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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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definitions of massage

Definitions of Massage

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Aroma Therapy

Aroma Therapy

The use of essential oils (which are extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, woods and roots) in body and skin care treatments is known as aromatherapy. Used as a healing technique for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, essential oils aid in relaxation, improve circulation and help the healing of wounds. Aromatherapy diffusers are utilized to fill the massage room with the scent of the oils. Specific essential oils are blended by the aroma therapist and added to a carrier oil, such as almond oil, to be used in the massage. Each of the oils has its own unique characteristics and benefits. Use of this technique declined as the modern pharmaceutical industry developed. However, the French chemist Gattefossé revived the art by coining the term aromatherapy and by publishing a book on the subject in 1928.