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Sit Back, Relax, and Meet the Deadline with a Workplace Massage Cushion

Sit Back, Relax, and Meet the Deadline with a Workplace Massage Cushion Many, if not most of us, spend more time that we would like to admit sitting in front of a computer screen with less-than-ideal posture. Sitting for hours on end, working in an office or at a desk can seem like a passive activity but in reality, poor posture and a sedentary lifestyle can actively strain the back. Without noticing, we can put our neck and back at risk of developing chronic aches and recurring tensions, which ultimately effect the way we look and feel overall. People try to alleviate the stress placed on the lower body and upper back from sitting at a desk all day in...

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Can Massage Therapy Help Improve Your Posture?

Can Massage Therapy Help Improve Your Posture? Most of us know that our posture could use some improving. The hours we spend sitting at desks, looking at computers and straining our necks reading on wireless devices has started taking its toll on our posture. Some experts suggest that when it comes to neck and back pain, poor posture is the number one culprit. Developing poor posture subtly puts your spine in misalignment, causing some muscles to work extraordinarily hard while other muscles which are not being used get increasingly weaker. Being hunched over also has consequences for other physiological mechanisms. Poor posture can cause you to exert undue pressure on your internal organs, negatively affecting processes like digestion, circulation and...

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Too Cold To Cope? Increase Body Temperature With Massage!

Too Cold To Cope? Increase Body Temperature With Massage! Those of us with a seemingly low body temperature most find ourselves cold in a room full of comfortable people. We may start shaking or shivering while waiting for the bus during the winter or get a cold simply from spending time in a highly air-conditioned area. Having an abnormally low body temperature can prevent you from doing the things you want to do, or perhaps make it difficult to enjoy being outdoors during Vancouver’s rainy months. One of the reasons experts cite for people with low body temperature is poor circulation. Those of us who experience poor circulation can start to lose feeling in limbs or extremities without warning when...

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Using Infrared Therapy Lamps as a Wellness Tool

Using Infrared Therapy Lamps as a Wellness Tool     Those who suffer from chronic back pain know the typical suggestions for dealing with it: exercise, stretching, medication, muscle relaxants, massage therapy etc. Oftentimes, one symptoms of muscle or joint pain is accompanied by several others, such as poor circulation, stiffness, restricted mobility and muscle spasms. It doesn’t take long to get frustrated with a sore and tense back that you start to view the daily pain as inevitable. But perhaps there is one more option available for consideration. Infrared therapy lamps use innovative wavelength technology to stimulate local circulation and provide temporary relief of muscle and joint pain. This technique, using therapeutic infrared heat to penetrate muscles and connective...

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The Healing Power of Acupressure Massage

Is Acupressure Massage the Answer to Your Problems? As we come to understand body as a complex, dynamic and interactive system, it becomes more apparent mental and physical well-being are intrinsically interdependent. The brain does not simply exist in the head, it extends down the body’s entire nervous system, making decisions based on the state of the entire body. This is why it is important to take care of the physical body in order to achieve optimal energy, sleep, digestion and emotional well-being. For centuries, the health benefits of acupuncture have been recognized and esteemed. Nearly everyone can improve their body’s functioning and promote natural self-healing with this practice. Acupuncture is a 3,000 year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine....

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