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Aromatherapy Explained

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Complimentary Topics, Massage Therapy Special, Medical Massage | 0 comments

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 & Description of Aromatherapy The actual study of Aromatherapy was begun by a French chemist named René-Maurice Gattefossé in 1928 and further utilized by health...

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April Allergies & Their Remedies

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Medical Massage | 0 comments

                                   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 of mucus, sore throats, headaches, fatigue, etc. to those who are more sensitive to our rapid climate. A particular little “plague”, as I...

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Nutrition and Muscle Cramping

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Complimentary Topics | 0 comments

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 without water. A good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day. Water aids in the transportation of nutrients and...

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Massage Listed As a Lifestyle Change to Alleviate Hot Flashes

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Complimentary Topics | 0 comments

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 health. Exercise also increases endorphin levels, increasing your threshold for pain. Relaxation and stress reduction It isn’t unusual to have...

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$10 Reward Card to Valued Clients for Referrals

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Massage Therapy Special | 0 comments

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 $10-off Reward Card every time your referral receives their first bodywork session with me. You can use the Reward Card toward a single session of 1 hour or...

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Diabetes and Massage

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Complimentary Topics | 0 comments

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 people with diabetes. Massage at injection sites may increase insulin absorption. In addition, uncontrolled studies suggest that massage may have a...

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TMJ Home Exercise

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Complimentary Topics | 0 comments

    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 wine bottle and hold it length wise between your front top and bottom teeth (without the bottle, Slugger). Now relax your jaw and mouth muscles...

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Scoliosis

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Complimentary Topics | 0 comments

Scoliosis Definition By Mayo Clinic staff CLICK TO ENLARGE Scoliosis Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown. Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some children develop spine deformities that continue to get more severe as they grow. Severe scoliosis can be disabling. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within...

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Junk Food Blues

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Complimentary Topics | 0 comments

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 depression and diet in more than 3,000 middle-aged office workers over the course of five years. They found that people who ate a junk food diet — one that...

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Massage at Airports

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Complimentary Topics | 0 comments

  Massage Spas, New Oases for the Harried Flier Published: May 2, 2012 ABOUT five years ago, Richard Laermer, a public relations executive, found himself with time to kill during a layover at Logan Airport in Boston. Enlarge This Image Kevin P. Casey for The New York Times Shane King, a massage therapist, gives a chair massage at the Massage Bar. “I was milling around the terminal, and I noticed a place that had massage,” recalled Mr. Laermer, whose firm has offices in New York and Los Angeles. “I thought, hmm, I can go to the food...

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