In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Each of us has a secret source of energy. You can’t hold it in your hand or see it in a book. Most mysteriously, it can boost your energy, mood and motivation without you even knowing it.
It’s a smell. Not just any smell, but a... Read more
When it comes to losing weight or making healthy choices, you probably think that it takes hours at a gym plus long nights preparing and planning nutritious meals. What you may not realize is that quick and easy changes can really improve your immedi... Read more
Just got a professional massage yesterday. First one ever. Swedish. Unbelievable relaxation. Took me out of my daily chaos and melted me right into the table. Sound faded into a shadowy haze. Muscles reawakened. Ability to speak--gone.
In... Read more
It's common sense that a hug at a stressful time, a handshake after an important meeting or just cuddling at the end of the day help us relax, leaving behind negativity and worry. Now researchers are investigating whether this feel-good energ... Read more
I am a massage therapist. It is hard, physical work. I think I'm burning too many calories for a "lightly active" setting because I'm now exhausted on the days I work. I'm logging it as Tai Chi #exercise to see if that helps.... Read more
Random question... Do any of you get massages? And if so how many a year? I get a slight discount and am going to try and get them once a month for my back and knees.... Hopping it will help!... Read more
Very productive. Had a massage and got my nails done. Did some walking and made me healthy lunch ( homemade chicken, asparagus, mushroom and tortilini Alfredo) right before another 8 hours. Ready for this 8 day stretch to be over #NurseLife... Read more
Massage therapists and/or nurses! For months I've been feeling what I think is a pinched nerve in my upper right arm when I lift weights, or even move my arm. It doesn't "hurt" but it's annoying and definitely feels pinched. I do stretch! Advice?... Read more
Massage is not always a luxury...Massage is a manual therapy that manipulates the soft tissues and decreases muscle tension, pain, stress and depression.However, when posing the question, "What is massage?" it is common to hear the following replies:... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
What do you think of when you hear the word "massage"? Does it conjure up thoughts of a day out with your girlfriend at a swanky spa? Unlike days gone by, massages are becoming quite popular among athletes and non-athletes alike. Until this past Jul... Read more
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