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Is it okay to have massage when you have cancer?  YES! Dr. Bernie Siegel MD said the benefits of massage far outweigh any possible danger.  And no ‘danger’ has ever been documented from massage therapy for cancer patients. In fact, many hospitals now have specially trained oncology (cancer) massage therapists.  As long as you feel […]

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Does massage get rid of muscle pain?  You bet it can! But this has been an amazing week because I have received so many emails and questions about pain following massage. That’s not good! But massage IS good. So here’s the deal. 1.  There are all types of massage practitioners.  Some have a little training […]

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Why Does It Hurt To Have A Massage?

Sometimes it hurts when your muscles are being massaged.  The reason for this is usually that your muscles are on the ‘tight’ side. Muscles are supposed to be balanced.  That means that they are all working together and none are ‘too strong.’  They are all ‘just right.’ But sometimes that’s not the case. Sometimes muscles […]

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Massage Gets Rid Of Pain!

Massage is the oldest pain medication in the world! Click the link –> to discover why:   http://www.kathrynmerrow.com/massage/massage-is-medicine/#more-373 You may know that I have been in the massage field for over 20 years.  In that time I have seen over and over and over how beneficial massage is for so many pain issues. Basically massage is […]

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Who Gets Massage And How Does It Help

I grabbed this article from The American Massage Therapy Association.  It might not be terribly exciting reading but it shows how the understanding of the value of therapeutic massage is changing. It also shows why YOU should consider massage as a natural tool for stress and pain relief. Who Gets Massage, Where And Why? * […]

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Hypermobility and Massage Therapy

Is massage therapy good for people who have hypermobile joints?  Here’s a question I received and my response. Question: I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type. Have you worked with this disorder before?  If so, is there any type of massage that I should avoid? I know I don’t like the deep tissue massage, and any […]

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Which type of massage is best?  Here’s an article from my friend Janet McClain. She’s been providing therapeutic massage to residents of southeast Michigan since 1992. Janet says: Some people have a preference for a certain type of massage.  This may be because they have had it in the past and enjoyed the experience.  But […]

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Massage therapy is very beneficial for all ages. I have had many senior citizen clients who have had heart surgeries (even an artificial heart!) and with asthma or other breathing problems.  We have been privileged to serve clients in their 90’s. Every massage therapist is different.  Ask friends and relatives for their recommendations.  If someone […]

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Massage Therapy for Muscle Pain

Does massage help relieve muscle pain? Oh my goodness!  Don’t even get me started on the benefits of massage. I am SO biased!  I LOVE massage! Pain happens for lots of reasons but therapeutic massage can help with virtually ALL of them.  Why?  Because muscles are responsible for so much of your pain. Massage ranges […]

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Some people have soreness following therapeutic massage and others never do.  The possibility of having sore muscles following a massage  is more common with your very first massage. Soreness occurs because “new” things are happening to your muscles.  They get kneaded, moved, squeezed. All of this can release metabolic (body) wastes and other materials that […]

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