Integrative Health Care Articles

Massage therapy for older adults helps improve balance

Massage therapy for older adults is a promising way to help them retain health and independence. Older adults who received an hour-long massage once a week for six weeks showed significant improvements in balance, neurological and cardiovascular…

What is cupping therapy?

Cupping therapy is a form of deep massage, affecting the body up to four inches into the tissues. Using heat or suction, cupping massage creates a partial vacuum that helps tissues release toxins, activate and clear blood vessels and promote…

Massage for Fibromyalgia brings relief

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Fibromyalgia is a frustrating syndrome. People with fibromyalgia suffer from generalized pain, rigid joints and at times overwhelming fatigue. Performing basic activities becomes difficult. Trigger points, or areas of intense tenderness, make…

What is Ashiatsu?

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Have you ever seen photographs or video footage of a therapist walking on a client’s back, using overhead bars and straps as support? That is Ashiatsu, a powerful and effective form of massage therapy that is one of our offerings here at Ha.Le'…

Massage for PTSD creates space for healing

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PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is commonly associated with soldiers and other people in war-torn areas but it doesn’t take a war to manifest. Massage for PTSD is a powerful treatment form. Any sort of prolonged chronic stress, from…

Massage for knee arthritis eases pain

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Cartilage is our friend. Protective cartilage on the ends of our bones cushions the bones and allows easy movement. Over time, though, this firm yet slippery tissue wears down, and the rough surface creates friction. Friction creates pain.…