Massage Therapy Increases Quality of Life in Older Adults

Older adults get lots of benefits from receiving massage.  The complete abstract (abbreviated article) from is below my comments here.  (PubMed comes from the National Institutes of Health.)
In a nutshell, it says the study was with people age 60 and older who had persistent pain.  It says they felt better physically and emotionally.  It also says massage may be worth looking into as a treatment for pain in older adults.
Well, I should say so!
Massage therapy is a wonderful treatment for pain and aches of all sorts.  And because Continue reading

Massage Is The Best Drug In The World for Muscle Aches & Pains

Muscle aches and pain?  Except in emergencies, I always recommend the most natural, least invasive ways to feel better.  And very often that means I am recommending massage therapy.

I LOVE massage!

There is no better medicine and it is all 100% natural!  Over the years I have had many clients who said they didn’t want the drugs or the surgery; they wanted natural pain relief.  They wisely chose massage.

Massage therapy doesn’t have a full paragraph of side effects like almost every medicine does.  And it doesn’t leave a bad Continue reading


Massage IS Medicine!

Massage is the oldest natural medicine in the world!

What exactly is massage?

Massage is the art/science/practice of rubbing or kneading or compressing  parts of the body to help with circulation and reduce muscle stress and mental stress.  This is usually and most beneficially done manually (by hand.)  Massage can also be accomplished with pressure from other parts like the feet or forearm.

The whole point is:  Your muscles and other soft tissues (rather than bony tissues) ALL benefit from being manipulated by massage. 🙂

In countries like Poland, for instance, massage therapy is Continue reading


Deep Tissue Massage–Does It Have To Hurt

Every body is different.  And the person inside that body is different, too.

We all have different levels of pain tolerance.  Different emotions about pain.  And most of us know that a “deep tissue” massage may be exactly what we need.

But what if it hurts?

That’s a really good question.

When you go for a massage, talk with your massage therapist.  Ask questions.  Expect good answers.

Tell him or her if the pressure is too deep…or too light.  It’s your body.  You get to call the shots.

And then, too, there is something called “good pain.”  (Sounds strange, huh?)

Good pain is Continue reading