Hot stone massage incorporates heated stones as part of the therapy. The therapist will uses the smooth stones as either an extension of their hands or by placing them on the body. The stones are typically very smooth-surfaced basalt stones, in which the high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the … Continue reading What is Hot Stone Massage?
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Learn & Grow: Yoga for Massage Therapists
Massage therapists can benefit from making yoga a part of their self care regimen. By Donna Shryer, February 22, 2016 Outside Yoga is Amazing Physician, heal thyself. From its biblical origin to today’s modern interpretation, the proverb’s essence still rings true—and a 2013 study conducted at Duke University reinforces its message. The study concludes that … Continue reading Learn & Grow: Yoga for Massage Therapists
Stress Busters: 4 Integrative Treatments.
Nearly half of women report a rise in stress levels over the past five years. And while women and men tend to cope with stress differently, we know that chronic stress contributes to a range of health problems in both sexes, including mental health disorders, heart disease and obesity. Integrative treatments like meditation and acupuncture … Continue reading Stress Busters: 4 Integrative Treatments.