Archive | 2015
5 Things to Consider When Going to School for Massage Therapy

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 [...]

Read full story Comments { 6 }

Give the Gift of Relaxation This Holiday Season

We all know that one person who seems to be overworked, over-stressed, and constantly overwhelmed. Perhaps it’s a parent who’s still working their stressful corporate job, or a close friend whose whole life seems to revolve around her graduate degree. When it comes to these special stressed people in our lives, the perfect gift to [...]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Standing Room Only – California School Making the Switch to Standing Desks

Schools in the United States may find themselves having garage sales to unload millions of traditional school desks if one California elementary school is any indication of a coming trend. In San Rafael, the majority of students at Vallecito Elementary School spend their learning day standing up, all day long, at standing desks. Nineteen of [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

4 Techniques for Combating the Negative Effects of Sitting

  Although many jobs require hours of sitting every day, sitting for long periods of time can be very stressful on the human body. With excessive sitting, there is an increased risk of a dangerous type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis forming in the legs. Sitting for long periods can also increase the [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
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 [...]

Read full story Comments { 4 }
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 [...]

Read full story Comments { 2 }

Can Standing Desks Make You More Productive? Data Says Yes

Much has been said about standing desks over the past few years, but the data is undeniable, we’re sitting far too much and standing while working certainly has its benefits. According to research by James Levine, an endocrinologist at the famed Mayo Clinic, “The way we live now is to sit all day, occasionally punctuated [...]

Read full story Comments { 2 }

The Benefits of Anti-Fatigue Mats in the Workplace

  Any worker that stands for more than four hours in a single shift are likely to suffer from fatigue which could result in back and neck pain as well as increased discomfort or pain in the joints, such as the ankles, knees and hips. As a massage therapist, we’re all used to being on [...]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

The Symptoms and Effects of Sitting Too Much

  As research from prominent studies keep pointing to the dangerous effects of a sedentary lifestyle, we’re learning that more and more the good habits we don’t practice might be just as bad as those poor habits we do. For example, who would have ever thought that a simple 8-hour work day spent sitting in [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Are Standing Desks Coming to a School Near You?

  With the sheer number of reports coming out touting the health consequences caused by too much sitting, a number of adults have begun the process of switching to a convertible or standing desk in order to minimize the repercussions caused by sitting. Due to the momentum behind the standing desk movement, and the number [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }