run for your life or fight for your life’. But what happens when you activate this

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

At its most fundamental, oxygen is crucial for life. So an enhanced oxygen delivery would be beneficial. Michael Jackson, oddly enough, popularized the treatment in the 1980s when he would sleep in an oxygen chamber. If you are asthmatic and show up at A&E, within seconds you are put on high-concentration oxygen. If you look

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Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

It’s hard enough being pregnant in the hot summer months, without the added extra of suffering from leg cramps. This summer during the particularly warm spells I have had numerous clients telling me about their interrupted night’s sleep due to cramping and asking why it happens. Leg cramps are painful involuntary muscle contractions which typically

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