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Massage, Energy, & Body Work

New York Times Article Reports Inspiring Statistics Surrounding The Benefits of Massage

By Roni Caryn Rabin for the New York Times Does a good massage do more than just relax your muscles? To find out, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles recruited 53 healthy adults and randomly assigned 29 of them to a 45-minute session of deep-tissue Swedish massage and the other 24 to a session of light massage. All of the subjects were fitted with intravenous catheters so blood samples could be taken immediately before the massage and up to an hour afterward. To their surprise, the researchers, sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health, found that a single session of massage caused biological changes.Volunteers who received Swedish massage experienced...

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The Steam Tent Offers A Spa Experience With Therapeutic Benefits

By Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds With the colder weather adding steam to your massage can be just the right add-on to your session. Adding Steam to your massage is not just a spa treatment. Steaming the body is used to assist in healing by offering: Relief from Generalized Pain & Chronic Pain Stress Reduction Detoxification Enhanced Mood Increased Immunity Weight Loss Improved Skin Since ancient times, steam therapy has been used by traditional healing systems around the world to improve and maintain good health and beauty. Turkish baths, Indian sweat lodges, Finnish saunas, Japanese steam rooms are examples of cultures that harness the power of steam. In Ayurveda we learn that the skin is our body’s largest organ. It is part of a natural and essential process in eliminating impurities. As we...

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