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How Massage Therapy Helps Cure Ailments

young woman enjoying back massage in beauty spa salon

Massage therapy has an extensive history among cultures around the world, with its first references appearing in writings from ancient civilizations like China, India and Egypt. In Greece, Hippocrates once even defined medicine as “the art of rubbing.” And considering your skin is the largest organ on your body, it’s no wonder why it’s so beneficial.

It wasn’t until the mid-19th century when two American physicians introduced massage to the United States after studying it in Sweden. Although scientific and technological medical advances during the 1930s and 1940s took center stage, massage became popular again in the 1970s and continues to be of use today for a number of health-related purposes, including the treatment of pain, stress and depression.

Massage Therapist vs. Physical Therapist: The Differences

Although massage and physical therapists use the same techniques, each is categorized as its own separate profession. In fact, besides the use of massage and educating their patients about exercise, the two occupations hardly have anything in common. That said, here are the key differences between a massage and a physical therapist.

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Hiring a Personal Stylist = Winning

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Does a personal stylist seem excessive to you? Maybe it’s not so much when you consider how much our physical appearance affects the way we perceive ourselves. It’s common for people to latch onto a comfortable style and not budge for years, sometimes decades.. If this sounds familiar to you, it’s probably time for a big change.

Reality TV is big business. It’s true that Kim Kardashian looks like a million bucks. It is because she has a team of people working for her to ensure that she does. While you probably could not imagine going to hair and makeup after your morning shower, a personal stylist is the average person’s secret weapon.

What Is a Personal Stylist?

In basic terms, a personal stylist helps you develop and implement your image. How do you want people to see you? What makes you feel the most authentic and comfortable?

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Yoga History: A Story of Flexibility of Both Mind and Body

yoga, wheel pose

Although it’s become as trendy to take part in a spinning or Pilates class, the practice of yoga dates back thousands of years. To understand its history and appreciate what it can do for both your mind and body, it’s important to learn about its origins, key principles and how they can benefit you today. Let’s take a closer look at its history and how this ancient practice can help you overcome stress and build a happier mind, body and soul.

The Origin of Yoga: A Spiritual and Meditative Journey

Although historians still debate its origins, the term has been discovered in ancient India’s earliest known scripts the Vedas, which date back to 1500 BCE. These ancient scripts are considered the oldest writings of Hinduism and Sanskrit literature. During the Vedic period, ascetic Vedic priests performed sacrifices in poses that some historians also believe were precursors to the yoga poses people perform today.

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