Posts by adelebeeman14

The Lab Rat Gets Petted: How Massage Works

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in Blog

— By John Cloud @JohnAshleyCloud — Not long ago, I was naked and lying face down on a table as a woman massaged me with oil. Soft music played in the background, and the lights were low. But it wasn’t as fun as it might sound: I was in a room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and something called a heparinized intravenous catheter (essentially a big needle) had been shoved into a vein in my left arm. I had to give blood twice before and six times after the massage — and I had to give two spit samples (one before, one after) into little tubes. (It’s harder than you...

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Baby Your Back – Tame The Pain With Massage

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 in Blog

— By Karrie Osborn — Anyone with recurring, unyielding back problems knows the beast that is called back pain. While most of us have experienced back pain that comes from overexertion or muscle pulls, the effects of back pain for many can be debilitating, excruciating, and life changing. Experts say back pain accounts for $100 billion in lost productivity and health-care costs each year and is one of the primary causes of work-related disability. Managing back pain can be a daunting and exhausting proposition. One natural avenue for finding relief is massage therapy. Whether...

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5 Ways Massage can Improve your Health

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 in Blog

Massage therapy can play an important role in your health regimen. Here are five ways massage may improve health and wellness 1. Lower stress. The long-term effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches. 2. Increase immune function. Medical research indicates that massage therapy can help boost immune system strength by increasing the activity level of the body’s natural “killer T cells,” which fight off viruses. 3. Boost mental health and wellness. Research suggests that symptoms...

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Chair Massage: Excursion into Pleasure

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 in Blog

— By Sean Eads — Originally published in Body Sense magazine, Spring/Summer 2004. Copyright 2004. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. You already know the pleasures and benefits of massage. Wouldn’t it be nice to experience this therapeutic touch more often to combat the rigors of daily stress? Quick (an average session lasts 15 to 30 minutes), inexpensive (usually costing $1 a minute), and found in a variety of locations, chair massage can do just that, and can easily turn a stressful morning into a calm, productive day. In Charge of Our Bodies David Palmer,...

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The Best Exercises You Can Legit Do at Your Desk

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Blog

By now you’ve likely heard a thing or two about the downsides of a desk job. But we get it: Not everyone can have a standing desk or squeeze in a bodyweight workout every day. That’s where this desk exercise routine comes in. Think of it as a happy medium between sitting for eight hours and hitting the gym when you just. don’t. have. time. We tapped Lauren Williams, certified trainer at Tone House in New York City, to come up with a creative workout that will get the blood flowing—without making you sweaty. So throw off your jacket and get started with the moves below. How...

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