admin January 18, 2014 No Comments

Five Days of Massage Benefit Preterm Infants

Stable preterm infants gained more weight and slept less after five days of massage therapy than infants who did not receive massage, according to a recent study.

“Stable Preterm Infants Gain More Weight and Sleep Less after Five Days of Massage Therapy” was conducted by staff at the Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine; and the Center for Prenatal Assessment and Human Development, Emory University.

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admin January 11, 2014 No Comments

Massage Can Alleviate Lower Back Pain

Many back pain sufferers seek to alleviate their symptoms with massage, but, according to The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, only some forms of massage therapy are actually beneficial in reducing or eliminating pain. “Research suggests that classic massage, Thai massage and acupressure can relieve low back pain that has lasted longer than several weeks,” says Professor Peter Sawicki, the Institute’s Director. Read more

admin January 1, 2014 No Comments

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Year of the Green Wood Horse Begins Today

Happy Chinese New Year or Gong Xi Fa Cai! As we embark upon the Lunar New Year for 2014, it’s time to slither away from the Year of the Water Snake and get ready for a brisk gallup through the Year of the Wood-Horse. (And hold on, because this year promises just that kind of excitement…)

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