What's New? Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about massage, stress, soreness, contraindications, health issues, and company news.
An Association of Massage Therapists Receives 2010 Best of South Lake Tahoe Award For the second consecutive year, An Association of Massage Therapists has been selected for the 2010 Best of South Lake Tahoe Award in the Massage Therapists category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). Read full press release
What Are Knots? As you first lay down on the table and your Lake Tahoe spa therapist runs their hands down your back and around your shoulders you may feel areas of tightness and wonder “is that a knot?” What are knots?
What Does Massage Do For Stress? Research has confirmed that treatments help reduce stress by reducing adrenaline and increases circulation to visceral organs
Massage Music and Stress The music played in a Lake Thaoe spa session has the beat of a relaxed heart rate. Listening to this beat causes our heart rate to entrain to the beats relaxed rhythm.
Massage As Art Have you noticed that when you go to a new therapist and request a Swedish or sports session you are never sure exactly what you will get? Why is that? Which Lake Tahoe spa service will be best for you?
Massage and Soreness Why do we get so sore after a day of skiing, biking, running, or pulling the one armed bandit handle at the casinos? Does massage help relieve soreness?
Contraindications - cautions and considerations for specific
health issues. You might wonder if it's alright to receive a session
when you have a health issue or condition. Here's a brief reference
list of the contraindications and indications for some of the more common
health issues and how we may modify your session for these health conditions.
A contraindication means it's not advisable on particular parts of the
body or in general. An indication means it's alright to work without
any additional caution. This information may help you determine if scheduling
a Lake Tahoe spa session will be appropriate for you.
Facial self massage and Sjogren's Syndrome: parotid, submandibular, submental, and lacrimal areas Although there is currently no research available on the effectiveness of massage for Sjogren's Syndrome, extensive research concludes that moderate massage stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, relieving anxiety and pain, and increasing blood flow.
Via parasympathetic stimulation, it is possible that facial self-massage may enhance the PNS production of water-rich serous saliva.
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