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.
Winter weather affects our body in more ways than one; and the effects are more evident in Northern Minnesota where short days, gray skies, and bitter cold temperatures can keep us cooped up for months. Massage therapy can help fight off negative effects that cold weather brings to your body:
The end of summer can be a bummer. Students and educators go back to school after a long, lazy summer break. Many people drag themselves back to work after a luxurious Labor Day weekend vacation. Making matters worse are the headaches, neck pain and back pain attributed to postural strain at work or school. Postural strain occurs from sitting for prolonged periods with poor body posture, slumping over a laptop, or slouching under the weight of a heavy backpack.
At Living Touch Massage, we see a steady flow of athletes who suffer from sports injuries. In most occasions, the injuries are minor, but the highly competitive nature of athletics, especially at the high school and collegiate levels, athletes are pushed to perform without a chance to recover fully. As a result, minor injuries inhibit performance and can turn into a much more serious injury. But, the faster an injury is addressed, the faster it can be resolved.
Massage encourages circulatory movement and relaxes muscles, while helping the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs that allow accelerated recovery. Through a customized massage regimen, Living Touch Massage is able to help athletes prevent and recover from injuries, as well as increase strength and flexibility.
After an injury like a sprained ankle or strained muscle, massage can help nurture young athletes back to full strength. Before seeking out massage therapy, athletes should always consult with their primary care physician to be sure the injury is not serious or life threatening. Living Touch Massage has worked with a variety of athletes, and in addition to injury recovery, we have seen athletes excel in their sport. By committing to a continual massage program, we can help prevent injuries, accelerate the recovery process, and even increase performance.
If you or someone you know is a young athlete looking to get better, faster, and stronger, visit Living Touch Massage. Rita, our certified massage therapist will provide a personalized massage therapy regimen that will optimize individual results. Rita has worked with a variety of athletes who have experienced positive results including improving race times and weightlifting performances.
If you’re a Minnesotan, it’s likely that you spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer. While there are plenty of winter outdoor recreational activities, people generally spend less time outdoors in the winter, and unfortunately we tend to see an increase in lethargy. When sunny, warm summer days arrive, people come out of the woodwork and flock to the lake for some much needed vitamin D and physical activity.
No matter how physically active you are, water activities can be dangerous if you don’t exercise caution. Be sure to stretch before and after going kayaking, paddleboarding, water tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding, or any activity where you’re being pulled behind a boat. Being thrown from a tube pulled behind a high-speed boat can result in serious physical injury. Even if you don’t fall, you’re using seldom-used muscles to pull yourself up or hang onto a tow rope while water skiing or wakeboarding. This can cause unexpected discomfort and soreness in the days following.
Remember to ease into any type of physical activity you haven’t tried for a while. If you do end up suffering from pain, discomfort or soreness following a day out on the water, get in touch with Rita at Living Touch Massage in Bemidji. Quality, intentional therapeutic massage is the perfect complement to any physical activity to keep you in your best shape all year.