A massage therapist’s guide to essential oils

A massage therapist’s guide to essential oils

Essential oils have been used for centuries to promote health and enhance massage. But not just any oil will do.

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Why more clients are turning to massage for medical benefits

Why more clients are turning to massage for medical benefits

The public’s perception of massage has evolved in recent years. Many of your clients may be seeking out your services to treat medical conditions or for their general well-being, rather than just perceiving massage as pampering.

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Massage and HIV: a new way to treat severe depression

Massage and HIV: a new way to treat severe depression

A study found that Swedish massages can help counteract severe depression in HIV patients.

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Benefits of chair massage in the workplace

Benefits of chair massage in the workplace

This study shows that weekly chair massages help reduce stress and anxiety – and provide an increased level of job satisfaction.

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Massage for osteoarthritis – how much does it help?

Massage for osteoarthritis – how much does it help?

Patients in this study were given a therapeutic, weekly session of massage to treat their knee pain stemming from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.

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Aromatherapy improves massage benefits for menopausal women

Aromatherapy improves massage benefits for menopausal women

There’s no question that massage is a wonderful tool that boosts the health of your clients, but sometimes there are ways to enhance the effects.

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Ease physical symptoms with Reflexology for Cancer Patients

Ease physical symptoms with Reflexology for Cancer Patients

The ancient practice of reflexology may soon be recognized as a powerful tool that can help cancer patients better manage their physical symptoms.

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Boosting the immune system through Premature Baby Massage

Boosting the immune system through Premature Baby Massage

A pair of recent studies demonstrate how premature baby massage improves the immune systems and boosts the growth of infants who were delivered before they became fully mature.

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Massage for congestive heart failure relieves anxiety & discomfort

Massage for congestive heart failure relieves anxiety & discomfort

Massage has a profound effect on the heart, one of the strongest muscles in the human body. This study on congestive heart failure patients found that massage lowered blood pressure, breathing rate and heart rate, along with other key benefits.

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Massage for inflammation

Massage for inflammation

Researchers have discovered that even a brief massage can reduce inflammation. Massage benefits may mirror the same mechanisms that are targeted by anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs.

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Melissa Wood, ND