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Deep Tissue Massage Explained

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What is Deep Tissue Massage?

A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage uses deep, slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

How Does It Work? Techniques

While some of the strokes may feel the same as those used in Swedish massage therapy, deep tissue massage isn’t the same as a regular massage with deep pressure.

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The Best Massage School in Northern Utah 2017

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Finding the best massage school in northern Utah 2017, can seem like an overwhelming process.  It is hard to tell which massage school will give you the best training for your money.

If you are considering going to massage therapy school be sure you read the section on becoming a massage therapist to see if that is what you really want to do. Massage schools are in the business of filling their schools with students. 

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Making Massage a New Year’s Resolution

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We all know the drill. For some, it’s become a tradition. Before the ball is finished descending in Times Square and the confetti has yet to hit the floor, most of us already have made a New Year’s resolution or two and possibly broken them.

But, let’s give ourselves the benefit of the doubt. Every December, as we indulge in various holiday treats, we promise ourselves that once the New Year’s resolution gets here, we will take better care of our bodies, minds and spirits.


To Give, or Not To Give

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As the holidays approach, questions about what to give or receiving gifts from clients are more likely to come up. Two recent letters stimulated some points to ponder.

One of my long-term clients often gives me gifts. Usually, they’re inexpensive–flowers from her yard, a book she thinks I’d like. However, recently she gave me costly tickets to a concert she knew I was interested in.

I felt uneasy about accepting them, but I didn’t want to hurt her feelings.

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Get Ready for Winter Activities with a Combination of Stretching and Massage Therapy

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Winter activities can be tough on your body, help it recover with a healing massage!

Staying fit for all of your winter activities this holiday season comes with a long list of unique challenges and obstacles, but staying injury free can take even more of an effort when you introduce new, winter-specific activities like skiing, skating and sledding into your fitness routine. Before the winter activity season is in full swing, take steps today to warm up and loosen your muscles so you can hit the slopes or the rink pain free, as well as minimize after-activity soreness and fatigue.

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Benefits of Chair Massage: What to Expect

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What are the benefits of chair massage?

Employers want to know what’s in it for them, and employees want to know how it can help ease stress and pain. We’ve put together this handy list to help demystify and showcase the benefits of chair massage in the workplace.  

Benefits of Chair Massage: Why Do It?

Chair massage is often used in high stress locations like airports, trade shows and conventions, but it is also used a lot in corporate settings as well.

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Benefits of Massage During Winter

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Massage during winter has many wonderful benefits to all who partake.

With Thanksgiving over, now is the time to think about winter activities, topping your list should be a massage! Getting a massage during winter has many benefits, let’s take a look at them now.

Immune Boosting

Massage therapy increases lymph flow which is packed with white blood cells or “killer cells”. These “killer cells” fight off infections and bacteria, boosting your immune system during this time of year where many of us get sick.


Get The Thanksgiving Massage You Deserve

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Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching. It also signals one thing – the start of the holiday season.

Thanksgiving is almost here, and we all know what that means. The stress of several upcoming events would surely crop up. From the first week November leading to Christmas Day, there will be a lot of office parties, reunions, meet-ups with old friends, etc. Even if you’re not tasked to host those holiday parties, the stress of attending those occasions will surely be felt. 

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8 Steps to Creating A Successful Massage Practice

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Looking to create a successful massage practice? Be sure to follow these 8 steps!

A successful massage practice: As a new professional in the healthcare field, its easy to get swept away on a new career path and forget about why you wanted to become a therapist in the first place. I have seen many therapists come and go in the massage-bodywork field, and I have learned a great deal from this experience.


Top 4 Massage Techniques to De-Stress

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How do you de-stress? With massage therapy of course!

There are many reasons people might seek out massage therapy, but stress relief tends to be the most popular. In general, stress is anything that poses a challenge or a threat to our well-being. Associated with both minor and major health ailments, relieving stress is an important component of maintaining emotional and physical well-being. Plenty of research has found that massage therapy is an ideal de-stress tool; but some massage techniques are better at achieving this goal than others.