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Massage Aha!

Professional therapeutic massage therapy in Kansas City, MO by Aaron Harris, BCTMB

Lymphatic System

Post-surgical Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Regular post-surgical lymphatic drainage massage can be one of the most therapeutic ways you can reduce swelling, promote healing, and aligning scar tissue. I’ve been having weekly lymphatic massages with Aaron for several weeks now and would highly recommend him!

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (Winter Blues)

Massage for the Winter Blues

Spring is almost here. But at this time of year, many people are experiencing some winter blues. WebMD reviewed more than a dozen studies that revealed how massage can fight depression by lowering cortisol levels. Cortisol is the body’s response

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Pop Art Heart

Massage and Heart Health

February is American Heart month, so let’s explore the ways in which massage can protect and improve your heart health and help you recover from a stroke. Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of men and women in the United

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Getting back on the treadmill as part of your new fitness routine.

How to Ease Back into a Fitness Routine

It’s the new year, and your local gym is seeing a massive influx of clients who have made regular exercise one of their New Year’s resolutions. Again. Whether it’s been weeks, months, or years since you’ve last stuck to a

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60 minutes of massage has benefits equal to 7-8 hours of sleep.

Get Some Sleep with a Massage

The importance of sleep to your physical well-being can not be overstated. Many of your former bad habits or prolonged issues can be linked to a lack of sleep. Massage has been proven to improve sleep. The risk of obesity

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black and white image of the soles of two feet

Plantar Fasciitis vs Plantar Fasciosis

You woke up this morning and jumped out of bed and triggered a searing pain in your foot that brought tears to your eyes. “Ouch,” you cry, “my plantar fasciitis is back!” Not so fast: you might have plantar fasciosis

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Anatomy of the Glenohumeral Joint

Don’t Shoulder the Pain

The shoulder is an interlocking system of bones, joints, cartilage, tendons and fluid that allows us to lift anything from a pen to a child. But unfortunately, this complicated system is also vulnerable to injury, pain, overwork or even just

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Reduce holiday stress: make a snow angel.

3 Tips for Overcoming Holiday Stress

While it’s called the “season of joy,” this time of year can be busy and taxing. Research shows that massage therapy can help relieve stress and improve your overall health this holiday season and all year-round. 3 Ways to Cope With Holiday

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Foot Massage

Foot Massage for Surgical Pain and Anxiety

A recent study has shown a reduction in pain intensity for patients who received regular foot massage after undergoing surgery. Patients and doctors are rightly concerned about the over-prescription of opioids for pain relief. While there are some circumstances in

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