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?
Being a fibromyalgia or ‘fibro’ sufferer can feel miserable. There is no cure, so all you can do is learn to manage your symptoms as much as possible to try and avoid it impacting on your everyday life. This can be easier said than done. What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition which affects around … Continue reading How Massage Can Help Fibromyalgia?
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
What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda, a natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda translates to knowledge of life. Based on the idea that disease is due to an imbalance or stress in a … Continue reading Ayurveda
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.