Massage Therapy as Immune System Support

Aside from a balanced diet, taking part in regular exercise is key when you want to boost your immune system. But what else can you do to make your immune system stronger?

Ever tried massage therapy? Perhaps it’s time you did! Here’s why. Massage therapy releases the “feel-good” hormones to relax your body and give you a natural high. But it does more than that!

Research shows that individuals who undertake regular massage therapies enjoy healthier immune systems. That means whether or not you feel sick or tired, routine massage therapy will do you good.

Lets explore the potential benefits of massage therapy in boosting your immune system.

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Massage for Migraine Sufferers

It’s hard to attribute a single reason to be the cause of migraines. This is because you can develop migraines from something as simple as changing your environment. Plus, even after eating the wrong food. Or owing to complicated reasons like an abnormal brain structure besides a chemical imbalance.

To date, there’s no known cure for migraines. Even so, you can minimize the concern of throbbing pain by:

  • Removing stress and tension in your brain
  • Stimulating it to produce certain chemicals like serotonin through massage

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Assisted Stretching: Stretch Your Muscles and Your Massage Benefits

More than simply relaxing, massage can help rehabilitate sore muscles and assist in recovering from painful injuries. As part of a therapeutic massage, your massage therapist may use a technique called assisted stretching to add another layer to their muscle and tissue work.

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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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Aromatherapy Benefits: How Plant Oils Can Help You Heal

The next time you walk out of an aromatherapy appointment feeling refreshed, take a moment to thank a man named Avicenna.

Avicenna was a Persian physician, astronomer and thinker whose 11th-century work, The Canon of Medicine, served as the standard medical text well into the 1600s. He’s also credited with developing the distillation methods used in modern aromatherapy.

But how did aromatherapy come about? We’ll answer that question below and discuss some aromatherapy benefits in the process.

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How Often Should You Get a Facial?

While healthy skin requires a daily skin care regimen, there are some things you just can’t do every day. Take getting a facial, for example. Even if it could fit your budget, most skin care experts wouldn’t recommend getting one every day.

So this begs the question: “Well how often should I get a facial?”

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5 Essential Tips for Winter Skin Care

Winter is in full swing, bringing snow, ice, cold temperatures and dry, dry air.

All that cold and dryness isn’t good for your skin, which is why it’s important to take steps to care for your skin when winter comes. If you’re coming in for a series of spa treatments in Philadelphia, we’ll help you keep your skin looking radiant, but there are certain skin care practices you can do at home.

Here are five essential tips for winter skin care to get you through to the spring.

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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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