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Can Massage Help With Fibromyalgia?

Mackenzie Barrow May 25, 2019 Massage

The short answer is yes! About 5 million Americans have fibromyalgia. Every one of those people experiences it differently, but all people with fibromyalgia encounter some type of pain and/or tenderness. Many people have found that massage for fibromyalgia helps to alleviate symptoms. Here are some of the benefits. Increase in serotonin levels Decrease in stress hormones Decrease...

Using Massage in Athletic Training

Mackenzie Barrow Mar 2, 2019 Massage

March is Athletic Training Month. In honor of this we’d like to share how massage can aid in athletic training both physically and psychologically. Athletes have many ways of preparing for a sporting event, and massage should be one of them. Massage may help: Improved Flexibility- When you get massage your muscles and the soft tissue that surrounds it get stretched in...

Sports Massage

Mackenzie Barrow Feb 26, 2019 Massage

When many hear the term “sports massage” they assume that this style of massage is reserved only for serious athletes. In fact, sports massage is a great healing tool for anyone who lives an active lifestyle. If your job requires a lot physically like standing, moving around, and lifting all day. If you have a hobby like dancing, yoga, golf, etc. If you’re training...

Rose Petal AromaRitual: What it is and what the benefits are

Mackenzie Barrow Feb 13, 2019 Massage

In February, Elements Massage™ is featuring an exclusive seasonal scent for our AromaRitual® service: Rose Petal! This scent is calming, acts as an anti-depressant, and its anti-inflammatory properties have been shown to help relieve conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and rosacea. What ingredients are in this oil? Rose Absolute Palmarosa Grapeseed...

The Benefits of Geriatric Massage

Mackenzie Barrow Jan 22, 2019 Massage

With age comes many new challenges. Pain, depression, disease, and isolation can put a damper on our seniors’ quality of life. Geriatric massage helps bring some of that vitality back in a psychological and physiological way. Geriatric massage provides not only a therapeutic experience, but also a compassionate touch. “For elderly clients, touch can awaken, comfort,...

How to Combat Stress this Holiday Season

Mackenzie Barrow Dec 18, 2018 Massage

It’s a no-brainer that the holidays are stressful. It can be very easy to be swallowed up by it and forget to take care of yourself. But now more than ever it’s important to pencil in some self-care. Massage therapy can have a powerful impact on those suffering from stress, depression, and anxiety this holiday season. Massage has been shown to: Lower oxygen...

HIV/AIDS Awareness: What Massage Can Do

Mackenzie Barrow Dec 11, 2018 Massage

December 1st was World AIDS Day. In honor of that, we’d like to share how massage can be beneficial to those suffering from HIV/AIDS. According to Massage Today, “Massage therapy plays a vital role in helping patients cope with the various symptoms of HIV/AIDS and indirectly boosts the immune system at the same time. As part of the medical team, massage therapists...

What is Aromatherapy?

Mackenzie Barrow Dec 5, 2018 Massage

What is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy uses concentrated plant extracts (essential oils) to improve your health and overall well-being. It uses both inhalation and skin absorption to enhance your physical and mental health. At Elements Massage™ we incorporate both of these aspects into our AromaRitual™ service. So, what can these essential oils do for you? A better...

Movember: Oncology Massage

Mackenzie Barrow Nov 21, 2018 Massage

This month we recognize Movember. In the month of November, we bring awareness to men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. In honor of Movember, we’re sharing how massage can help cancer patients. Massage can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or drug therapy,...

What is Myofascial Release?

Mackenzie Barrow Oct 22, 2018 Massage

   Throughout every structure of our bodies there exists web-like connective tissue called fascia. It’s essentially the Saran wrap that keeps us together. Much like Saran wrap, our fascia can easily get “stuck” or tangled resulting in restricted movement, tenderness, and pain. Myofascial Release is a massage technique used to combat this.   ...

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