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Summer Activities Can Take a Toll On Your Body: 3 Benefits of Regular Massage

May 25, 2016 About Massage

Your body can take a beating with your busy summer activities. While we all want to have fun in the sun, self-care is important to avoid injury throughout the summer. At last. Summer is here, and your days are filled with nothing but hammocks in the warm breeze, tall glasses of iced tea sipped in the afternoon shade, and a towering stack of novels to be devoured, one by...

4 Reasons To Give Mom the Gift of Massage

May 9, 2016 About Massage

The countdown has begun. Walk into any grocery store or drugstore this week and you’ll likely find the greeting card aisle teeming with searching, slightly frantic, slightly sweating sons, daughters, and spouses. You join the well-meaning ranks and search for a card that will make Mom smile, feel appreciated and promptly reappoint you as Mama’s Favorite....

Spring Massage Leads to Summer Fun: Preparing Your Mind and Body for Activities in the Sun

Apr 28, 2015 About Massage

Summer is just around the corner. Before you begin your summer activities, it’s a good time to think about prepping your skin and your mind for the summer heat. The sun can damage your skin, could cause cancer, and you tend to be more stressed in the heat of the summer. Getting a massage now will help prepare you for the summer sun and heat.

Fight Off Cold Winter Weather with Hot Stone Massage

Jan 28, 2015 About Massage

When you’re fighting harsh, below freezing temperatures day in and day out during the winter season, you may feel like your body is continually chilled to the bone. To help fight off the effects of the frigid weather on your body and your soul, Elements Massage suggests implementing hot stones into your regular massage therapy sessions.

10 Tips to Getting the Most From Your Massage

Oct 8, 2014 About Massage

When you make a commitment to routine massage therapy sessions, you’re committing to a lifestyle that is focused on overall health and wellness. To make sure that you’re getting the best massage every time, Elements Massage suggests adopting the following top ten tips to enhance your massage therapy experience.

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Massage, Stress, and Oxytocin

Sep 26, 2014 About Massage

Can stress kill you?  Watch this video and see a quick 3-minute summary of its effects, and see the role of oxytocin in your body's way of coping with stress.  And guess what?  We know that massage reduces stress.  As it turns out, it massage increases oxytocin levels in the body. 

Massage Therapy Mitigates Medication Side Effects

Jul 21, 2014 About Massage

As a highly active business owner, Diana Dannelly lives an always on-the-go type of lifestyle. She doesn’t have time to deal with the knots and stiffness that can occupy her body due to the side effects from a regular medicine that she needs to take. To manage the severe pain that she can experience from the buildup of muscle knots, Diana turns to regular monthly massages at Elements Massage San Mateo.

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Massage Is Therapy

Jun 7, 2014 About Massage

Massage is Therapy is an  acronym for...

  • Muscle tone improves
  • Assists lymph drainage
  • Softer more supple skin
  • Stimulates accupressure points
  • Alleviates stiffness & soreness
  • Greater flexibility
  • Eliminates toxins
  • Improves digestion
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Tension & stress release
  • Helps reduce fatigue
  • Enhances energy
  • Relieves pain
  • Activates body's healing powers
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Youthful vitality

 

Maximizing the Afterglow of Massage

May 6, 2014 About Massage

How often should you get a massage?  Here are some tips to keep in mind.  Also, whether getting a massage weekly, monthly or just every once in a while, the following 5 habits can maximize and extend the afterglow of treatment.

Muscle Fiber

May 5, 2014 About Massage

muscle fiber - /mus·cle/ (mus´'l) /fi·ber/ (fi´ber)

muscle fiber: any of the cells of skeletal or cardiac muscle tissue. Skeletal muscle fibers are cylindrical multinucleate cells containing contracting myofibrils, across which run transverse striations. Cardiac muscle fibers have one or sometimes two nuclei, contain myofibrils, and are separated from one another by an intercalated disk; although striated, cardiac muscle fibers branch to form an interlacing network.

Posted by - Anatomy in Motion (see photo)

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