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Massage Aha!

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

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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$35 off Gift Certificates for Massage

Give the Gift of a Massage

Do you know someone who is particularly hard to shop for? A massage gift certificate might be the perfect solution. Right now, I’m offering a $35 discount on one-hour massage certificates. Choose from a Swedish, Deep Tissue, or Shiatsu style

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Massage Gift Certificates Available

Why Massages Make the Best Gifts

While I might be slightly biased, I truly believe that giving the gift of massage is one of the best presents you can give. Especially during the holidays. Here are some reasons why a massage is a great gift for

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Talk During a Massage?

Many clients wonder if they should talk during their massage. The answer is it’s totally up to you. Here are some things to think about: At the beginning of a massage treatment, it is beneficial to close your eyes and

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Aaron Harris, CMT

Why I Became a Massage Therapist

I have had a ton of unusual experiences in my career. I’ve had a lot of jobs. So answering the question, “Why did you become a massage therapist?” becomes a convoluted and lengthy story. I really wanted to go medical

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Ways to Manage Stress

Don’t let the pressures of balancing work, family, and daily life get you down. Here are some ways you can help yourself manage stress: Book Regular Massages – Massage therapy counteracts the unhealthy level of physical, psychological, and emotional stress

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Low Back Pain

Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain

One of the most common complaints I’ve seen in my many years as a massage therapist is stiffness and pain in a client’s low back. Thankfully, massage therapy is one of the most effective treatments for low back pain. Identifying

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How NOT to Book an Appointment

Look folks, I’m a pretty reasonable guy. I try to remain professional and I return calls as quickly as I can, despite the fact that I really hate talking on the phone. The following is a prime example of how

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hand grip strength is required to hold a dumbbell

Improve Grip Strength With Massage

Massage therapy can significantly improve hand grip strength and endurance according to a recent study. How often do you grip items doing your daily activities? How many doors have you opened today? Did you drive anywhere? How easy was it

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Corporate employees

Chair Massage for Employees

Providing a chair massage program for your employees can improve office morale, reduce stress, and increase productivity. Reduce Stress with Chair Massage Stress is a major factor in employee absenteeism. According to the American Institute of Stress and the American

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