Massage

13 Things You Didn’t Know About Massage

Only 32% of adult Americans got a massage in the past 5 years. And only even fewer get massage regularly. So it’s not surprising that most people don’t know much about massage.

Here are some fun facts to build your knowledge:

 

  • Massage can help you sleep better. (Even if you don’t nap during the actual massage.)

 

  • When your back hurts, that might not be the only area that needs massage.
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Anoka Light Up the Night Halloween Parade Float 2017

The 2017 Anoka Halloween, Inc. Light Up the Night Parade my have been cancelled, but Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy had our own parking lot parade. The show must go on!

We have had lots of fun with our Wizard of Oz themed float the past few years. Can you guess who the characters are?

Can’t wait to see you in person at the parade next year!… Read the rest

5 Benefits Of Massage During The Summer

Warm summer weather is here and you are off – grilling, gardening, traveling, running the kids around, the list goes on. So often the busy times in life are the times we stop taking care of our selves. However, the summer months are when your body may need massage the most.

 

We asked our team of therapists why you should get massage in the summer and here is what they had to say:

  1. Massage Is “You Time”
    During summer, you are busy with plans and activities more than other times of the year.
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Common Health Problems: What Can Massage Do For YOU?

Common Health Problems: What Can Massage Do For YOU?

Massages are often sold as a purely indulgent treat that you get when you visit a spa or go on vacation, but there’s so much more to massage than just a feel good treat. Did you know that the symptoms of many health problems can be reduced and even eliminated with regular massage?… Read the rest

Which Is Better, Massage or Stretching?

Which Is Better, Massage or Stretching?

Massage and stretching are both really helpful ways to keep your muscles relaxed, reduce tension and of course help recovery after an injury. Stretching helps to get the blood flowing to
your muscles, which is great if you’ve injured yourself, or if your muscles are stiff because they’ve contracted due to inactivity.… Read the rest

Should Massage Hurt?

Should Massage Hurt?

Have you been wondering if a massage has to hurt to be effective?

If so, you are not alone. Many people believe that a massage has to hurt in order to be effective. Well it doesn’t! You’ll be happy to hear that the saying, “No pain, no gain” doesn’t apply to massage therapy.… Read the rest

Massage As A Back-Pain Killer

Massage As A Back-Pain Killer

A regular massage is often considered to be a treat, rather than a necessity. Most people believe that having a massage is good for aches and pains, or can help if they’ve overdone the exercise. Not everybody realizes that massage therapy is also a powerful painkiller that can even be used to help people with back problems to reduce the amount of medication they must take.… Read the rest

What Kind of Massage Should YOU Get?

What Kind of Massage Should YOU Get?

What’s the Best Massage for You?

Sometimes it can be confusing – you know you’re stressed and everybody tells you that you need a good massage, but what type of massage should you get? There are so many types of massage, how do you know which one will suit you?… Read the rest

I’ve never tried reflexology – what can I expect?

I’ve never tried reflexology – what can I expect?

There’s nothing to be nervous about when you have your first reflexology session; it’s a gentle, safe therapy that’s designed to relax and re-balance your body. You don’t need to undress for a reflexology session – you will only need to remove your shoes and socks so that the therapist can get to work on the soles of your feet.… Read the rest

How Often Should You Get A Massage?

How Often Should You Get A Massage?

Every day! Well, maybe that’s not practical, even though it would be nice. This is one of the most common questions clients ask about massage therapy, and it really all depends on WHY you get massages. Do you get massages for health benefits? Or, to help you relax and handle the stress of everyday life?… Read the rest