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Prenatal Massage = Essential to Prenatal Care?

Prenatal Massage: is it Safe for Prenatal Care? Massage chair therapy is known to be successful in treating physical and emotional problems anywhere from indigestion to anxiety. The benefits of regular massage for one’s overall health and wellness are well documented. But is massage safe for everyone? Studies indicate that massage therapy, performed during pregnancy, can actually reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression and relieve muscle aches and joint pains. In addition, massage can improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Sounds amazing right? That’s because it is. Massage therapy has the unique ability to address various physical needs by integrating diverse therapeutic techniques. Relaxation massage, restorative techniques and intense Shiatsu techniques all work to release tensions built up throughout the day...

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Text Neck: What is it and Can Massage Help?

Text Neck: What is it and Can Massage Help? Spinal alignment may not be something you often think about but it could has something to do with your neck pain problems. Smartphones tablets, and other wireless devices are notorious for causing the neck to strain in ways we don’t often notice until it's too late. ‘Text neck’ is a term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from staring down at your cellphone, tablet, or other wireless devices for extended periods of time and far too often. It isn’t hard to believe that spending hours on end with your neck straining downwards would cause upper back muscle pain and acute neck tension. Depending on the frequency at which...

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Strengthen Your Core While You Check Your Email With the Hula Twister Fit!

Strengthen Your Core While You Check Your Email With the Hula Twister Fit! If you’ve been around the public parks and beaches in Vancouver you may have noticed a hula hoop dancing phenomena and perhaps even admired the flexibility, grace and suppleness of a skilled hula hoop dancer. You may have even pondered whether or not you would be able to learn such a skill. The movements of hula hoop dancing activate the central core of the body, creating heat in the abs and testing the flexibility of the hips. But how can you effortlessly build up a strong core with little time and limited energy? The freshly designed Hula Twitter Fit can help you achieve the strong abs and...

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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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