Reflexology,”means the stimulation of areas beneath the skin to improve the function of the whole body or of specific body areas away from the site of the stimulation” (Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, p.466). The theory of reflexology is that there are areas in the hands and feet that correlate with the major organs of […]

Shiatsu Massage

In continuing to explore the many different types of massage therapy that is available to the massage, the next modality we will talk about is an Asian method of body work called Shiatsu. The Japanese word Shiatsu is translated to finger pressure and is probably one of the more common Asian types of massage that […]

Trigger Point Therapy

When it comes to massage therapy there is such a variety of different types of massage techniques that it can be difficult to choose the right style for the goal or goals you have for your health and wellness. I hope that my next few articles will help you find the right type of massage […]

Effects Of Massage Therapy On Connective Tissue!

Connective tissue is the material between the cells of the body that gives tissues form and strength. This “cellular glue” is also involved in delivering nutrients to the tissue, and in the special functioning of certain tissues…Cartilage, blood and bone are specialized forms of connective tissue” ( This type of tissue is the structural component […]

How to Beat Depression With Massage

Many people suffer from the repercussions of depression and stress these days. The onset of these mental states is most widely connected to the over or under production of chemicals that exist naturally in the body. These chemicals are called neuroendocrine substances and they include dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and cortisol. When talking about ways to […]

Massage and Your Energy System

The human body is a mass of energy! Examples of this can be seen throughout the body. For instance the nervous system is an energy system in the body; its operations are studied by measuring electrical fields generated during the transmission of nerve impulse. Pulses of electrical and magnetic energy begin in the brain before […]

Massage and Your Autonomic Nervous

The effects that massage has on the ANS are primarily reflexive. The ANS is known for it’s regulation of the sympathetic “fight-or-flight” and the parasympathetic “relaxation and restorative” response. When the sympathetic system is activated it puts your body in a state of stress and tension and if this system is activated often enough your […]

Massage Benefits – Circulation

Most of the people in this world love massage simply because it feels so good.  After an hour massage, patients and clients walk away feeling like stress has been erased from their minds and a muscles loosened and relaxed.  These are great benefits of massage, BUT massage has other benefits too. The benefit I’d like […]

Effects of Massage Therapy You May Not Know About

This is the first article of many to be posted on our site that discuss Massage.  Massage done right, at the right time, with the right guidance, is extremely healing – this is why you need to know more about it.  Read on… In the minds of most people massage therapy is primarily a service […]