Does massage remove toxins?

Does massage remove toxins?

The idea that massage can somehow flush out toxins from the body has been around for a long time but what does that really mean? What toxins are supposedly being flushed out of the body? What are the mechanisms responsible for this detoxification? Is your massage...
Do I need to remove my clothes to get a massage?

Do I need to remove my clothes to get a massage?

Absolutely not. It’s really up to the individual how much clothing is removed. Most swedish massage techniques use oil or lotion so skin-on-skin contact is helpful. However, the massage therapist can work around any clothing that you choose not to remove so if you’re...
Pregnancy Aches & Pains

Pregnancy Aches & Pains

Q: Is there any way to minimize the aches and pains of pregnancy between massage treatments? A: Pregnancy produces some profound bodily changes in a very short space of time. Muscles and joints are having to continually adjust as the baby grows in order to move and...
Hot or Cold?

Hot or Cold?

Q: Is it better to apply hot or cold when you have pain? A: This is a loaded question without an easy answer but, as a general rule, ice is best for acute injuries and inflammation and heat is best for sore muscles and stiffness. Here’s a look at a few common...
How does reflexology work?

How does reflexology work?

Q: What is reflexology and how does it work? A: The answer depends on separating fact from fiction. Fact: There are over 7200 nerve endings in each foot which have extensive interconnections, through the spinal cord and brain, with all areas of the body. Fiction:...