Author: sophiamassagetherapist

Massage Therapy

Preparing For Your Massage

Here are some tips to help you prepare for your massage in order to get the MOST out of your massage. All of these are strictly tips, you do what’s best for you. Scheduling Your Massage: Schedule your massage for a time where you will not feel rushed getting to or leaving the appointment. Arriving […]

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Massage Therapy

What is Lymphatic Massage?

Lymphatic massage which is also known as manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) can relieve the tight, heavy feeling of swelling after a facelift, tummy tuck, liposuction, breast reconstruction, BBL, and etc. With lymphatic massage / MLD as part of your tool kit, this will help reduce your swelling and shorten your post surgical recovery time and […]

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Massage Therapy

5 Tips for Neck and Shoulder Care Between Massage Appointments

People with neck and shoulder issues often have their pain return before their next massage appointment. Work, play and children all make demands on the body. A dull ache can quickly turn into a burning pain especially while folding laundry, doing yard work, playing on the computer or any of the other million things you […]

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Massage Therapy
Wellness

Why Your Feet Need a Massage too

We usually don’t think about our feet. Until they hurt. We tend to take them for granted, but like other parts of our body they can get tired, overused, sore, and in need of some attention. When they start to hurt it can lead to many other problems. When your feet hurt you don’t want […]

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Massage Therapy
Wellness

Why Your Hands (and Forearms) Need Massage

Gripping a steering wheel. Working a trackpad or mouse. Hovering over keyboards. And stoves. And laundry. You get it. We put our hands and forearms through an awful lot of stress every day. Squeezing and clenching and buckling and writing. All of it. And yet, when I start to massage a hand and forearm, I […]

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Massage Therapy
Wellness

Enhance Your Experience with Aromatherapy

An aromatherapy massage is a Swedish massage with scented plant oils (known as essential oils) added to the massage oil. Extracted from flowers and other plant parts, essential oils offer a pleasing scent and are believed to have healing properties. Lavender and rose, for instance, are known to promote relaxation. The soothing effects of aromatherapy […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. For people who are interested in holistic approaches to healing, it’s important to note massage can help alleviate conditions such as anxiety, worry, sadness, stress, and sleeplessness. If you feel like you have been run down, don’t let your mental health diminish. Practice that self care you have been […]

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Body Products

Product Spotlight: Naked Body Scrub

I am so excited with how things have been going with my new practice. I have officially been open for a month now! Currently I am working on getting some product in office to be able to offer my beautiful clients. I have been working actively with a Apeel Aesthetics and will be carrying some […]

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Massage Therapy

What is Ashiatsu Massage

While working in the massage therapy industry for 6 years, I decided to explore other styles of massage that could benefit my clients. I found Ashiatsu! This is a beautiful style of bodywork that utilizes the bare feet to perform the massage. “Ashi’ means Foot, and “atsu” means pressure. Ashiatsu’s earliest sightings in history of […]

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Wellness

Remember to Breathe

Did you know one of the simplest ways to relieve stress is simply breathing? Of course there is a way to do so to make it therapeutic. Here is a quick breathing exercise you can use anytime, anywhere to help you calm the nervous system, increase focus, and reduce stress: Sit comfortably with your back […]

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