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Earthlite® Massage Heroes – Ruthie

Earthlite works with many massage therapists and business owners that we think deserve to be highlighted. We wanted to recognize a few people that we consider “heroes” of the massage world: business owners, innovators, sports therapists, and local massage therapists that provide to the general public. These interviews allow us to exemplify the wonderful work [...]

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5 Things to Consider When Going to School for Massage Therapy

These days, more and more people have decided to pursue a career in massage therapy. This makes sense given the fact that the field offers opportunities for competitive pay as well as the ability to positively contribute to the mental and physical health of others. If you’re fairly certain that a career in this dynamic [...]

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Preparing for Your First Massage

Your Guide to Preparing Yourself For Your First Massage

If you’ve never had a massage, the idea of a stranger touching you and seeing that extra bit of belly fat, the oddly-shaped birthmark, or those knobby knees you’ve always been self-conscious of can prove to be anxiety-inducing. Rest assured, a masseuse couldn’t care less about that extra ten pounds you’ve put on since your [...]

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How to Deal with Awkward Massage Moments

How to Deal With Awkward Massage Moments

Due to the personal nature of massage, awkward moments are bound to happen. What separates a true massage professional from an amateur masseuse is how they deal with these occurrences when they happen. If you were the client when one of these awkward occurrences you would, no doubt, be horrified. In fact, you’d probably never [...]

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12 Easy Ways to Detoxify, Energize, and Relax for Health

I’ve seen a number of articles lately (and even written a few myself) concerning the best ways to relax; but it has become increasingly obvious (mostly through blog commentary) that relaxation is only a small component of overall health. What’s more, when people are stressed enough to research relaxation techniques, they tend to also be [...]

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Why Massage Is Worth the Money, Every Single Time

  Let me start off with a disclaimer: I get a massage once a week. Lots of people think I’m nuts. Even more think I’m made of money. I’m neither (okay, maybe a little of the first, but almost none of the latter). I am an average working mom; and the majority of my paycheck [...]

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Communicating with Your Massage Therapist

I’ve worked in the spa and massage industry for close to a decade now, but I’ve been a massage client for much longer than that. This has given me an interesting blend of industry-client experience, a view of things from both sides of the aisle if you will. In turn, I’m often asked by my [...]

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5 Best Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

The holidays are in the air—and with them, stress is in the air. Unless you are somehow super human—and I most certainly am not—you are likely already beginning to feel the crunch. There are gifts to buy, parties to attend, lights to put up, cookies to bake, and family gathering to plan. And we love [...]

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Why Massage Might Make You a Better Employee

Once a week I have a massage—not in an actual spa, mind you, but right here in the office. It’s quite brilliant. Our in-office massage therapist provides me with a 15-minute break from the chaos that is occassionally my work day. And I love, love, love it. In fact, I look forward to it all [...]

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Massage as Medicine? Really?

With all the talk about Obamacare going around, I’ve had health insurance (and just health) on the brain lately. It so happens that I’m also personally interested in topics of health and wellness, especially how our society addresses health collectively. So, when a friend asked me the other day what three main suggestions I had [...]

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