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4 Ways Getting a Massage is like Trying on a New Dress

Getting a Massage is Like Trying on a New Dress. I recently signed up for one of those online personal stylist services. When I received my first box of fashion items, I was both excited and nervous.  I was excited because of the possibility of finally becoming the fashionista that I think I am although no one else sees it that way. And, I was nervous because of the possibility that nothing would fit and I just wasted my time and money. That's when it occurred to me. Trying on these clothes for the first time is just like getting a massage for the first time. Here is how I break it down: 1. Expectations: When I received my fashion items, I expected everything to look and fit perfectly. I answered all the questions that my personal stylist asked as completely as possible. I included my size, my preferred style, and information about my lifestyle. If this was a massage, you would expect everything to go perfectly as well. you've filled out a form indicating your preferr

Pediatric Massage

What is Infant Massage? A regular routine of infant massage can benefit both the caregiver and the child who is 2 years old and younger.  This is why a Certified Infant Massage Teacher ( CIMT ) will demonstrate massage techniques to the parent or caregiver that they can do directly with their child.  This usually takes place in a group setting.  Studies show that massage helps increase bonding between caregiver and child. A few of the many benefits of Infant Massage include: Improved Sleep Patterns Deepens Bonding Enhanced Immune Function Helps with Colic and Constipation Helps with Brain Development A few of the many benefits of Pediatric Massage include: Improved Focus Comforting Growing Pains Reduced Aggressive Behavior More Restful Sleep Enhanced Pulmonary Function Studies show, Massage can benefit children who are diagnosed with: Autism ADD/ADHD Asthma Cancer (helps with stress reduction) Cerebral Palsy PTSD (due to change in school, neighborhood, d

Massage 4Families4Health

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." - The World Health Organization (WHO) We all know that massage can be very relaxing and reduce stress.  We often think of massage as being a luxury that we indulge in for special occasions.  While both of these statements are true, there are so many more benefits that we can get from receiving massage on a regular basis.  In fact, according to the American Massage Therapy Association, 50% of consumers received massage therapy for medical reasons.  Massage is now considered as important as diet and exercise in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Did you know...? Studies show that 70-90% of illnesses are Stress related Massage reduces Cortisol, the "stress" hormone Massage increases Serotonin, the "feel good" hormone Massage increases Endorphins, our natural pain killers Massage can have positive effects on those diagnosed