In Northern Minnesota we are accustomed to the term cabin fever during the winter and early spring, but social distancing has created a whole new meaning for cabin fever. Typically, we experience cabin fever during a winter blizzard or a long rainy weekend, but it can actually occur anytime you feel isolated or disconnected with the world - or you are required by law to practice social distancing.
As the temperatures drop and the days become shorter, it can be tempting to stay indoors and curl up with a blanket. Most people are less active during the colder months, this can lead to less mobility and more stiffness.
Massage is a great way to wake up your muscles. As inactivity turns into stiffness and you become less flexible, it is more likely that you would sustain an injury when you increase your physical activity. Massage can keep your muscles loose and supple during times of lower activity.
Aside from improving flexibility, mobility, and muscle recovery, massage can release serotonin and endorphins to help you fight those winter blues, too!
Schedule your winter massage appointments with Rita today!
Although our body changes as we age, pain and soreness isn’t necessarily a sign of our aging. It’s our body telling us that something isn’t right. Invest in yourself and your health, schedule a massage with Rita!
Whether you have a chronic condition, injuries, or stress, everyone can benefit from massage. It’s a great way to invest in yourself, your health, and your future. Here are some stories of people who have already started to invest in themselves.
Darcie K. suffers from chronic stomach pain that causes stress that affects her whole body each time she has an episode. All of her muscles tense up, and her whole body hurts. She came in to Living Touch Massage, and Rita was able to work the tension out of her muscles. This gave Darcie some much needed relief from her discomfort.
Jo A. was able to find a solution to her pain from a car accident that happened a few years ago. Doctors weren’t able to help her find relief, so she turned to massage. Rita was able to provide that relief for her.
Cindy had been experiencing a lot of stress in her life. She had some shoulder pain related to the stress surrounding the loss of a loved one. To remedy this, she tried taking some Advil, but it wasn’t working. She found Rita at a Relay for Life event, and for the first time in two weeks, she was able to feel some relief.
Today is the perfect time to start investing in yourself, your health, and your future. Schedule and appointment with Rita today!
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.
Invest in yourself. Book an appointment today!
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.
Speciality Massages Offered at Living Touch Massage:
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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:
Schedule an appointment today to experience the benefits of massage for yourself!
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.