How Massage Can Help with Autoimmune Diseases

One well-researched and documented benefit of massage therapy is its ability to boost of the body’s own defense against disease – the immune system. Good health depends on a well-functioning immune system. But many suffer such severe impairment of their immune systems...

Can Massage Therapy Take a Bite out of TMJ?

While chronic stress is known to cause a wide range of health problems, stress has not been thoroughly considered as the root of TMJ problems.  “But I thought TMJ syndrome was all about jaw muscles and joints!” Certainly that is where the symptoms occur—the ones that...

Can Massage Relieve Symptoms of Depression?

Depression can be an expensive and devastating condition, in part because of the effect depressive illness can have on overall health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Depression can adversely affect the course and outcome of common chronic conditions,...

Can Massage Help with Chronic Pain?

Talk to anyone who suffers from chronic pain and before very long, the subject turns to anxiety. They may say things like, “It’s worst when I’m stressed out,” or “I hold my stress in my neck and shoulders,” or “Stress always shows up in my lower back.” The reality is...

Can Massage Ease Anxiety?

Back in the days of the cave bear and the saber-toothed cat, the human body evolved to respond to danger from an attack by either fleeing or fighting. Both these actions require extra levels of adrenaline and cortisol, together known as the “stress...

5 Ways That Massage Reduces Stress

Sure, massage feels good. But how does it actually work? What happens in the body when we experience massage? The easy explanation that massage reduces stress needs further examination. How does massage reduce stress?  Naturally, massage therapy targets the source of...

Smart technology for a better massage

The world today is filled with “smart” devices. Phones, televisions, thermostats, even toilets are “thinking” and working to make your life easier. The engineers at Panasonic are also employing smart technology but with a higher goal in mind: to make you feel better....