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Does Deep Tissue Massage have to hurt?

Does Deep Tissue Massage have to hurt?

No.  More importantly, deep tissue massage should not hurt. There’s a common misconception that massage, especially Deep Tissue, the more painful the massage the more effective it is, however, research has proven this to be wrong. What exactly is deep tissue massage?...

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Dealing With Rotator Cuff Injuries

Dealing With Rotator Cuff Injuries

You’ve been doing Olympic lifting for a while. Or stocking tall shelves. Or cheerleading, throwing your partners overhead. Everything was great! Until suddenly, it wasn’t. Ice and ibuprofen didn’t quite do the trick, so you visited the doctor. And lo and behold,...

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Muscle Injury: Should you use M.E.A.T. or R.I.C.E.?

Muscle Injury: Should you use M.E.A.T. or R.I.C.E.?

You’ve twisted your knee. It is time to rest, ice and elevate the injury - or is it? New research is showing why this might not be the best treatment for a muscle injury. There’s a of discussion going on when it comes to muscle injury recovery concerning the...

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5 Strategies for Pain-Free Gardening

5 Strategies for Pain-Free Gardening

It has been a long winter here in New England! Many of us are excited to get outside and work in our yards. We are seeing a lot of sore backs in our office from our clients doing too much yard work, too soon. If you are an avid gardener or are cleaning up your yard,...

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Are you stressed?

Are you stressed?

Stress and Massage Why get a massage? According to a survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association, 28% of Americans who get a massage do so for relaxation and stress reduction. That’s a lot of people in the US who feel strongly enough about their own...

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So… how did you sleep last night?

How well do you sleep? a.) I sleep really well! I usually have no issue getting 7-9 hours of restful sleep. b.) I don't sleep enough. I have so much to do in the day than I usually go to sleep much later than I want to and I get maybe 5 hours. c.) I am not rested. I...

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 11th starts International Random Acts of Kindness Week. Their website is packed with great ideas on how to celebrate, and we especially love the approach of committing a random act of kindness for three different people: Someone you don't know Someone you...

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Why we love (and you love) Mother Earth Pillows

You know those weighted pillows we use during your serious massages? We proudly sell them and they are our most popular item!! We have many stories from our clients on how they look forward to using their Mother Earth Pillow at the end of the day. Recently, one of our...

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Be safe while shoveling snow!

Be safe while shoveling snow!

Would you ever pick up a large bowling ball at the end of a stick and throw it a few feet away? Shoveling snow is serious business. It is important to be aware of your body mechanics when it comes to snow removal. When you are mindful while removing snow from your...

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Why we think you should try massage cupping!

November 5, 2017 You have heard it is awesome (it is)! Still not sure about massage cupping? You may have heard we offer massage cupping. One of the reasons we might suggest to add cupping to your massage is to quickly and efficiently soften the top layer of muscle...

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