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Did you know? #23

...without trust and sympathy nothing is going to work

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In many types of massage the body contact between you and the massage therapist is extremely tight... this needs trust and symphaty.
Therefore look closely at the salon before. Among other things, a professional studio recognizes that masseurs have recognized certificates, that they value privacy and that hygiene and cleanliness play an important role.
Talk to the therapists, let them show you everything and then decide if you feel good. Because only then you can really relax and do something good for you and your body.

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Did you know? #20

... the benefits of massage?

  • Helps to improve and increase systemic circulation throughout the body
  • Helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the cells
  • Increases lymphatic flow that helps to remove toxins from the body
  • Increases venous flow towards the heart
  • Reduces stress by relaxing muscles
  • Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, the part of the nervous system responsible for bringing the body to a state of relaxation
  • Increases serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, hormones responsible for regulating moods i.e. great for alleviating depression
  • Increases range of motion in joints

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Did you know? #19

If you've been chilly

Your posture changes in the winter when it gets cold, because you hunch up your shoulders to your ears. It’s instinct. During those months, chances are you come to us carrying stress on top of your shoulders and around the neck, and we know why.

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Did you know? #18

... massage should not be performed during:

  • High fever as it can exacerbate the condition
  • A cause of pain whether locally or throughout the body is unknown
  • Areas of recent strains or sprains
  • Consumption of heavy alcohol or drug abuse
  • First trimester of pregnancy
  • Areas of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) or thrombosis

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Did you know? #17

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When your job is taking a physical toll

Sometimes we see house painters who have predictable indents on both of their shins from leaning against a ladder eight hours a day. Another example: dentists. They have to work in a crooked position all day, so they typically carry their stress on the side of the table they work from.

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Did you know? #16

If you traveled recently

We’re a touch-phobic society. If you spent hours in an airplane, especially with a seatmate who took from your space, you likely sat on only one of your glute muscles and curled yourself away. Your strained spots will have a twisted pattern, caused by a lot of pressure on one side. Likewise, if you have significant stress in your neck, we’ll guess you fell asleep without a pillow, likely hanging your head for hours.

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Did you know? #15

If you're dehydrated

We can always tell if you haven’t been keeping up with your daily eight glasses of water. Trigger points in the upper back will be more tender when you’re dehydrated. Drink up, especially on massage day.

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Did you know? #14

That you're a textaholic

If we rub your shoulders, and you tell us it hurts or it’s tight, we wonder how much you’ve been texting. It’s easy to forget how long you hold your head in that downward position, but be sure to look up and stretch every so often, because that prolonged posture will cost you dysfunction and imbalance in the shoulders.

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Did you know? #13

That you work at a computer

You’ll have a forward roll of the shoulders from looking at that monitor all day, and your back will be strained from remaining still for hours. An easy fix: quick stretches at your desk. Tense your shoulders up around your ears, squeeze for five to ten seconds, then drop and let gravity pull down your shoulders. Or, rotate in your chair like you’re driving a car in reverse, and hold for a count of ten. Believe us, it will make a difference.

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Did you know? #12

If you're prone to low back pain

We’ll know even if you don’t say so. When you lay on the table, we’ll check to see if one hip is higher than the other. That type of misalignment is caused by tightness in the low back, a result of prolonged sitting or poor posture, and usually results in pain. When you’re on your back, we’ll also see how much space is between the table and your low back. Sometimes too much belly weight can cause the stressed gap, which may also lead to aching.

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