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2015's top 5 articles

 

1. Marijuana & Massage: 5 Questions Answered

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The category of topical products—the growing number of cannabidiol (CBD)-containing salves, creams, oils and patches touted as relaxing and pain-relieving—is the point at which marijuana and massage intersect.

 

2. 4 Exercises for Relieving Shoulder Stiffness

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Even if you use the best body mechanics, a full day of working with massage clients leaves many therapists’ shoulders feeling not quite right. Over time, slight restrictions in range of motion can compound, and deviations in joint position can increase your risk of injury. Fortunately, targeted self-bodywork techniques can help relieve your shoulder stiffness.

 

3. Massage Titles Matter: Why We Don’t Use Masseuse

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An informal poll of massage therapists by MASSAGE Magazine, via social networks, shows that professional massage practitioners have developed innovative techniques to gently correct people who use the outdated terminology to describe what they do.

 

 

 

4. The History of Hot Stone Massage

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Although some massage therapists and clients may consider hot stone massage to be simply fashionable, the use of stones and gemstones for healing purposes dates back thousands of years.

5. 6 Ways CranioSacral Therapy Facilitates Brain Health

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A primary focus of CranioSacral Therapy is to gently lessen the body’s connective tissue strain and decrease meningeal stress. CranioSacral Therapy is based partly on the theory that certain light-touch manual techniques can help relieve cell stress and improve health by enhancing the form and balance of the connective tissue matrix, in particular connective tissue layers surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

 

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