Many people start out the year with a “new year, new me” mindset, but that might have faded or a busy start to the year might swept you away in the post-holiday hustle and bustle. Although we are already two months in to 2019, it’s never too late to invest in yourself.
Your appointment will begin with an assessment of your issues and concerns. Suggested session length and massage techniques will be customized to best achieve your desired outcome. Appointments are booked two hours apart, providing you ample time whether you've reserved a 1 or 1.5 hour session.
Rita offers six different specialties:
It is important be healthy and take care of your body. Two things most people think of when discussing a healthy lifestyle is their diet and fitness routine. These things are both important parts of living a healthy life, but how does massage fit in?
If you plan on getting a massage pre-workout, it is suggested that you go for a light massage. A light massage helps warm up the muscles and makes them more flexible. However, if you plan on working out after a deep tissue massage, you might want to think again. This can lead to increased soreness, and it can inhibit the effectiveness of the tissue work done during your massage.
There are five major benefits to post-workout massages:
It’s that time of year again, Back-to-School, and Boo is getting ready to continue his education in the office. Education and proper certifications are always primary goals at Living Touch Massage. It is important to Rita that she practices the most current and accurate techniques in the massage industry. It is so important to her practice that she goes above and beyond required certifications and learns specific techniques to help clients with a variety of conditions. Continuing her education and maintaining her certifications allows her to meet the needs of a broader range of clients and truly make an impact on their lives. From her education, she gains increased knowledge, a better understanding of old and new techniques, and an increased skill level. This helps her create the best possible experience for her clients.
Rita is currently nationally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. To have received this certification, she must demonstrate a mastery of core skills and knowledge, pass an NCBTMB standardized exam, uphold the organization’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, as well as continue her education.
Rita is already experienced and trained in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, Myofascial massage and release, therapeutic, relaxation, restorative, prenatal, and chair massage. For more information on all specialties, view all Our Services.
Often times, people think of human touch as a personally intimate topic. Human contact is important for the body and mind. Touch can create a connection between anyone.
For example, when you accidentally step on the back of someone’s shoe, you touch their arm as you apologize. It’s a small gesture that helps drive the sincerity of the apology.
Our office manager, Boo, recognizes the importance and impact human contact has on him. All our furry friends welcome this type of attention from their owners, and for good reason! The health benefits of physical touch range from emotional, mental, and physical. Oxytocin is released and inspires positive thinking and trust. It also increases dopamine and serotonin levels. These help regulate mood, stress, and anxiety. Touch can also boost your immune system and lower your blood pressure.
Massage therapy helps with all three types of health benefits. It reduces stress and anxiety, increases joint flexibility, and creates a sense of well-being, among other things.
So take a cue from our furry friends and schedule your massage today. Living Touch Massage offers a variety of services to fit each person’s needs. These can range anywhere from light & relaxing to deep & restorative, and other specialized services.
Play like the pros and feel like a pro. Incorporating massage into your golfing routine can help you have the golf score of a professional and will have you enjoying every hole on the course. But how is this possible?
It is impossible to have smooth, strong swings without having relaxed and flexible muscles. Massage helps golfers with their game by increasing blood circulation through their muscles, which helps loosen tight muscles so you can have a steady swing during your game. Each type of swing uses different muscles. So prior to a sports massage it is important to have your massage therapist perform a range of motions test to gain a better understanding of specific focus areas. Make sure to tell your massage therapist what type of swing you experience any kind of tightness or pain. This will give them an idea of what type of range test to do and what type of massage to use.
It is very important to find a qualified massage therapist that is certified and as specific credentials. Before scheduling your sports massage appointment, make sure to ask them about their qualifications, types of training, and what type of massage techniques they will use to best fit your needs. Living Touch Massage prides themselves on maintaining all certifications and learning the best way to help their clients. Feel free to contact Living Touch Massage to ask any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Most active people often suffer from tension in their muscles. This a result of individuals not properly taking the time to care for their body after either exercising or excessively using their body during a busy day. Living Touch Massage wants to help you keep your resolution of a healthier life, which includes taking care of your body after your workout.
After a workout, you may notice you are sore the next day. Walking up or down stairs hurts, your arms feel like they are going to fall off, and stretching only feels good for a second. If you are experiencing this, we can provide the solution to your problem.
Muscle tension happens when muscles stay semi-contracted for a period of time. This can cause back pain, neck pain, and headaches too. An easy way to relieve muscle tension is to do a cool down after you work out. For quick relief try these common stretches that our good friends at Health.com suggest. Some stretches may be better for you depending on the work out and specific muscle groups exercised. If you are looking for longer lasting relief, Living Touch Massage offers full body deep tissue massage in a variety of lengths.
Let Living Touch Massage help you to remember that taking care of your body doesn’t only mean going to the gym and eating right. Properly taking care of your body after you work out is just as important as taking precautions while at the gym.
Take a note from our lovable Boo! After an exhausting day of constant running, he loves to do his favorite stretch, the downward dog. Plus, he drinks lots of water. He takes time to rest and eats plenty of healthy food. He is refreshed, feels spry, and is be ready to take on another busy day without suffering from any soreness.
If you are interested in a massage by Living Touch please call (218) 368-2964. We are open from 8am-6:30pm on weekdays! If you want to learn more about the massage services we provide visit https://www.livingtouchmassage.com/services
Is it possible to recover from an operation/surgery faster at home than at the hospital? Absolutely it is! How is this possible? There are 4 main categories that affect your recovery time. Deciding to recover at home can influence each of these categories.
A comfortable environment can help improve your recovery time. Being at home with friends, family, and pets can give you the positive motivation you need to recover from a procedure/surgery. Your home surroundings may just be the prescription you need for a better, comfortable, and fast recovery.
If you have an upcoming procedure and would like to speed up your recovery time using massage by Living Touch then call (218) 368-2964. We are open from 8am-6:30pm on weekdays! If you want to learn more about the massage services we provide go to https://www.livingtouchmassage.com/services
The connection between animals and humans is powerful. The relationship goes so much deeper than a friendly animal to cuddle. Animals have been proven to significantly help with mental and physical health problems for all different ages.
Therapeutic animals have many benefits when it comes to physical health such as:
There are also many mental health benefits with Therapeutic Animals!
Our furry little friends have so much more to offer than just companionship! Enjoying an animal's company for 30 minutes can greatly benefit both your health and your pet’s health! Come to Living Touch Massage and experience a loving animal’s company benefiting your health while receiving a massage!
Did you know that dogs, cats, horses, and birds pick up on emotions the same way humans do? That's right, man's best friend might just understand you as well as your best friend. Animals have a complex language system consisting of facial expressions, body posture, and levels of vocalization just like humans do. So it’s only natural that they tend to pick up on our emotions.
Pets can detect your mood by observing the fluctuations in your voice, body language, facial expressions, and other subtle clues. Not only do animals often pick up on our emotions that we are feeling, they mimic them. When an animal can see you are sad they will tend to slow down and not leave your side. If you are more stressed out and tense your pet may become more anxious and agitated.
Reducing your stress can reduce your pets stress! Living Touch Massage suggests these 4 tips for reducing your stress:
If you are interested in a massage by Living Touch then call (218) 368-2964. We are open from 8am-6:30pm on weekdays! If you want to learn more about the massage services we provide go to https://www.livingtouchmassage.com/services
For a more in-depth understanding of the studies that were performed go to CBS’s article
This time of year we are reminded of our bountiful blessings as we prepare to celebrate the holidays, gathered near those who are dear to us. However, between shopping for gifts, writing and mailing holiday cards, decorating, and traveling to visit family, anxieties can creep in. Many people experience emotional pain this time of year, missing dearly departed loved ones or from strained familial relationships.
If you’ve kept up with our latest massage news, you know that stress can manifest itself physically in our bodies, creating an array of symptoms and leading to more serious health conditions including hypertension, heart disease, headaches and much more.
If you’re finding yourself overwhelmed and frazzled with the upcoming holiday season, clear your mind and body of holiday stress by scheduling a massage therapy session with Rita at Living Touch Massage in Bemidji. The multiple health benefits of therapeutic massage have been studied and we think you will be amazed at how relaxed, restored and healthy you’ll feel when you’re finished.
Living Touch Massage gift certificates also make a wonderful gift for anyone including expectant and new mothers, the elderly, or that person on your list who has everything. Check out our holiday discount specials as well, and be sure to “like” us on Facebook to be the first to know about the contests and giveaways we offer throughout the year.
You could qualify to give a massage gift certificate for FREE! See details on our Facebook page.