10 Most Popular Types of Massage

By Cathy Wong, ND Here is a quick guide to some of the most popular types of massage therapy. 1) Swedish Massage Therapy This is the most common type of massage therapy in the United States. It is also known as Swedish massage or simply massage therapy. Massage therapists use long smooth strokes, kneading, and…

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Massage As Medicine

By Kirstin Fawcett For more than a decade, Bill Cook has gotten a weekly massage. He isn’t a professional athlete. He didn’t receive a lifetime gift certificate to a spa. Nor is the procedure a mere indulgence, he says – it’s medicinal. In 2002, Cook – a 58-year-old resident of Hudson, Wisconsin, who once worked…

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Why do massage therapists tell you to drink water?

By Nikki McDaniel If you ever have had a massage, you probably were given a glass of water afterwards and told to drink plenty of water. The reason for this is simple and complicated. Massage therapy helps to release toxins in the body and without proper hydration your body cannot remove them as effectively. Additionally,…

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