Massage Therapy for Inflammation After Exercise!

Massage Therapy for Inflammation After Exercise!

The Case for Massage Post-Exercise

Longer and warmer days offer the perfect backdrop to dust off the running shoes and embark on a new fitness goal. One unwanted side effect is increased muscle soreness. The good news is that integrating massage therapy into your health and wellness routine can help alleviate some discomfort.

In fact, research indicates that massage therapy reduces inflammation of skeletal muscle acutely damaged through exercise. The study, conducted by the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and McMaster University in Ontario, provides evidence for the benefits of massage therapy for those with musculoskeletal injuries and potentially for those with inflammatory disease, according to the lead author of the research.

  •  The study found evidence at the cellular level that massage therapy may affect inflammation in a way similar to anti-inflammatory medications.
  • The researchers “found that massage activated the mechanotransduction signaling pathways focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and extracellular signal–regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2), potentiated mitochondrial biogenesis signaling [nuclear peroxisome proliferator–activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (PGC-1α)], and mitigated the rise in nuclear factor κB (NFκB) (p65) nuclear accumulation caused by exercise-induced muscle trauma.”1

Get the full story in AMTA’s Research Roundup »

Happy Fall Y’all!

Thanks so much for taking the time to get the FULL scoop on our offerings!  We hope you are looking forward to the cooler temps, football games and upcoming holidays. Here is our scoop…

  • Fall into Savings! 
    1. Buy a gift certificate online and receive 15% bonus! For example, buy a 60 minute gift certificate now for $70 (expires within a year) and we’ll give you $10.50 in an additional gift certificate for you or anyone else to use within 6 months. Never before offered in our history. Good through Oct. 31st. Get one now!
    2. All 60 minute massages with Kelly in Hartsville are only $60!
    3. All 60 minute massages with Slynda and Christel in Florence are only $60! 
    4. For all the specials, book online or simply mention this promotion when booking on the phone. Must bring in a digital or hard copy of this page for your appt.
  • kelly_bullard_smKelly Bullard is a Certified Personal Trainer! Whoo-wee! Congrats Kelly!  She has earned her Masters in Exercise Physiology and took this extra step to become certified, too. She is an avid runner that has competed in the Boston Marathon and qualified for 2014 as well. Allow our licensed and educated personal trainers to help you start and/or be successful with your fitness plan. You will be assessed for cardiorespiratory, strength and mobility function. Measurements of height, weight and body girth can be taken as baseline data to track your improvement. This information provides us with the foundation to help you create your S.M.A.R.T. health and wellness goals. It is essential that you have a thorough understanding of safe and effective exercise. Start your health and fitness regimen with Kelly and book a personal training session! Call us if you have any questions. We partner with Fitness World Gyms and you do not need to be a member for personal training.
  •  Christel picPlease welcome Christel Robinson, LMT #8192, is from Lumberton, NC and moved to Florence in 2012. In 2007, she graduated from Miller Motte College in Massage Therapy and has been utilizing her skills ever since. She enjoys spending time with her family, shopping and traveling.

 

  • Workplace WellnessAre you ready for a healthier and happier workplace? Ever thought about having chair massage available where you work? Health and wellness consulting may be exactly what your workplace needs to begin or improve upon your employee health program. Visit The Body Works! for more info.

 

  • Truestar Health: You have free, online access to better your health and well-being with Truestar Health. Create custom Nutrition, Exercise, Vitamins, Attitude and Sleep plans in a matter of minutes. All ages and health concerns are welcome. Simply LOG IN and away you go. Truestar has plenty of giveaways and incentives to keep you healthy, too. Just try it and see!

Many blessings, The Body Works! Team

Merry Gift-mas Giveaway!

MERRY GIFT-MAS GIVEAWAY!

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You can give and receive a gift of health this year with TMandB. Give the gift of health for that special someone or to add to your wishlist with a gift certificate of therapeutic massage. Make it easy and order online. We also offer organic soaps and candles and vitamins from Truestar Health.

You can receive a gift of health by entering our Merry Gift-mas Giveaway where you could win a free Monthly Massage for a Year (2014) plus other great gifts. This year we are accepting donations for extra entries into the Giveaway, too. Listed below are easy steps to take to earn more entries, too. Ready to enter? Click here!

Easy ways to earn more entries:

  1. Donate. New, unwrapped toys which will be donated to Toys for Tots. Canned goods/non-perishable items which will be donated to The Manna House. Gently used clothing which will be donated to Salvation Army.
  2. Like Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, LLC on Facebook. This is mandatory and you will be counted if you have already liked our site. If you do not have a Facebook account, see below.
  3. Share the Merry Gift-mas Giveaway with your Facebook friends. Just click on “Share” on our Facebook page post. This is where you will be able to rack up your entries. You receive one entry for every friend with whom you share the Giveaway. Just enter the total number of shares in the appropriate Rafflecopter field.
  4. Comment on TMandB’s Facebook page about the Merry Gift-mas Giveaway.
  5. Like the Merry Gift-mas Giveaway blog or Facebook posts.
  6. Leave a comment at the end of this blog post.
  7. Follow @TMandB on Twitter. You will be counted if you are already following @TMandB.
  8. Tweet about the Giveaway.
  9. Create Truestar profile where you can access free, customized nutrition, exercise, vitamin, attitude and sleep profiles.
  10. Pay for an appointment or gift certificate before 2014.
  11. Book online now!

To start, please ENTER HERE or click on the Rafflecopter Giveaway tab located next to the Book 24/7 tab on the TMandB Facebook timeline. It is so easy! Just enter some basic information and increase your chances of winning by completing one or all of the other entry points to earn more entries for the Giveaway. Rafflecopter helps you complete all of these with a couple of clicks.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can still enter the Giveaway. We will be keeping a master tally of all the entries and will hand enter non-Facebook users into the Giveaway.

Rafflecopter will help tally the results and choose the winner. The winner will be announced January 9th and their name posted on public sites. All winners must be local (Florence or Hartsville). Grand Prize: Monthly Massage for a Year (2014) winner will receive a 30minute massage every month of 2014.  That person can choose to combine their sessions into 60 minutes for 6 months, if they like. They may also gift their monthly massage to someone. Each massage must be completed during that month and may not be carried over into the next month unless for unforeseen circumstances. Runner Up: A free 60 minute massage. Third Winner: Free initial personal training session from The Body Works! LLC (partnered with TMandB). Fourth Winner: Free upgraded service on any massage appointment.

Thank you so much for choosing Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, LLC to benefit your health and well-being. We hope you enjoy the Merry Gift-mas Giveaway and if you have any questions, please call 843-413-5172 or email [email protected].