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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Importance of Ergonomics at Work

  Right around a century ago tens of millions of hard workers were experiencing a crisis of comfort. Hours upon hours of standing with little to no activity led to countless back problems and muscle pains, and contributed to further health problems later in life. Eventually something was done about it. Business leaders and lawmakers [...]

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To Sit or Stand at Work?

  Standing at work is trending upward. Is this another health fad, or can choosing to stand at a desk instead of sit in a chair really have positive benefits to your wellbeing? Let’s take a look at the facts. One thing is for certain: prolonged sitting is bad for our bodies. Several academic studies [...]

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I Love My Stand Up Desk

I like my job. I get to write about massage, health, and wellness all day; get to work with some pretty great people; and feel good about the products we make and the message we put out to the world. But there’s one thing I like more than almost anything else, one thing about my [...]

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The 5 Ways Massage Changed My Life

It’s no secret: I’m a busy, working, graduate-student mom. Things get so chaotic sometimes that I have been known to forget the simplest of things. I’ll hammer through something super complicated at work only to forget the dry cleaning on my way home. I’ll go to the store for wipes and I’ll buy 15 other [...]

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