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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”

What You Already Know: The Benefits of Massage

In an age of technical and, at times, impersonal medicine, massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. So what exactly are the benefits to receiving regular massage and/or bodywork treatments? – Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen … Continue reading “What You Already Know: The Benefits of Massage”

Other Body Therapies

Alexander Technique – A movement re-education therapy that was created by a mid-19th century actor who tried to understand his own movement dysfunctions on stage. The emphasis is on observing and modifying improper movement patterns, thereby reducing physical stress on the body. Craniosacral Therapy – A gentle method of manipulating … Continue reading “Other Body Therapies”

The Need for Touch

As a society, we are touch deprived and this can lead to disease or emotional dysfunction. From the cradle to the nursing home, tactile stimulation and the emotional assurance of caring touch bring about a sense of well-being and security. In numerous studies conducted on massage for infants, TRI researchers … Continue reading “The Need for Touch”