Integrative Health Care Blog

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Massage for Fibromyalgia brings relief

Fibromyalgia is a frustrating syndrome. People with fibromyalgia suffer from generalized pain, rigid joints and at times overwhelming fatigue. Performing basic activities becomes difficult. Trigger points, or areas of intense tenderness, make matters worse, both...

What is Ashiatsu?

Have you ever seen photographs or video footage of a therapist walking on a client’s back, using overhead bars and straps as support? That is Ashiatsu, a powerful and effective form of massage therapy that is one of our offerings here at Ha.Le' Mind and Body. In...

Massage for knee arthritis eases pain

Cartilage is our friend. Protective cartilage on the ends of our bones cushions the bones and allows easy movement. Over time, though, this firm yet slippery tissue wears down, and the rough surface creates friction. Friction creates pain. The pain intensifies when...

Acupressure Improves Insomnia

A simple acupressure intervention, pressure applied to a point on each wrist, improved sleep for residents with insomnia in a long-term care facility during a five-week study. The study involved 50 residents of two facilities in Taiwan who were randomly assigned to a...