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Scientific Studies on the Many Benefits of Massage

You know that a massage feels good. But are you aware of all the benefits of a good massage? An April 19, 2014 Huffington Post article recaps recent several scientific studies that prove what we massage therapists have long known to be true. Clients who have one or more massage treatments often give us feedback about their: Continue reading

Chronicles of Student Clinic: When Everything Hurts

Massage Therapy certification requires students to practice and fine-tune their new skills by fulfilling a set number Student Clinic hours with real clients. That phase of learning often teaches us more than we expect. Here’s a Student Clinic story that was shared with us… Continue reading

Your Success Story

How did it feel when you were helped???  How has massage therapy or another type of bodywork changed your life? You’ve read some of our stories of healing and inspiration, and there are more to come. We want to hear about your experiences, and others do too!  Share your story here and help us to help the world, one person at a time.  

This one is from a recent client who came to CHAI for massage therapy: Continue reading

The Ripple Effect

A Therapist’s Story:

Sometimes we are privileged to witness the effects of our good deeds in a timely manner. Other times, we may think our efforts have been in vain.

Stooped over and in pain from a lower back injury that happened a few weeks before at the gym, a woman in her late 60’s hobbled into my office. She had consulted traditional medical doctors, but had not found relief from the pain or the ability to walk upright.  A mutual friend had referred her to my bodywork practice. This was her first introduction to alternative healthcare and she was skeptical to say the least. Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Giving Help

At Thanksgiving, many of us are thinking about all of the wonderful aspects of our lives and expressing gratitude in lots of different ways. Hopefully the day will be spent with loved ones, family and friends and maybe consuming lots of food (healthy, of course!) in appreciation of great abundance. Or perhaps you’ll spend the day in service of others who are in need, and not as fortunate as you. Continue reading

Beyond pain relief, massage is valuable for preventive care

The Summer 2013 edition of Body Sense Magazine has some great things to say about Massage Therapy as preventative maintenance:
“Massage Therapy is highly effective for pain relief, but it is an amazing preventive therapy as well. Massage helps build and maintain a healthy body (and mind), it combats stress, and it works to keep the immune system strong. In short, massage can keep on working for you, even after the pain is gone.” Continue reading