How often should you get a massage?

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Reprinted from whymassagetherapy.com, click link to view original source
September 1, 2009 by whymassagetherapy

“Without fail this is one of the most common questions I receive as a massage therapist. The truth is, though, how often you should get a massage treatment is very individual and doesn’t follow a set formula.

As a massage therapist, I am asked this question by every 9 clients out of 10.  There are several factors that I take into consideration, and these factors include, but aren’t limited to, the following:

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Address and Eliminate Adrenal Fatigue with Naturopathy

| Categorized: Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

Photo: Josh James, Flickr

Photo: Josh James, Flickr

Adrenal fatigue, also known as non-Addison’s hypoadrenia, sub-clinical hypoadrenia, neurasthenia, adrenal neurasthenia, and adrenal apathy, is a syndrome (a collection of signs and symptoms) that results when the functioning of the adrenal glands perform below the necessary level.  Adrenal fatigue is most commonly associated with stress, but can also emerge during or after chronic infections, particularly respiratory infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and the flu. (more…)

What’s wrong? How did it happen?

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So, there is an issue at hand, you’re experiencing discomfort. Do you know what you were doing when it started? How is it aggravated or triggered? The mechanics and the storyline help a massage therapist piece the puzzle together to establish the most effective treatment plan. While a treatment does have to allow the therapist to listen to body to a certain degree, the background information regarding an injury makes the message clearer. (more…)

Tennis Ball to the Rescue

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Maybe you’ve got painful ‘knots’ in your back and shoulders or a sore lower lumbar.  Or perhaps sore hamstrings or calves from a big walk or run.  And of course everyone can feel an achy tightness in the arches of their feet after a long day at work.  All this and there’s no one around to dutifully massage these hard to reach spots (or at least no one willing to).  The answer lies simply in the iconic tennis ball.

ballHere’s what you need:

-A tennis ball.

-A floor or wall.

-Gravity.

-Yourself.

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