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Workplace Mobile Massage

At Vita Wellness, we know the benefits of office chair massage, the positive effects they can have on office culture and employee's well-being. We also know that no two offices are alike, and that's why we create a customized office massage plan for every business we work with. We believe that a twenty-minute chair-massage can fit into virtually everyone's schedule, leaving your staff refreshed! Read on to learn what's included in our corporate massage chair...

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If you own a business or work as an office manager, you may be looking for ways to reduce stress in the workplace. Stress at work has always been an issue, but it’s getting worse. According to a survey by Korn Ferry, an organizational consulting firm, employee stress levels have risen 20 percent in the past three decades. Some of this stress can be attributed to the fear of losing a job to technology, and the increased need to learn new skills to stay competitive in certain fields. Stress can have a negative...

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There's a lot of talk these days about charging up, turning on and optimizing every aspect of your life. There are the meetings, the games, the practices, the homework and the long nights spent churning out work projects or preparing for presentations. All of that can make it seem like slowing down is not an option. That’s especially true when you’re a busy dad or you have a hard time unplugging from work. However, the secret to leveling up is the exact opposite of the “overcharged” strategy. Sometimes you have to learn to be still before you can rev up. A massage helps you get in that...

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Far too often, athletes with a love of working out, cycling, or running have to take a break when unexpected injuries take them out of the game—sometimes permanently in worst-case scenarios. Professional massage, as simple as it may sound, can prevent serious injuries and keep you in the game for the long haul.

Contrary to what some may think, massage isn’t just for relaxation Olympic athletes. Workout warriors, cyclists, and runners all experience aches, pains, sensations, and stiffness that can be alleviated with massage. Whether you’re just getting into fitness or consider...

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Creatives and entrepreneurs are full of passion, inspiration, and spirit, but they can also spend a massive amount of time at their chosen pursuits. The amount of time and effort spent chasing their goals can lead to high levels of stress- stress that can multiply when a writer or painter hits a creative block or, an entrepreneur runs into a rough patch with his or her business.

If you find yourself in this situation, these can be stressful times. Stress can present itself as insomnia, headaches, and other side effects that can affect your hustle. While lifestyle changes such as...

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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...

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pregnancy massage

If you’re expecting, your body is going through a lot of changes. Regardless of what trimester you’re in, you’re probably starting to notice new and different body sensations, aches and even pains.

In addition to physical body stressors, you’re also having to manage the mental stress of adjusting to such a big life change. Pregnancy presents you with a new reality which may require you to make adjustments to your external circumstances and plan for the future in a whole new way.

During this time of transition, prenatal massage can serve as a nourishing activity to aid your...

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If you’re a dancer or you participate in yoga or Pilates, you’re already on the right track to taking care of your mind and body. These activities promote wellness through conscious, expressive movements, and strengthen muscles helping you to feel stronger, more flexible and more connected to your body.

The possible stiffness and soreness that can result after a “good” workout can be alleviated with massage. Complimenting your movement therapy with monthly massage is a great way to keep your body supply and in alignment keeping all you dance, yoga, and Pilates enthusiasts feeling...

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For most of us, loving our bodies is something we must consciously choose, and it can take time to reverse what could be a whole lifetime of criticism. Whether we like it or not, we live in a competitive world where beauty is highly valued. Growing up, our bodies are often subject to scrutiny by our family, friends, and love interests. We’re told we need to be skinnier, thicker, or stronger.

Aside from our appearance, our bodies are also subject to our lifestyles and the ways we often fall short of honoring them. We may work jobs that take a toll on our bodies and...

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Benefits of massage therapy

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...

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