September 26, 2011

Health Benefits of Rose Essential Oil

The health benefits of Rose Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti depressant, anti phlogistic, anti septic, anti spasmodic, anti viral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cholagogue, cicatrisant, depurative, emenagogue, haemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, stomachic and uterine.

September 22, 2011

Aching Back? Try Massage for Chronic Pain

It's not news that a back massage feels good. But now there's clinical evidence to show just how good.

In the latest study comparing the benefits of adding massage to usual care for lower back pain, researchers report that massage improved pain symptoms and allowed patients to function better than those who didn't get massage.

That's good news for the eight out of 10 Americans who will, at some point in their lifetimes, experience the excruciating spasms of back pain that can send people to bed for days, if not weeks.
It's also helpful news for doctors. Even though it's common knowledge that an old-fashioned muscle-kneading is a great way to relax and reduce pain, the new findings give that notion some clinical teeth. Having such data in hand is critical for doctors who are discussing options for pain relief with their patients. "We have a huge number of people who get medical tests and treatments for back pain, and we have a huge problem with opioids," says Dan Cherkin, senior research investigator at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle and lead author of the study. "In spite of all that, we're not better off in terms of addressing back pain. In fact, the problem is getting worse."
In the study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Cherkin and his group recruited 400 people with chronic back pain. The participants' pain was typical of the kind that most of us experience: the result of wear and tear on muscles, or from being tensed up in front of a computer for too long. The researchers excluded those whose back pain was due to injury or a disease like cancer, in order to study more everyday types of back problems.

September 14, 2011

Pregnancy Massage: Helping what ails you in pregnancy!

Most people enjoy human touch. A touch can convey comfort, love, awareness and many other sensations. It can also help alleviate aches and pains.

All of these are of benefit, especially when you are pregnant.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage include:

  • Tranquil relaxation and reduce stress.
  • Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
  • Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling.
  • Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.
  • Improves outcome of labor and eases labor pain.
  • Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues.
  • Provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of mothering.

September 09, 2011

More Evening Appointments Available!

Mending Hands Massage Therapy is excited to announce that more evening sessions will be available 5 DAYS A WEEK!

De-Stress at the end of your day with a Massage or Holistic Facial (or both!) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday!

Email: to give yourself something to look forward to after work!