Mindfulness and Massage

Many people associate getting a massage with emptying your mind to enjoy a total state of relaxation. Emptying one’s mind is not always as easy as it sounds, though, even when experiencing a relaxing massage.

Why is that?

Your mind simply isn’t designed to be empty. If you try to think about absolutely nothing, you are likely to experience all sorts of random thoughts that aren’t conducive to relaxation at all.

However if you practice mindfulness during your massage, you are likely to enjoy a much more therapeutic experience.

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Self-Care During Covid: 4 Easy Take-Aways

Remote work. Social distancing. Virtual learning for kids out of school. Things are pretty topsy-turvy and stressful right now. It makes it hard to even think about self-care. But even the CDC, aka the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says that “now is the best time to carve out some ‘me’ time” to help you cope with life during a pandemic.

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What is a Deep Tissue Massage?

Massage is an art form, and like any art form, there are different branches. Painting has its realists and cubists, poetry has sonnets, haikus and limericks and the massage world has Swedish, sports, maternity and deep tissue massage.

It’s one of the most popular and beneficial types of massage. In this blog post, we’ll explore how deep tissue massages work and how they can make you feel better.

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How to Cope with Stress During the Holidays

It’s something we hear all the time when clients come in for a pre-holiday massage.

Us: All ready for the holidays?

Them: Ugh! I wish!

For a time of year that’s ostensibly about celebration and feelings of good will, the stretch between Thanksgiving and the New Year can feel awful demanding. We need to shop, cook, clean, travel, socialize and welcome guests, all while still handling day-to-day life.

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What is a Swedish Massage?

We’ve written quite a bit on this blog about the benefits of a good massage, how it can alleviate back pain, lessen depression and anxiety, and help us recover from our workouts.

But not all massages are the same. There’s deep tissue massage, for example, for people who are experienced massage goers, and things like hot stone massage, where a masseuse uses intense heat to help release tension.

And then there’s Swedish massage, perhaps the most popular member of the massage family.

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Make a Spa Massage Your New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s resolutions can seem like chores.

“I’m going to have fruit for dessert!”

“I’m going to get up every day at 6 a.m. and run three miles!”

“Enough of these thrillers, this is the year I read Moby Dick!”

Thinking about our resolutions can seem like climbing a mountain with a couch on your back. But there’s on resolution you can make that’s both easy to do, and enjoyable.

It goes like this: “I resolve to get a regular massage in 2017.”

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Benefits of a Maternity Massage in Philadelphia

Massage has a long history of helping people relieve stress, and few things are as stressful as the prospect of giving birth.

That’s why a maternity massage can be so useful for expectant mothers. If you’re curious about getting a maternity massage in Philadelphia, read on to find out some of the benefits.

A maternity massage:

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The Benefits of a Sports Massage

Playing a sport can be invigorating. It can also be exhausting. Even if you’re not injured, your body needs to recover from that level of exertion. That’s where a sports massage can help.

A proper sports massage can reduce muscle tension, help you monitor your muscle tone, promote relaxation, improve your performance and even prevent injuries.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of a sports massage, both on the body and on the mind.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Massage

Philadelphia spa massageIt’s hard to imagine getting a massage that wasn’t relaxing. Still, getting the most out of your massage is a two-way street. Your massage therapist needs to do their job, but you have steps you can take as well.

Here are some things you can do to get the most out of your next massage:

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5 Reasons to Get a Massage in Philadelphia This Summer

summerassage in PhiladelphiaIt’s summertime! Time to kick back and relax!

What’s that? You’re don’t feel chilled out?

It’s not surprising. Stress, exertion, and all the other things that leave us feeling tense don’t take holidays. That’s why you should consider getting a massage in Philadelphia this summer. Here are five reasons why it can help:

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