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What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for therapeutic or medical purposes. Essential oils are basically plant extracts. They’re made by steaming or pressing various parts of a plant (flowers, bark, leaves or fruit) to capture the compounds that produce...

The Power of Touch in Healing Grief and How Massages Help

Reprint of Article by Marla Cantrell, published on Inside Fort Smith  Expert Tiffany Diaz-Linam discusses how massage can help those who are grieving The phone rings at a blindingly late hour. On the other end of the line is someone telling you to get to the hospital....

Massage Therapy for Sports and Fitness Lovers

Turns out massage isn’t just a luxury you splurge on at the spa. It can also seriously boost your workouts so you’re getting the results you want.  The Benefits of Sports Massage: Vigorous exercise causes tiny tears in muscle fibers, leading to an immune...

What is touch therapy and 5 reasons why you need it.

Touch Therapy is a type of therapeutic treatment in which the therapist physically touches the subject in a specific way, including various forms of massage. Touch is the first of the senses to develop in infants, and it remains perhaps the most emotionally central...

How Massage can Combat Symptoms of PTSD

How Massage can Combat Symptoms of PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is the most widely recognized trauma-related mental health issue. It has been estimated that 70% of the adults in the US have experienced a trauma severe enough to result in PTSD. These...

Importance of Physical Touch to Improve Wellness

With all the latest “headlines” in the media about inappropriate touching and sexual harassment allegations, it seems that any type of touching is taboo these days. But this practice may be hurting us more than we know. Touch is truly fundamental to human...

How does a barefoot massage feel?

Ewww Feet! Glad we got that out of the way. This is often the first response someone has about barefoot massage – until they try it! The advantage to working by foot is not only the amount of pressure I can use, but the comfort level of the client receiving that...

Why Ashiatsu Portable Floor Bars Work Great For Massage

We were super excited to see the online article published by Massage Magazine that showcases the portable bars we manufacture. Although the use of overhead bars works well for practicing Ashiatsu, it isn’t a practical solution for everyone. Massage therapists made...

Here’s The Scoop On Your Poop: Is Your Body Healthy?

Every living thing eats; so everyone poops. If we actually stop and take a look in the toilet bowl … our poop can be a very real indication of our overall health. It’s one of the few reminders we get about our health on a (hopefully) daily basis and yet, we don’t pay...