Strategies for Coping with Caregiver Stress.

What happens when a family member falls ill, and you find yourself taking on the role of caregiver? There are many circumstances under which we may find ourselves in the role of caregiver for a sick family member. Your life can change overnight, and everything can be thrown in to chaos. Adding to the stress … Continue reading Strategies for Coping with Caregiver Stress.

Do You Need a Massage?

My professional association,  ABMP (Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals) puts out a great publication for massage clients. The Spring 2015 edition has a great article starting on page 9, titled "Yes! You Need a Massage." The author discusses why massage can be beneficial even when you aren't in pain: "We automatically schedule routine maintenance for our cars, … Continue reading Do You Need a Massage?

How Often Should I Get a Massage?

That depends on the reason you are getting massage. Are you pampering yourself? That’s awesome! Get a massage however often you feel like it! Lots of people think massage is just a luxury, but is it more than pampering? Massage research can be tricky. One type of well-respected research is double-blinded, meaning that neither the … Continue reading How Often Should I Get a Massage?

4 Great Reasons to Add Aromatherapy to Your Next Massage

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils (aromatic substances distilled from plants). Essential oils are commonly blended into massage oil or used in room diffusers. Here are a few reasons to add aromatherapy to your next massage: Massage can reduce stress, help with anxiety and depression, alleviate pain, and enhance the quality of sleep. … Continue reading 4 Great Reasons to Add Aromatherapy to Your Next Massage