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For many, daily life is filled with long hours at work, stressful deadlines, appointments, countless errands that need to be completed, and grueling workouts. Although these tasks are critical for improving yourself and providing the lifestyle that you deserve, they can be a drain on your mind and body and even cause physical ailments when left unattended. That's why it’s so important to unplug and relax once in a while. Taking a vacation can be a break from these everyday stresses, and can provide a refreshed mindset you can take back to your everyday life. While sitting on the beach and...more
As an expectant mother, you're likely focused on providing the best environment that you can for your baby to grow. You’re probably also researching how to navigate your pregnancy in the healthiest ways. While certain choices like not smoking or drinking alcohol during pregnancy are well-known, another factor that has recently come to attention for many mothers and scientists is the impact stress can have on the body during pregnancy. One way to relieve stress during pregnancy is through prenatal massage. Learn more about this type of massage, and contact Vita Wellness today to set up your...more
What kind of massage client are you? Do you make an appointment after someone has given you a massage gift certificate? Do you try to get in every now and then for a stress-relieving tune-up? Or do you see your therapist religiously--once a week, every three weeks, once a month?
While getting a massage--regardless of how often--is incredibly beneficial to your body and mind, getting frequent massage treatments is even more powerful as a healthcare ally.
"People who get massage regularly demonstrate a reduction in pain and muscular tension and an improvement in posture," says...more
Physician and holistic health pioneer Rachel Naomi Remen once confessed that as a pediatric intern she was an unrepentant baby kisser, often smooching her little patients as she made her rounds at the hospital. She did this when no one was looking because she sensed her colleagues would frown on her behavior, even though she couldn't think of a single reason not to do it.
The lack of basic human contact in our high-tech medical system reflects a larger social ill that has only recently started to get some attention--touch deprivation. The cultural landscape is puzzling. On the one...more
Massage just isn't what it used to be. It's no longer a treat reserved for special occasions, trips to fancy spas, or a girl's weekend. In today’s world, massage serves as prevention and recovery for stress, injury and overall health. As such, we’re excited to see that men are incorporating it into their wellness routines more than ever. If you’ve yet to experience the benefits,, here are a few ways massage might serve...more
Aromatherapy, a process utilizing the purest essence of a plant, is a 4,000-year-old technique that has enhanced the health of everyone from modern-day pop divas to the scholars of ancient Greece. The art of massage has its own deeply rich roots, with even Plato and Socrates touting the value of hands-on bodywork for good health.
Separately, these two therapeutic traditions hold individual prowess in the realm of personal health and well-being. Together, however, they become a formidable health alliance that can address not only a person's physical health, but the health of the mind...more
Whether it's a pulled muscle from yoga class or an afternoon basketball game, or a long-term pain caused by injury, most of us will come to know the beast that is called back pain. In fact, when it comes to low-back pain specifically, researchers say that 70-85 percent of the population will experience it at some point in their lives.
Causes of Pain Experts say the cause of back pain can be the result of several factors. High on the list is stress. When our body is stressed, we literally begin to pull inward: the shoulders roll forward and move up to the ears, the...more
For years, professional athletes and their coaches have relied on the healing power of massage. Many athletes and fitness fanatics are used to being sore after a workout, but many don’t realize that their body’s recovery might be impeding them from reaching their full fitness potential.
Besides feeling good, massage has many physiological benefits that can help everyday athletes and active people make the most of their workouts. Read on to see the specific benefits of massage for your favorite way to move.
Massage for CrossFit
CrossFit workouts encourage...more
In today's modern workplace, employee benefits are almost as important as salary levels. With that in mind, many employers are rethinking their wellness benefits as a part of their company culture. In addition, more and more research is highlighting the impact that health and wellness have in the workplace. By giving your employees opportunities to relax and recharge, it can increase productivity and reduce turnover, all while strengthening your company's moral.
While traditional workplace wellness programs include things like health insurance and gym memberships, workplace massage...more