We already know that our pets make us happy, but who knew they could make you healthier? The use of pets in a medical setting dates back more than 150 years! Simply interacting with animals can increase a person’s oxytocin levels, which make them feel happy and trusting.
To create that happy and trusting bond, we need to know that we are safe. With our own pets, we have established a relationship, but with other pets, you might not know what to expect. That’s why animals that work with people go through various training sessions. It teaches them the best way to act and respond when in certain situations.
That’s why it’s important that, just like Rita, Boo keeps up-to-date with all of his training. Back in April he completed his therapy dog training!
At Living Touch Massage, our focus is on your needs, relaxation, and your health. That is why we embrace natural healing in a warm, inviting atmosphere.
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Learn more: Pet Therapy: How Animals And Humans Heal Each Other.
The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to bring awareness to preventable health problems and provides an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. This could include utilizing massage for the treatment of soreness and discomfort stemming from a variety of causes. Whether there is an injury or just to improve daily performance, massage is for everyone, and it’s never too late to invest in yourself or your loved ones.
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Our bodies are affected by the changing seasons and can seem stiff after a long, cold winter. As spring and summer bring warmer days, we can feel ourselves beginning to thaw out, and massage can help the process. There are many benefits that accompany a massage session:
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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