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Understanding and Treating Seasonal Depression

Understanding and Treating Seasonal Depression

Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or the “winter blues,” is a subtype of depression or bipolar disorder that occurs and ends around the same time every year. Seasonal depression typically occurs when the season changes and most symptoms begin in the fall and continue into the winter months. However, seasonal depression […]

Relaxation 101: A Guide for Stressed out Moms and Dads

Relaxation 101: A Guide for Stressed out Moms and Dads

Parenting is stressful. If you’re a parent you know this first-hand, and if you’re not then you’ve surely heard stories but have you heard these statistics? A 2017 study by Goodyear tire company revealed that parents rack up close to 30,000 miles transporting their children around by the time they are 19. The U.S. Department […]

Relief from Travel Pain with Massage Therapy

Relief from Travel Pain with Massage Therapy

Americans love to Travel!  In 2017 Chicago’s O’Hare Airport served 79.8 million passengers. Were you one of them? If you are like most Americans, you travel several times a year by either car or plane. But what about aches and pains associated with travel? When making your travel plans it is important to anticipate pain […]

Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia: Treating Chronic Pain

Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia: Treating Chronic Pain

Millions of Americans have Fibromyalgia. People with the condition can experience a wide range of unpleasant symptoms, including chronic, widespread pain, depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping, fatigue, headaches, and difficulty concentrating. While the extent and severity of these symptoms can vary, those that live with this complex disorder must find ways to cope since their discomfort […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Prenatal Massage

The Do’s and Don’ts of Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage is a wonderful way to help release the stress and tension associated with pregnancy and everyday life. The decision to get this type of massage should be made with your doctor. The Do’s and Don’ts of a Prenatal Massage DO check with your OBGYN to confirm that prenatal massage is safe for you.  DO see […]

Top 3 Benefits of Massage Therapy for Winter Joint Pain

Top 3 Benefits of Massage Therapy for Winter Joint Pain

In the winter months, you often hear people say that the weather makes them feel achy. The feeling of weather causing you pain isn’t in your imagination – your joints can hurt more when it’s cold outside. One of the main causes is the lack of blood flow to your extremities when your body tries […]