“This project is such a headache!”

“This project is such a headache!”   They’re so common that the term has become synonymous with an annoyance, but what areheadaches, really? And can massage therapy really help? Different types, different causes. Headaches are pretty easily defined, and we all know one when we feel it: it’s a pain … Continue reading ““This project is such a headache!””

Treating Tension Headaches With Self-Massage

Treating Tension Headaches With Self-Massage Most of us are familiar with the sensation of a headache. The location, cause, and severity can differ, but we all agree that headaches hurt!   When you have a headache, it’s hard to function normally until you find relief. That’s why there are so … Continue reading “Treating Tension Headaches With Self-Massage”

Stress Management for the Whole Family Stressors come in all kinds of forms: work and school pressures, relationships, health concerns, uncertainty about the future. Even changes that are generally positive can still be incredibly stressful, like gaining a family member or starting a new business. Left unchecked, stress can lead … Continue reading “”

The Reboot for your Mind and Body

The Reboot for your Mind and Body Do you feel stretched in a hundred different directions? Obligations, deadlines, appointments, meetings, work, housework, sports, everything. More often than not, it seems there aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the week for all that needs to be done. We’re … Continue reading “The Reboot for your Mind and Body”

Body image risk and reward in massage

Body image. Almost everybody has something about their body that they don’t like. For many people it’s a minor issue, no big deal. But some people have a major issue with their body image. It affects how they live and their happiness. When I tell some people that I’m a … Continue reading “Body image risk and reward in massage”

5 reasons why executives should get regular massages

Most people still view massages as a luxury item. They feel like they are spoiling themselves by booking a massage whether it’s a 30-minute massage, one-hour massage or a four-hour spa day. But some business leaders are starting to look at massage more as a necessity just like working out … Continue reading “5 reasons why executives should get regular massages”

Why you should never get a “Shopping Centre” massage…

For many of my new clients, and most of my current ones, if they have ever told me they attended a shopping center for a massage, the’d tell you I would be horrified at the thought. I’ve heard countless stories of how people have walked in to a shopping center, … Continue reading “Why you should never get a “Shopping Centre” massage…”

ANTA Response to recent media reports on Complementary Medicines

Recent media reports have suggested that complementary medicines and supplements are ineffective. The popularity of complementary medicines and supplements has never been greater in Australia and many Australians are voting with their feet and increasingly turning to natural therapies and complementary medicines as part of their health care. Natural therapies … Continue reading “ANTA Response to recent media reports on Complementary Medicines”

Benefits of massage – Good Medicine

By Editorial Staff Originally published in Body Sense magazine, Fall 2001. Copyright 2001. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved. As you lie on the table under crisp, fresh sheets, hushed music draws you into the moment. The smell of sage fills the air and you hear the gentle sound of … Continue reading “Benefits of massage – Good Medicine”

The Consequences of Stress

Experts estimate that 80 percent to 90 percent of disease is stress-related. Massage and bodywork is there to combat that frightening number by helping us remember what it means to relax. The physical changes massage brings to your body can have a positive effect in many areas of your life. … Continue reading “The Consequences of Stress”