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Have you been wondering if a massage has to hurt to be effective?

If so, you are not alone. Many people believe that a massage has to hurt in order to be effective. Well it doesn’t! You’ll be happy to hear that the saying, “No pain, no gain” doesn’t apply to massage therapy. Sometimes the most effective massages are the ones that don’t cause you any pain. Something

Daily Quick Stretching!

Having a good stretch once or twice a day feels good and can help prevent injuries (flexible muscles can do more), improve your posture (and as a result help with back pain), increase blood and nutrients to your muscles, and help you to feel less stressed. Here’s what I do: Spinal Stretch – lie on

Try Massage or Yoga Before Pills for Back Pain, Physicians Say

02/21/2017 New guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommend trying exercise, yoga, or massage before medication for acute low-back pain. The guidelines were published online on February 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. NPR reports that researchers analyzed more than 150 studies looking at what works and what doesn’t when it comes to low-back pain. ACP

What is Personal Injury Protection?

Personal Injury Protection is coverage under your auto insurance policy that will pay your medical bills, wage loss and household services immediately after your accident. PIP Benefits: • PIP pays medical bills for 3 years or $10,000.00 (or more depending on your policy). • PIP pays a portion of your lost income for missing work after

Massage ~ Complementary Therapy

Massage is considered a type of complementary therapy. Complementary therapies aim to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease. They are used together with conventional or mainstream medicine. While massage doesn’t treat the cancer itself, it may help reduce the side effects caused by conventional treatments and improve quality of life and

How Often Should You Get a Massage?

Every day! Well, maybe that’s not practical, even though it would be nice. This is one of the most common questions clients ask about massage therapy, and it really all depends on WHY you get massages. Do you get massages for health benefits? Or, to help you relax and handle the stress of everyday life?

Exercise is Better with Massage

From beginner athletes to elite professionals, massage therapy has shown to have major benefits regardless of the participant’s fitness level. Athletes seeking enhanced performance, improved conditioning, faster recovery , injury prevention and assistance in maintaining peak fitness can benefit from massage therapy. Massage has been shown to have myriad positive effects including: • Reducing muscle tension

Sore Throat / Cold Remedy

Mix hot water, 2 TBLS of honey, 2 TBLS vinegar, 2 TBLS lemon juice and a dash of cinnamon. Mix well and drink, you’ll fell better within hours!

Massage & Cardiovascular Health

Massage therapy can have a long lasting impact on your overall health. Regular massage therapy from a qualified massage therapist not only can make you feel better, but according to research, it can also help lower your blood pressure and improve your cardiovascular health. A recent study done by the International Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that regular

Best in Business 2016 – Self Balance Massage

Today the Vancouver Business Journal published their annual list of the “Best in Business” for 2016.  We are happy to announce that Self Balance Massage was named “Best in Business” for Massage Therapy! We would like to thank all of our team members for helping us achieve this honor, and especially all of our massage clients,

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