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Addressing Stress
Stress has a way of changing posture. As stress begins to tighten one’s body, shoulders begin to roll forward, the chin lifts and the neck moves forward. This happens to all of us as the everyday pressures of life close in around us. In the world of psychology the term for this posture is armoring.
Think of a person sitting at a typing station. This person is not sitting erect, but leaning slightly forward. Her elbows are not hanging by her side but are just forward of her body. As …

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Massage has been divided into three catagories on this site. We will address each one because the results will be very different.
Light
Light massage includes Reiki, Swedish, Energy Work and Spa massages. This style of massage can offer profound results or simply relax you. Spa massage is usually fairly light and designed to relax you. For people new to massage, this is a good first step. Most light massage addresses the whole body at one session. It is the spa industry that has been at the fore front of massage education. …

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At this time we are aware of over 200 massage techniques. In order for you to find a technique easily, we have listed the techniques in alphabetical order along with a classification of light, medium or deep if applicable. Should you need further assistance, please feel free to contact us at info@aboutmassage.com.
Acupressure
Dating back 5000 years, acupressure is part of traditional Chinese medicine and is often described as “acupuncture without the needles.” As a non-intrusive precursor of acupuncture, acupressure uses deep finger pressure applied at certain points located along an invisible …

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The two most obvious benefits of massage are increased circulation and flexibility.
From a physiological or mechanical engineering point of view, massage increases the lubrication between muscle fibers and allows the muscle to move optimally. Muscle fibers are designed to work independently of each other. When muscles dry out, or dehydrate, the fibers stick together and the muscle becomes stiff or ridged. As fluid is reintroduced, the muscle softens and regains its flexibility. As circulation increases between the muscle fibers, nutrients reach the cells and toxins are carried off more efficiently.
Aging …

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Benefits
Techniques
Expectations
Massage is the most fundamental of all healing techniques. Massage is so basic to nature that we do it automatically. Let me explain.

    You are walking across a room, and you accidentally bump your elbow on the edge of a table. Pain shoots up your arm. Instantaneously you grab your elbow and without thinking, you begin to rub it. This is massage.
    As I write this article my seven-month-old daughter is sitting on my knee. When it is time for her nap, I hold her on my shoulder and gently …