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Do you find yourself constantly feeling stressed out and run down? If so, acupuncture could be just what you need.

While a little stress is healthy, too much of it can cause a wide range of problems for the mind and body. It can lead to sleep issues, anxiety and depression, and even increase the likelihood of developing a serious medical condition like heart disease.

The good news is that there are a variety of different ways you can reduce stress, with acupuncture therapy being one of them. Here’s three ways it can help with stress.

1. Balances the Nervous System

Acupuncture helps to balance out the central nervous system. Using key points on the body where the needles are inserted, acupuncture encourages the nervous system to adapt and run in a more optimized sta...

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Pregnancy can take its toll on your body. As your baby grows, you’re bound to feel aches and pains, and particularly in your back, ankles and stomach. You may not be able to rely on medication to help ease these aches and pains, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t suitable treatment options available.

Prenatal massage has been proven to ease pregnancy pain throughout each trimester. Not only can it help you feel more comfortable and relaxed, but it can also leave you feeling energized.

Here’s how prenatal massage works, as well as the pain-relieving benefits it can deliver.

What Is a Prenatal Massage?

So, what is a prenatal massage and how does it differ from a traditional massage?

The main difference lies in your body’s positioning. Obviou...

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Who doesn’t love the idea of a relaxing massage? After a long week, there’s nothing better than heading to the spa for a little pampering before the weekend. The only thing that might make it better would be inviting your favorite person to share the experience with you.

Couple’s massages have become an increasingly popular spa service, but if you’re waiting for Valentine’s day or your next anniversary, you’re missing out on all the wonderful benefits of a massage with your significant other in the meantime.

While the big occasions deserve celebration, so do the everyday moments. If you’ve been thinking about treating your special someone to a couple’s massage, here are a few reasons why even...

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When was the last time you treated yourself to a massage just because? Unfortunately, too many are going to answer that question with “never”. While you might consider a massage to be a luxury, it’s one that you can, and should, work into your regular routine. Regularly scheduled massages promote health and mental wellbeing – two things you don’t need an excuse for.

If you’re of the mindset that a therapeutic massage or relaxing facial should be reserved for only the special occasions in life, we’d like to help change your mind with these 4 reasons that massage services should be a regular part of your self-care routine.

Massage Promotes Stress Free Relaxation

It’s a safe assumption to say that everyone reading this experiences str...

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Waxing is one of the safest and most effective ways of removing unwanted hair from your body. Waxing is popular with both men and women because it offers a long lasting, cost effective solution for soft, smooth and hair-free skin.

Your approach to body hair removal is a personal choice, and there are a variety of options in waxing services that allow you to customize your experience. While your esthetician will talk with you to better understand your hair removal goals, and personalize your service based on a combination of your skin type, sensitivities and desired outcome, it’s important that you arrive at your appointment with an idea of what to expect.

To help you prepare for your next appointment and decide which type of treatmen...

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There’s been a lot of news lately about the Nuga Best massage bed. The technology has been around for years, but it’s been recently that we’re really beginning to catch on to the greatness of this therapeutic tool. We know that most people have lots of questions about the Nuga Best Bed and how the technology promotes healing.

Here, we thought it would be a great idea to share some of the most interesting facts about the Nuga Best Bed.

Natural Body Processes are Enhanced by the Nuga Bed’s Far Infrared Technology

Far Infrared light is light that’s not visible to the human eye but can be felt in the form of warmth. There is no danger associated with exposure to this type of light, in fact, our bodies use it every day to perform natural physiological functions.

For example, this type of light wave...

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Many people experience muscle and joint pain during the winter months which prevents them from maintaining their usually level of activity. Add to it that treacherous weather conditions sometimes make it impossible to go out for a run, or even make it to the gym, and soon you’re feeling the effects of sore, tired and underused muscles.

Fortunately, there are ways to keep you muscles in good health during the winter months, such as regular massage therapy. We know, after a long winter you probably don’t need much convincing, but here are some of the ways that massage can heal and protect winter-tired muscles.

A Warming Reprieve

Regular exercise warms your muscles, improves blood flow and prevents them from becoming stiff and knotted. During the wi...

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Massage. Just the word alone is enough to invite daydreams of a spa day, and immediately relieve the tension in your shoulders. It’s the perfect way to pamper yourself after a long day or at the end of the week. As pampering as massage is, it’s important to know that massage can also help keep your body healthy and strong.

Integrating massage therapy into your regular workout routine is just one way of making this happen.

The whole point of exercise is to stay healthy, strong and resilient. Part of that process should involve taking steps to repair and restore your body, while supporting your mental health n the process. Regular massage therapy is arguably one of the most effective tools to prepare your body for physical stress...

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