Massages Therapy for Health and Wellbeing

Massage Therapy promotes healing and relaxation in the body. There are many benefits we would like to share with you.

How to Fall Asleep in Under 1 Minute

When it’s time to fall asleep, sometimes it can be difficult to clear the clutter from our minds allowing sleep to come, but according to Dr. Andrew Weil, it can be as easy as breathing. Dr. Weil says that a relaxing breathing exercise can help calm the mind in preparation for …

Post by Serenity Massage on August 30, 2016

How to fall asleep
How to fall asleep

How to Fall Asleep in Under 1 Minute

When it’s time to fall asleep, sometimes it can be difficult to clear the clutter from our minds allowing sleep to come, but according to Dr. Andrew Weil, it can be as easy as breathing. Dr. Weil says that a relaxing breathing exercise can help calm the mind in preparation for …

Post by Serenity Massage on August 30, 2016

10 Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

Drinking enough water is important for our bodies as they are made up of about 70% water. We often hear it is recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Another way to calculate how much water to drink is to take your body weight and divide it by 2 which equals …

Post by Serenity Massage on July 1, 2016

10 Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

Drinking enough water is important for our bodies as they are made up of about 70% water. We often hear it is recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Another way to calculate how much water to drink is to take your body weight and divide it by 2 which equals …

Post by Serenity Massage on July 1, 2016

5 Health Benefits of Taking a Power Nap

If you’re sleep deprived or just looking for a way to relax, you might be thinking about taking a power nap. Napping at the wrong time of day or for too long can backfire. Understand how to get the most out of a nap. Here are five benefits of taking …

Post by Serenity Massage on June 17, 2016

massage for power nap
massage for power nap

5 Health Benefits of Taking a Power Nap

If you’re sleep deprived or just looking for a way to relax, you might be thinking about taking a power nap. Napping at the wrong time of day or for too long can backfire. Understand how to get the most out of a nap. Here are five benefits of taking …

Post by Serenity Massage on June 17, 2016

Self-Care Between Massage Sessions

Stretch. If you are getting massage for pain and discomfort, stretching is essential for you. Frequency is more important than length of a stretching session. Try setting a reminder on your computer or phone to stretch for 2 minutes every hour or 5 minutes every two hours. Stretch whatever feels tight …

Post by Serenity Massage on May 24, 2016

Self-Care
Self-Care

Self-Care Between Massage Sessions

Stretch. If you are getting massage for pain and discomfort, stretching is essential for you. Frequency is more important than length of a stretching session. Try setting a reminder on your computer or phone to stretch for 2 minutes every hour or 5 minutes every two hours. Stretch whatever feels tight …

Post by Serenity Massage on May 24, 2016

5 Tips for Relieving Strain at Your Desk

By following these healthy tips, you can relieve unnecessary strain while sitting or standing at your desk. Eliminate Repetitive Movements. Consider eliminating some of the repetitiveness of your work to relieve strain while at your desk. Can you rotate jobs with your fellow workers? Combined with better workplace design, this …

Post by Serenity Massage on May 12, 2016

Relieve Strain
Relieve Strain

5 Tips for Relieving Strain at Your Desk

By following these healthy tips, you can relieve unnecessary strain while sitting or standing at your desk. Eliminate Repetitive Movements. Consider eliminating some of the repetitiveness of your work to relieve strain while at your desk. Can you rotate jobs with your fellow workers? Combined with better workplace design, this …

Post by Serenity Massage on May 12, 2016

Ice or Heat?

Why Cool?  Ice constricts blood vessels, which numbs pain and relieves inflammation. Why Heat?  Heat increases blood flow, which relieves tight muscles and relieves aching joints. Ice and heat are easy, natural, affordable ways to relieve pain. Contrast therapy, also known as “hot/cold therapy”, is a form of treatment where you ice …

Post by Serenity Massage on April 28, 2016

Ice or Heat?

Why Cool?  Ice constricts blood vessels, which numbs pain and relieves inflammation. Why Heat?  Heat increases blood flow, which relieves tight muscles and relieves aching joints. Ice and heat are easy, natural, affordable ways to relieve pain. Contrast therapy, also known as “hot/cold therapy”, is a form of treatment where you ice …

Post by Serenity Massage on April 28, 2016

5 Tips to Save Your Back

Massage therapy can help with posture by stretching shortened muscles and fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles and other tissues), freeing movement around the joints, and relieving muscle contractions that can pull you out of alignment. Here are some tips to help protect your back. Distribute Weight Evenly. …

Post by Serenity Massage on April 13, 2016

Back Massage
Back Massage

5 Tips to Save Your Back

Massage therapy can help with posture by stretching shortened muscles and fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles and other tissues), freeing movement around the joints, and relieving muscle contractions that can pull you out of alignment. Here are some tips to help protect your back. Distribute Weight Evenly. …

Post by Serenity Massage on April 13, 2016

What is Included During my Massage Session?

Often times people ask, “What is included during my massage session?” A massage session at Essential Body Wellness includes time for you to dress/undress and time to communicate with the therapist to customize your massage. This is done to ensure every massage session you receive meets and/or exceeds your expectations. What makes us …

Post by Serenity Massage on March 9, 2016

What is Included During my Massage Session?

Often times people ask, “What is included during my massage session?” A massage session at Essential Body Wellness includes time for you to dress/undress and time to communicate with the therapist to customize your massage. This is done to ensure every massage session you receive meets and/or exceeds your expectations. What makes us …

Post by Serenity Massage on March 9, 2016

5 Tips to Save Your Neck and Shoulders While Sitting at the Computer

If you have pain or discomfort in your neck and shoulders, try these tips to reduce pain and prevent possible injury. Try them all and see which ones you like, then focus on them for a week or two until they become habit. After mastering those, you may want to …

Post by Serenity Massage on February 9, 2016

5 Tips to Save Your Neck and Shoulders While Sitting at the Computer

If you have pain or discomfort in your neck and shoulders, try these tips to reduce pain and prevent possible injury. Try them all and see which ones you like, then focus on them for a week or two until they become habit. After mastering those, you may want to …

Post by Serenity Massage on February 9, 2016

Can Massage Therapy Help Prevent a Cold or Flu?

Nothing is worse than suffering from a cold or the flu. Once you feel a tickle in your throat or the first sniffle of congestion, it’s probably too late. Symptoms of the flu or a cold can emerge 1 to 4 days after you’ve been exposed to the virus. Sleep. …

Post by Serenity Massage on February 1, 2016

Can Massage Therapy Help Prevent a Cold or Flu?

Nothing is worse than suffering from a cold or the flu. Once you feel a tickle in your throat or the first sniffle of congestion, it’s probably too late. Symptoms of the flu or a cold can emerge 1 to 4 days after you’ve been exposed to the virus. Sleep. …

Post by Serenity Massage on February 1, 2016

5 Easy Ways to Relax

The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed with stress remember to take several deep breaths to help you relax. There are plenty of quick, easy ways to de-stress no matter where you are. Use Your Imagination. When life gets overwhelming, relax and close your eyes for a few seconds and imagine …

Post by Serenity Massage on January 4, 2016

5 Easy Ways to Relax

The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed with stress remember to take several deep breaths to help you relax. There are plenty of quick, easy ways to de-stress no matter where you are. Use Your Imagination. When life gets overwhelming, relax and close your eyes for a few seconds and imagine …

Post by Serenity Massage on January 4, 2016

Massage Therapy for Wellness

Growing research supports the health benefits of massage for wellness to help treat conditions such as stress, headaches, hip soreness, low-back pain and more. Regular massage therapy has been shown to reduce stress and the physical symptoms like insomnia and anxiety. For example, studies have shown that stress diminishes the immune system’s ability to fight off infections such …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage therapy for wellness
Massage therapy for wellness

Massage Therapy for Wellness

Growing research supports the health benefits of massage for wellness to help treat conditions such as stress, headaches, hip soreness, low-back pain and more. Regular massage therapy has been shown to reduce stress and the physical symptoms like insomnia and anxiety. For example, studies have shown that stress diminishes the immune system’s ability to fight off infections such …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage Therapy for Athletes

Millions of people around the world play sports and exercise, from the elite professional athlete to the novice just starting a walking program for general health and wellness benefits.  Exercise is recommended for everyone. Sports massage is not meant to be a relaxing massage and can become quite vigorous at …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage therapy for athletes
Massage therapy for athletes

Massage Therapy for Athletes

Millions of people around the world play sports and exercise, from the elite professional athlete to the novice just starting a walking program for general health and wellness benefits.  Exercise is recommended for everyone. Sports massage is not meant to be a relaxing massage and can become quite vigorous at …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Does severe shoulder pain interrupt your sleep at night?  Are you unable to lie on the affected side?  Do you experience muscle spasms throughout the day? Massage therapy can help with these shoulder pain symptoms.  Regular massage treatment sessions will help relieve muscle cramping, reduce shoulder/neck pain and tightness, help reduce frequency …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage therapy for shoulder pain
Massage therapy for shoulder pain

Massage Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Does severe shoulder pain interrupt your sleep at night?  Are you unable to lie on the affected side?  Do you experience muscle spasms throughout the day? Massage therapy can help with these shoulder pain symptoms.  Regular massage treatment sessions will help relieve muscle cramping, reduce shoulder/neck pain and tightness, help reduce frequency …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage Therapy for Relaxation

This style of massage combines long, gliding strokes, kneading of individual muscles, and friction techniques. It uses a firm, but gentle pressure to improve circulation, ease muscle aches, improve flexibility, and facilitates relaxation. Relaxation massage decreases the amount of stress hormones in the body, leaving clients feeling completely relaxed and rested, even after …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage therapy for relaxation
Massage therapy for relaxation

Massage Therapy for Relaxation

This style of massage combines long, gliding strokes, kneading of individual muscles, and friction techniques. It uses a firm, but gentle pressure to improve circulation, ease muscle aches, improve flexibility, and facilitates relaxation. Relaxation massage decreases the amount of stress hormones in the body, leaving clients feeling completely relaxed and rested, even after …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage Therapy for Rehabilitation

Medical massage focuses treatment on specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. During a medical massage we may use a variety of modalities such as Deep Tissue massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Contemporary Cupping Therapy, Hydrotherapy, and more. This type of massage is designed to treat …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage therapy for rehabilitation
Massage therapy for rehabilitation

Massage Therapy for Rehabilitation

Medical massage focuses treatment on specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. During a medical massage we may use a variety of modalities such as Deep Tissue massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Contemporary Cupping Therapy, Hydrotherapy, and more. This type of massage is designed to treat …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage Therapy for Neck Pain

Neck pain can also be caused by other structures surrounding the upper body that can become strained or inflamed. A combination of medical massage (targeting specific muscles) and cupping therapy (lifting connective tissue) is often an effective treatment for pain. If you have pain or discomfort in your neck and shoulders …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

deep-tissue-massage
deep-tissue-massage

Massage Therapy for Neck Pain

Neck pain can also be caused by other structures surrounding the upper body that can become strained or inflamed. A combination of medical massage (targeting specific muscles) and cupping therapy (lifting connective tissue) is often an effective treatment for pain. If you have pain or discomfort in your neck and shoulders …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage Therapy for Knee Pain

Your knees bear the total weight of your body. When they hurt, it can make getting around difficult. Knee pain does not always come from the joints in the knee, but rather the muscles and tissue that surround the knee. Manipulation of the tissue sometimes can relieve knee pain. However, …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage therapy for knee pain
Massage therapy for knee pain

Massage Therapy for Knee Pain

Your knees bear the total weight of your body. When they hurt, it can make getting around difficult. Knee pain does not always come from the joints in the knee, but rather the muscles and tissue that surround the knee. Manipulation of the tissue sometimes can relieve knee pain. However, …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage Therapy for Injuries

Massage therapy encourages circulatory movement and relaxes tight muscles. It also helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into surrounding tissues and vital organs. This allows the injured area(s) to become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate. Regular exercise increases muscular endurance and strength, improves flexibility, respiratory function and enhances …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage therapy for injuries
Massage therapy for injuries

Massage Therapy for Injuries

Massage therapy encourages circulatory movement and relaxes tight muscles. It also helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into surrounding tissues and vital organs. This allows the injured area(s) to become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate. Regular exercise increases muscular endurance and strength, improves flexibility, respiratory function and enhances …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage Therapy for Hip Pain

Muscles can be so tight in the hip region that they present as symptoms of Sciatica. Your hips possess four groups of hip joint muscles that work together to allow movement — gluteal, lateral, abductor and iliopsoas. The muscles involved are known as the lateral rotators, or the “deep six.” These …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage therapy for hip pain
Massage therapy for hip pain

Massage Therapy for Hip Pain

Muscles can be so tight in the hip region that they present as symptoms of Sciatica. Your hips possess four groups of hip joint muscles that work together to allow movement — gluteal, lateral, abductor and iliopsoas. The muscles involved are known as the lateral rotators, or the “deep six.” These …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage Therapy for Foot & Ankle Pain

Massage therapy in conjunction with Cupping Therapy can be effective in treating foot and ankle pain. As pain subsides, deeper techniques can be incorporated to help loosen the calf and shin muscles and improve range of motion. There is a thick connective tissue that runs the entire length of the …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage therapy for foot ankle pain
Massage therapy for foot ankle pain

Massage Therapy for Foot & Ankle Pain

Massage therapy in conjunction with Cupping Therapy can be effective in treating foot and ankle pain. As pain subsides, deeper techniques can be incorporated to help loosen the calf and shin muscles and improve range of motion. There is a thick connective tissue that runs the entire length of the …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage Therapy for Back Pain

Massage therapy can help your posture by stretching shortened muscles and fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles and other tissues), helping the joints move more feely, and relieving muscle contractions that can pull your body out of alignment. Massage therapy is becoming more commonly accepted in the medical community …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage therapy for back pain
Massage therapy for back pain

Massage Therapy for Back Pain

Massage therapy can help your posture by stretching shortened muscles and fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles and other tissues), helping the joints move more feely, and relieving muscle contractions that can pull your body out of alignment. Massage therapy is becoming more commonly accepted in the medical community …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage Therapy for Elbow Pain

There are other structures surrounding the elbow that can become strained and/or inflamed, but tendons and muscles cause the most troublesome problems. Pain felt on the lateral (outside) or medial (inside) side of the elbow is usually caused by tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.  A combination of deep tissue massage …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Massage therapy for elbow pain
Massage therapy for elbow pain

Massage Therapy for Elbow Pain

There are other structures surrounding the elbow that can become strained and/or inflamed, but tendons and muscles cause the most troublesome problems. Pain felt on the lateral (outside) or medial (inside) side of the elbow is usually caused by tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.  A combination of deep tissue massage …

Post by Serenity Massage on November 20, 2015

Enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic massage to ease muscle aches and pains.

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