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You don’t have to hop on a treadmill to build endurance, flexibility, and strength—how about gardening? Turns out, 30 minutes of this popular hobby works your muscles and can burn about 150 calories. Find out how tending to your plants and veggies can really help you break a sweat.

You don’t have to hop on a treadmill to build endurance, flexibility, and strength—how about gardening? Turns out, 30 minutes of this popular hobby …

Gardening

Exercises to Strengthen the Sacroiliac Joint

If you have pain in your lower back or down the back of your thighs, there's a good chance you would benefit from strengthening muscles around your …

Workouts

Battling Pill Fatigue, Military Veterans Turn to Massage, CST and Reflexology for PTSD Relief

U.S. Army veteran Erika Quinn suffers from severe PTSD and depression—and she is finding relief from a program that offers affordable integrative …

Mental Health

Discrimination Against Massage Therapists - Yes It's Real!

Massage therapy is a unique profession with a unique history. Massage therapists have in many ways faced an uphill battle over the years to <b>gain</b> …

Massage Therapy

The Best Pressure Points to Treat Headaches

Experiencing the pain and discomfort of a headache is incredibly common. If you’re looking for a more natural way to treat your headache, you may …

Massage Therapy

Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, Straw-Bale Gardening | Gardener's Supply

Tomato seedlings transplanted into straw bales, which are set up on a concrete driveway. The plants are dwarf varieties, a good choice for bales. …

Gardening

Do Massage Therapists Need A Rebrand?

Some men, regardless of how assertively I state that I am not that kind of massage therapist, can get pretty pushy or aggressive<p>Pixabay<p>Image via …

Alternative Medicine

Did You Know that Touch Can Provide Relief from Seasonal Allergies?

Now that spring is here, many of your clients are probably suffering from seasonal allergies.<p>How can hands-on work help them?<p>Many of our clients …

Alternative Medicine

Does manual therapy improve pain and function in patients with plantar fasciitis? A systematic review

The aim of this study was to assess if manual therapy (MT) in the treatment of plantar fasciitis (PF) patients improves pain and function more …

Tips For Growing Better Tomatoes

How to Grow Bigger, Better Tasting Tomatoes<p>Learning how to grow bigger, better tomatoes… Whether you are a beginner at growing vegetables or a Master …

How to Cure Yourself of Starving Healer Syndrome

There is a silent killer in the massage profession.<p>This destroyer of dreams has been responsible for massage therapists’ low income averages, …

Nebraska Stops Horsing Around, Legalizes Massage Therapy For Horses

Life in the Cornhusker State may soon get a lot less stressful. Thanks to a newly signed bill, Nebraskans will no longer need a time-consuming license to massage cats, dogs or horses. While it may sound like a <i>Portlandia</i> sketch, animal massage therapy can relieve tension, boost range of motion and …

Licensing

Early Girl, Cherokee Purple or Sweet 100? Readers share their tomato successes

We recently asked garden experts Scott Daigre, Mark Anderson and Yvonne Savio to share their favorite tomatoes and comment on the debate over hybrid versus heirloom varieties. Now it's your turn. Readers wrote to us from all over California as well as Washington state and Louisiana to share their …

Plant These 19 Fruits & Veggies In Your Garden And See Them Coming Back Year After Year

Growing your staple produce in your own home garden is always a rewarding activity. Yet, many home-owners put off this laborious task at the start of …

Gardening

The 5 best stretches to counter all your desk sitting

If you have a desk job, you’re kinda screwed. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who work in these …

Yoga

Tissue Loading For Acute Injuries « The Massage Therapist Development Centre

As we grow in our careers, there is a lot that can change.<p>If you’re keeping up with new research and promoting an evidence-based practice, the things …

A lot of people swear kinesiology tape works, but science can't explain why

If you’re a fan of the Olympics or professional sports, you’ve probably seen athletes wearing patterns of brightly colored tape over their skin. Skillfully plastered over muscles and joints, this “kinesiology” tape bends and puckers with movement, and gives athletes a “super elite” appearance: the …

Massage Therapy

You Asked: Do Massages Have Real Health Benefits?

Go looking for proof that a massage will improve your health, and you’ll have no trouble finding research to back you up. From easing muscle soreness …

Massage Mysteries Solved: 15 Answers to Your Secret Spa Questions

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get a massage.<p>Who wouldn’t love a massage, especially on vacation? From pampering your whole body …

Cabo San Lucas

The Best Stretch for Every Tight Spot in Your Body

Even if you're not doing soul-crushing workouts on the daily, it's likely you feel cramped, sore, or stiff more often than not. Think about it: Most …

How to get medical insurance to cover massage therapy

Caitlin Merriman, LMT<p>Health and Wellness<p>Integrative Medicine<p>For many people suffering from ongoing pain, massage therapy is an important component of …

Being Nude at the Spa

Spa nudity can cause some anxiety and confusion, especially if you're going for the first time. The biggest questions seem to swirl around nudity, …

With Ashiatsu, You Hold Your Client in Your Two Feet

Ashiatsu—massage performed with the feet—is growing in popularity.<p>Spas across the country are offering this barefoot miracle.<p>Although the use of …

This simple face massage makes you look younger in 90 seconds

More than a decade ago, exercise physiologist Sue Hitzmann developed a quick self-massage series on the face and neck to help clients with chronic …

Five organic mulches to use

Mulching different areas of the garden comes with a host of benefits; feeding plants, smothering small annual weeds and improving the structure of …

DIY Fire Pit Ideas + Buying Options for Non-DIYers

126 Shares<p>A DIY fire pit can transform a basic backyard into an awesome hangout space. There are also some stylish and affordable fire pits you can …

When forcing cut branches to flower, here's how long it takes to see blooms

I have been pruning in my garden and wonder if I can bring in some branches and get them to flower. If so, how should I proceed?<p><i>— Calli Jackson, Highland Park</i><p>Spring-flowering trees and shrubs such as lilacs and crabapples form their flower buds in late summer or fall before the plants go dormant …

How to Build a Shed on the Cheap

Printable plans and a materials list show you how to build a shed that's dollar-savvy and full of storage.<p>Click the links below to download the …

Woodworking

Composting 101

It’s not just for people in the sticks anymore: Composting is great for all gardeners because it improves soil, which in turn prevents plant …

Pro Football Players Testify to CranioSacral Therapy’s Ability to Address Concussion and CTE

The word concussion typically comes to mind when you think of traumatic events such as car accidents.<p>But for professional athletes, especially those …