Diabetes and massage therapy

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Can massage be helpful to diabetes patients? There haven’t been enough studies about massage therapy on diabetes patients. But the list of benefits of massage may be interesting for diabetics. Benefits include: increasing circulation, bringing more oxygen to cells, releasing stiffness, reducing stress, helping soreness and more. What the benefits of massage mean to diabetics Let’s […]

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Massage Therapy Techniques & Their Benefits

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There are over 250 different Massage Therapy Techniques! The ancient tradition claims to cure it all: stiff joints, anxiety, and even diabetes! So now let’s examine our favorite five massage therapy techniques and their benefits. What is massage therapy? Northwestern Health Sciences University describes massage therapy as “manual manipulation of soft body tissues to enhance a person’s well-being. […]

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Fascia. What is it? What’s the deal?

Before I talk about fascia – let me start off by saying I’m a baby boomer who is a Type A to boot. This means I love patchouli, I leave dandelions in my yard for the bees, and I am known for being an unstoppable force who almost never sits down. Except at work. Since I […]

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Inflammation issues?

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Reduce inflammation If there is anything the health and fitness industry has been raving about in the past couple of years, it’s inflammation and how it is the second most dangerous thing in the world, right after sharks getting caught up in a tornado, I guess. No, inflammation is not always good for you, but […]

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Benefits of Pre-Workout Percussive Massage

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Pre-workout massage can do so much for athletes like you. But most people think of massage as a post-workout activity, to recover and relieve sore muscles. While percussive massage does, of course, optimize recovery, it’s also incredibly effective in loosening up muscles and ligaments, and getting the blood flowing PRIOR to your run or workout. […]

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Recovery Musts for Runners

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  Three RECOVERY MUSTS for Runners You may be training for your first 5K, or a half marathon or even a full. Or perhaps you simply enjoy running for exercise and all of the health and fitness benefits that come with it. Whatever your goals are, if you are a “runner” in any capacity, you need […]

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5 things to know about stress

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Whether you’re British royalty or a neighborhood barber, you probably know more about stress than you’d like. But this is one case where knowing is at least part of the battle. The more you learn about stress, the better equipped you’ll be to handle anxious feelings. Here are five things everyone should know about stress: […]

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What is Self-Care and Why Do I Need It?

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Wikipedia definition of Self-Care: The maintenance of one’s personal well-being and health. Self-Care has become a bit of a buzz term of late, but what is it exactly? According to Harvard Health, self-care means paying attention to and supporting one’s own physical and mental health. It is also a big part of treatment for many physical and […]

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2018 Fitness Trends – Recovery and Mobility

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Recovery, mobility and restoration are critical components of your members’ fitness regimens. If executed correctly, recovery has a direct impact on performance and the overall results of any training program, and successful, healthy members translates to an increased revenue stream for you. Plus, it’s surfacing as one of the top fitness trends for 2018. If […]

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