Aromatherapy Explained

Despite being widely accepted as a mere “smelly” practice or method of natural treatment for various minor issues, the science and art behind Aromatherapy practices actually goes much deeper than typically acknowledged. In this brief post, let’s clear up a little what exactly it is, where it originated, what it does for a person, and who can work with it. Origin &...
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April Allergies & Their Remedies

                                   Nothing quite beats a Pennsylvanian spring…except for a double winter, of course. Though our sunny days, budding flowers, and warm breezes are being put on hold by Mother Nature, unfortunately, the allergen levels are as up and down as the barometric pressure of our atmosphere, and such rapid changes in this pressure, especially, will bring an onslaught...
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Nutrition and Muscle Cramping

Most clients that come for massage with the intent to relieve muscle cramping ask, “What can I include in my diet to help prevent muscle spasms and cramps?” Well, here are a few tips regarding nutrition and muscle cramps! Can’t stress enough the importance of hydration! Similar to an automobile that can’t run without gasoline, the human body can not function effectively...
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Massage Listed As a Lifestyle Change to Alleviate Hot Flashes

Lifestyle changes to alleviate hot flashes Exercise Increasing your level of activity (for example, taking the stairs instead of the elevator) can reduce hot flashes and have a positive impact on just about every other symptom attributed to menopause and growing older, including: insomnia mood swings eroded self-image loss of libido fatigue elevated cholesterol levels heart, bone, and muscle...
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$10 Reward Card to Valued Clients for Referrals

Valued PMT Clients: Welcome to an opportunity for free bodywork.  My name is Nikki and I have recently moved to the Erie area. I have been a massage therapist since 1989 and still love my work.  I would like to establish a broad clientele base here at Professional Massage Therapy and need your help to do so.  Next time you are at the office, ask for PMT referral cards which can earn you a...
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Diabetes and Massage

Is Massage Useful in the Management of Diabetes? A Systematic Review Jeanette Ezzo, MsT, MPH, PhD, Thomas Donner, MD, Diane Nickols, BA, PA-Cand Mary Cox, MsT, BS Next Section Abstract In Brief Massage is among the fastest growing complementary therapies used in the United States. This article systematically reviews the available evidence on potential benefits and adverse effects of massage for...
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TMJ Home Exercise

    What is an at-home exercise I can do to release jaw tension?   Dr. Michael Roizen answered: When you clench and grind your teeth, you can cause an imbalance in your jaw, making you more prone to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, jaw pain, and headaches.Although you should seek help from your dentist, doing an easy at-home exercise can help release some jaw tension. Take a cork from a...
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Scoliosis

Scoliosis Definition By Mayo Clinic staff CLICK TO...
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Junk Food Blues

With Mayo Clinic nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Question Junk food blues: Are depression and diet related? Can a junk food diet increase your risk of depression? Answer from Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Depression and diet may be related. Some preliminary research suggests that having a poor diet can make you more vulnerable to depression. Researchers in Britain looked at...
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