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Massage Therapy Ideal for Pain Management

New Research Supports Massage Therapy for Pain Management Pain is multi-dimensional and may be better addressed through an integrative approach. It is the number one reason people seek medical attention. Pain accounts for approximately 80 percent of physician visits. New research states that people who receive massage to help manage their symptoms show significant improvements against pain, anxiety and improved quality of life. This is the conclusion of a collaborative meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain conducted by the Samueli Institute and commissioned by the Massage Therapy Foundation, […]

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Knots are the worst.

You say Knots, I say Trigger Points Fibrotic tissue masses or trigger points, more commonly referred to as knots, are the worst. These bundles of damaged muscle tissue refer pain throughout the body. Depending on your past massage experiences, you may think that hammering away on those knots with lots of pressure and high levels of pain is the solution. Not at Studio Q 360. My approach to trigger points is different, mainly because of science. Our bodies are made up of millions of tiny nerve receptors that help us […]

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5 Ways Massage Can Improve Your Health

Courtesy of AMTA Massage Massage therapy can play an important role in your health regimen. See what the research says about massage for health and wellness. 1. Control stress The longterm effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may¬†relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches. 2. Get better sleep Research indicates that massage can improve sleep in those with lower back pain, fibromaylgia, insomnia, pain and other health conditions. 3.¬† Boost mental health and wellness Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety […]

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Motivation

Motivation is Key: Baby Steps to Success

Are you frustrated because you know in your head you could achieve your goals, but your body doesn’t seem motivated to take the first step? Motivation is an important key to accomplishing our goals, yet for some it is hard to come by. Maybe, its the type of motivation that is standing in your way. According to a modern interpretation of Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Motivational Needs, there are 8 tiers that must be satisfied to accomplish our goals. When the needs of a tier are not met, the person […]

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Music and Massage Therapy

Research shows that music has a great impact on massage therapy. The right music can relax the client’s mind, allowing the body to follow. The relaxed muscle tissue is then more responsive to therapeutic touch which helps achieve the client’s goals of stress reduction and pain relief. The wrong music in contrast can cause the client to become agitated, feeding anxiety. The result is tense, stubborn tissue and a lackluster massage. But what is the right kind of music for you? “What people say soothes them, soothes them, even if […]

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The Infinite Pain Cycle

What happens when we experience pain? A stubbed toe, a rolled ankle, a fall from the roof- the effects are the same. The Infinite Pain Cycle begins. When the pain first hits you probably string together a list of words that, individually, may not mean much but when said post accident make heads turn and the modest blush. You then want to relieve that pain. Maybe the swearing took care of the stubbed toe, but a rolled ankle needs more. You turn to good old RICE therapy- Rest, Ice, Compression, […]

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