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05-06-2012
Athletic Style Kinesio Taping Now Available!


Kinesio Tape (K-T Tape) is light weight with adhesive backing. The tape has the ability to stretch when held by either end of the tape to apply on the.....
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11-01-2011
Honor Your Body


Honor Your Body
Some people have a hard time even considering massage because they are so unh.....
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06-09-2009
Pain, Pain, go away: Strokes for Folks Therapeutic Massage has been relieving aches, pains for five years


Lynette M. Stauffer founded Strokes for Folks Therapeutic Massage, LLC in June 2004 in Rosemount. It was a landmark move for Stauffer, who worked with.....
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benefits of massage

benefits of massage

MASSAGE REDUCES THE EFFECTS OF STRESS

Up to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related complaints such as headaches, backaches, neck pain, eyestrain, poor concentration, anxiety, depression, irritability, anger, high blood pressure, heart disease, ulcers, as well as physical and emotional exhaustion. Massage therapy has an amazing effect on your body' nervous system.  When massage therapy activates your body' parasympathetic nervous system, it counteracts your body's negative response to stress, relaxing muscle tension and allowing your heart rate, blood pressure and circulation to return to normal. Massage therapy also helps you become more aware of your body and your unconsciously held tension.  As you become more aware of your body, you will begin to recognize tension as it builds during the day so that you can consciously release it before it can have a negative effect on your body.

Massage Can Improve Nerve Function

Contracted muscles can press on or pinch your nerves causing tingling, numbness, or pain.  Massage therapy relaxes these contracted muscles to relieve the compression on your nerves.  Sensory receptors in the skin and muscles "wake up" bringing new awareness to areas that have felt "cut off" by chronic tension patterns.

Massage Helps You to Sleep Better

Tension caused by everyday stress can emotionally drain you, robbing you of the patience and stamina you need just to cope with day-to-day life as well as disrupting your sleep leaving you tired and irritable. Massage therapy relaxes your tense muscles and calms your nervous system, causing your body's rhythm to slow down. As your body slows down, your blood pressure lowers, your heart rate settles, and your breath becomes deeper and more rhythmic, priming you for a perfect night's sleep.