Category Archives: Massage and Health

Therapeutic massage as it relates to health, citing research, published studies, articles, and statistics.

Pregnant Women’s Massage: Why Everything You Thought You Knew Is Wrong

Practically everyone in North America today knows who Oprah is.  And New Jersey’s own Dr. Oz.  “How exactly is this relevant?”, you’re surely wondering aloud by now. With the introduction of these familiar household names, we associate yoga, alternative medicine, … Continue reading

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Safe Touch, Unsafe Touch, and Confusion: Why Children May Be Receiving The Wrong Signals

Pediatric Massage Therapists must be  more aware of personal boundaries than  LMTs practicing on most other client populations.  Of course, working on babies, kids, and adolescents, is challenging.     Compound that with the real specter of child abuse, and you can … Continue reading

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Should A Massage Therapy Session Hurt?

Authored by: D Alban NEW YORK. (February 21, 2017) —  Should a massage hurt?  Short answer: no; slightly longer answer: it depends on your personal pain tolerance, modality and massage style, condition of health, and session goals,  but never beyond … Continue reading

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Feeling The Burn: Vigorous Exercise And Lactic Acid A Now-Disproven Theory That Just Won’t Go Away

Are you feeling the burn? No; this isn’t going to be a political ad; “feeling the Bern” isn’t quite what we’re discussing here today. This isn’t about politics but rather basic biochemistry, often misunderstood, often mistaught, and affects every person … Continue reading

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Couples Massage And Further Study: Could Having Sessions Together Be Demonstrated To Have Synergistic, Rather Than Additive, Effects?

Couples Massage is definitely a term that has finally become a bit more widely known as of late.  It’s definitely a contemporary term, jargon for fast-paced-urban-living-service-oriented life in  the 2010s. One thing that most couples can agree on is that … Continue reading

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Dealing With The Bleak Coldness of Winter: Couples Massage By The Fireplace Is The Answer

As many former New Yorkers and New Jerseyans (now Floridians, Nevadans, and Arizonians) have told me, the winters here are just unbearable.  And truthfully, I didn’t need them to tell me.  I live here.  And unlike those one-way-migrating buddies, I … Continue reading

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Massage Gift Certificates: Let Relatives Know It’s What You Really Want!

This time of year, we’re all trying to find the perfect gift for everyone else.  And of course, our loved ones are trying to do the same for one another, and for us as well.  It’s truly a great tradition … Continue reading

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Post-natal Massage: Helping to Restore Your Flatter Tummy

Most women who have had their first child are very disappointed at the (lack of)  speed with which their stomach returns to ‘normal’.  In a normal situation, the stomach starts to flatten  after a couple of weeks, and becomes practically … Continue reading

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Massage Therapist as First-Line Health Advocate: Trained in Observing Signs of Pathology, Therapists Notice And Report Health Issues Before Anyone

Massage Therapists, whether employed in a spa setting, or working with a mobile company like ours, are an invaluable part of your health care team.  Chances are, if you are a regular massage therapy client, you see the massage therapist … Continue reading

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Massage For Children: Fostering Assertiveness Through Client Empowerment

Being assertive means being fully capable of  expressing one’s feelings, thoughts,  and needs directly, openly and honestly, asserting one’s rights, in a manner which is yet respectful of others. (Lloyd, 1998)  As a Massage Therapist who works with children, I … Continue reading

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