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More on the Benefits of Regular Massage

27 Oct 2017

In our last post, we discussed one major benefit of getting a massage on a regular basis - improved, increased circulation. But there are other reasons you should be including therapeutic massage in your health and wellness routine.

More Benefits of Massage Therapy

Other major health benefits of getting a therapeutic massage on a regular basis (suggested frequency is about once a month; more often if you're dealing with a health complaint or injury) are those conditions which are common to many people. Get better sleep. Studies show that a large portion of the U.S. population would be classified as ...

Recap: Our Massage School at the 2017 Twin Cities Marathon

25 Oct 2017

Each year October brings around one of our favorite events - the annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. And each time the marathon gets put on, CenterPoint puts up its massage tent at the finish line.  This year was no different. Be sure to check out the slide show from this year's race.  As you can see from the photos, our staff and students (as always) had a great day! They even got a chance to give each other a little bodywork to keep their muscles in top shape for the day. This race has often been called "the most beautiful ...

Some Reasons Why Getting a Massage Regularly Is a Good Idea

23 Oct 2017

As a Minneapolis wellness school that specializes in massage therapy training, we think it's high time people stop thinking about massage as a just a luxury and realize it can be a very important component in a healthy lifestyle. Yes, spa-type services have their place, and every once in awhile having a luxurious, relaxing massage simply for the benefit of feeling pampered can be the right thing to do. But did you know that getting a massage on a regular basis has health benefits as well? There's nothing wrong with getting a spa-type massage; in fact, sometimes being able to ...

Auricular Therapy: Stimulating the Ear for Long-Term Benefits

20 Oct 2017

Whether you're an Asian bodywork therapist looking for an additional healing skill, or you're someone who wishes your therapist offered something that could give you long-term relief, we'd like to talk to you about auricular therapy. This modality - also called ear acupuncture because of the technique - is a relative newcomer to the bodywork scene, but it's based on ancient principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), most specifically acupuncture. Its foundations are the work of a French neurologist and several German doctors. Much like reflexologists stimulate areas of the hands, feet, and ears to address issues in specific parts ...

Take Control: Balance Your Health and Life with Bullet Journaling

18 Oct 2017

If you've taking a look at our continuing education calendar, you may know that we often present classes and workshops that are open to the general public, not just bodywork students or practitioners. This November we've got a NEW class - Bullet Journaling: Creativity, Balance, and Wellness.

What Is Bullet Journaling? Can It Help You Gain Control of Your Life?

Let's address the second question first. If you feel like your life is out of control, if you feel pulled in a gazillion directions at once, if you feel like the demands on your mind, body, and emotions are overwhelming ...

More on Whiplash and Therapeutic Massage

16 Oct 2017

In our previous post we talked about massage therapy for neck pain, and whiplash in particular. (If you haven't read that earlier article, click here.)  Because whiplash can cause injury to different muscle groups, it's important for the bodywork therapist to first take a history of the accident (with as much detail as possible) and resulting symptoms as well as obtain the consent of the patient's treating physician. The next step is resistance testing to identify which muscle groups are affected. These are most commonly the scalenes or the sternocleidomastoids, although the erector spinae may also be involved. Sternocleidomastoid ...

Can Massage Therapy Help a Whiplash Injury?

13 Oct 2017

Neck pain is a common reason people seek out the services of a massage therapist. And there have been numerous studies that support the benefits of therapeutic massage for addressing neck pain. In this particular post, we'd like to focus on a specific type of neck pain - whiplash, or hyperextension.

Whiplash is More than Just a Pain in the Neck

Neck pain can arise from a variety of causes, and in this digital age, one of the most common is what's referred to as 'text neck,' a strain resulting from the weight of the head bending the cervical spine ...

Even Infants Can Benefit from Massage Therapy

11 Oct 2017

If you are a regular reader of our blog posts, you know we often talk about the benefits of therapeutic massage. Whether you're dealing with tight muscles, anxiety, tension, stress, or painful conditions, often relief can be achieved with the help of a massage therapist. And because of those 'feel good' hormones a massage can release, it can also lead to a feeling of relaxation and well-being. Generally we're talking about adults when we discuss the things massage is good for. But the truth is that massage therapy is beneficial for anyone, of any age, including babies. Infants in ...

Have You Got Your Massage FAQ’s Correct?

09 Oct 2017

Public consumption of massage therapy in the U.S. is growing, and each week more and more people try it for the first time. But there are still some who haven't yet taken advantage of the benefits that a therapeutic massage can give. Could it be that what they think they know about getting a massage is wrong? Whether you're about to have your first massage, you are a regular, or you still haven't had one, we thought we'd clear up some misconceptions and provide some basic information on massage therapy services.   You have to get completely naked to get ...

Reflexology Can Be Great for Babies, Too!

06 Oct 2017

Natural, holistic wellness support and health care is appropriate for all age groups, including the very youngest of us. One of those modalities is reflexology. Many people have experienced the benefits of reflexology, and in this post we'd like to talk about the benefits for a particular segment of the population - babies. It can offer relief for some of the most common ailments infants experience. These include: Digestive issues, including reflux (spitting up) gas and constipation Breathing problems Teething pain General crankiness Reflexology for babies is ideal for another reason - babies respond well and even thrive from loving ...