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7 Steps to a Great Massage
Specific steps are explained to assure that you achieve the maximum benefit from your session with us and enjoy the best experience possible, from your first contact with us through your session and beyond.

What is Biogenesis Energy
What is BioGenesis energy and what does it do? Biogenesis Energy is ever-renewing, ever refreshing, and a technology that was last used in the days of Atlantis. What happens in a Biogenesis session? What are the tools of Biogenesis? Does it really work? What's the history? What IS an energy treatment all about?

What are Massage Licensing, Certification, and Accreditation?
Knowing your massage therapist has reliable and credible credentials assures you that they have met the standards of the profession. It's important for you to trust that the therapist who will be touching you is qualified and competent.

Massage Techniques Research
Massage techniques research is exploring the effectiveness of numerous massage techniques such as reflexology, acupressure, aromatherapy, Trager, Reiki, Alexander technique, Therapeutic Touch, relaxation, and other massage techniques for possible improvements in conditions such as low back pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, muscle soreness, stress, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and cancer patients. This research of massage techniques is confirming what many have experienced and observed through personal experience - massage improves a variety of symptoms and conditions. Listed here are a few of the published findings.

The Benefits of Massage
Much needed research concerning the effects and benefits of massage is exploding. Over 8,000 citations and abstracts about massage are currently available in the PubMed database.

Massage for Sun Signs
Each of the astrological sun signs have a signature personality type and rule a part of the body's anatomy. Here are a few lighthearted tips for massage and the sun signs.

I'll Bet You Have Some Massage Stories To Tell!
After working with thousands...and thousands of clients over 15-30 years in practice, each of our massage therapists have at least a few stories to tell about situations that have made us smile or helped us grow as therapists. Here are a few of our most treasured memories.

 

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).

What are “knots”? As you first lay down on the massage table and your therapist runs their hands down your back and around your shoulders you might feel areas of tightness and wonder “is that a “knot"? What are “knots”?

What does massage do for stress? Research has confirmed that massage helps reduce stress by reducing adrenaline, and increases circulation to visceral organs.

Massage music and stress The music played in massage has the beat of a relaxed heart rate. Listening to this beat causes our heart rate to entrain to the beat’s relaxed rhythm.

Massage as art Have you noticed that when you go to a new massage therapist and request a Swedish or sports massage you’re never sure exactly what you’ll get? Why is that?

Massage and soreness Ever wondered why you get so sore after a day of skiing, biking, running, or pulling the one-armed bandits at the casinos? 

Massage Contraindications Cautions an considerations for specific health issues. You might wonder if it’s alright to get a massage when you have a health issue or condition. Here’s a brief reference list of the massage contraindications and indications for some of the more common health issues and how we may modify your massage for these health conditions. A massage contraindication means massage is not advisable on a particular part of the body or in general. An indication means it’s alright to massage without any additional caution. This information may help you determine if massage is 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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