Massage + Detoxing = Healthy Living

In 1992 the ‘Touch Research Institute’ was established at the University of Miami School of Medicine entirely devoted to the study of touch and its application in science and medicine.  They’ve shown massage can induce weight gain in premature infants, alleviate depressive symptoms, reduce stress hormones, alleviate pain and positively alter the immune system in children and adults with various medical conditions.Together with massage, today there are other toxin-releasing innovations.  I wanted to tell you about the amazing results posted … read more »

What’s Special About Ionic Detoxing?

An Ionic Detoxing uses positive & negative currents to stimulate your lymphatic system, so harmful stress & environmental toxins get released through your feet’s pores, and become visible in your foot bath’s water. This amazing detoxing spa treatment helps with

How To Manage Aches and Pains

As we age, we are often faced with aches and pains from stress and inflammation in our bodies. Pain can interfere with all aspects of daily life including sleep, relationships, and work. Most people can help relieve their aches and pains with over the counter prescriptions, and medically prescribed pain relievers, but as with any prescription there are side effects. By going to the spa and getting a relaxing massage, people with pain from inflammation can avoid taking these harmful … read more »

Remedies for Removing Dark Spots

The sun can be quite rewarding as it gives us Vitamin D and positive energy, but if you stay in the sun for more than 15 minutes each day you may end up with dark spots on your face. Also, a chemical reaction to certain facial products or make-up can cause an irritation that causes dark spots. Many spas offer facials that exfoliate and help to rebuild the skins cells, as well as lighten the skin, and there are some … read more »

Natural Pain Relief for Fibromyalgia

Preventing everyday normal tasks, Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that is spread throughout the body. The body becomes extremely tender to the touch, and there are many painful attributes from this disease.Alternative treatments may help the daily pain and suffering from Fibromyalgia: Tai Chi is useful to decrease pain, promote better quality of sleep and overall quality of life. Tai Chi exercises include low-impact movements, meditation, relaxation and breathing techniques. The movements help to release stress, allow for a … read more »

Massage&Medicine: Breast Cancer&Massage

A perfect example of the importance of further research into massage therapy is evidenced in a recent study at the Univeristy of Miami.  The study focused on the effects of massage therapy on breast cancer patients.   It was concluded that massage therapy increases the number of natural killer cells (NK cells) that are known to destroy cancer cells, bolstering immune function.Breast cancer patients in the early stages of the disease participated in the study.  At the end of the 5 … read more »

Aromatherapy In Brief

Despite it’s ancient and global roots, aromatherapy had virtually disappeared from Western culture by the 20th century.  Then in 1928, Maurice Gattrefosse, a French chemist, burned his hand while working in his family’s perfume factory.  Without thinking he plunged it into the nearest liquid, which happened to be lavender essential oil.  When the wound healed without infection or scarring, he began seriously researching essential oils.  Gattrefosse coined the term aromatherapy and considered it to be an essential part of medicing.Aromatherapy … read more »

Myth: Natural&Organic Ingredients Are 100% Safe

The word natural is being used very loosely in today’s skin care industry.  Some natural materials like essential oils and vitamins have been around for thousands of years and there’s a perception that they’re safer than man-made ingredients.But before incorporating them into topical skin preparations for your facial, natural materials still need to be closely scrutinized to prevent unwanted side effects.  There’s a belief that natural products don’t contain chemicals, but everything in existence is made of chemicals, including our … read more »

More Benefits Of Massage

In an age of technical and, at times, impersonal medicine, massage offers a drug-free noninvasive, and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself.  So what exactly are the benefits to receiving regular massage or bodywork treatments? Assists with shorter labor during pregnancy, as well as less need for medications, less depression & anxiety, and shorter hospital stays. Improves range of motion & decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain. Increases circulation, allowing the body to … read more »

The Moisturizing Properties Of Jojoba Oil

The natural essential oil from jojoba seeds can benefit your skin, hair, and nails, while making your anti-aging program go a lot further.Grown in the Sonoran desert and surrounding areas of the US., jojoba is a shrub that is popular for the rich yellow-gold oil that is extracted from the seed. Native Americans who inhabited Northwest Mexico, used jojoba oil as a medicine for cancer and kidney disorders, a dietary supplement and healthy beverages.  It’s most popular use was as … read more »