Sciatica: What is it and How Massage can help

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Sciatica is the term used to refer to pain along the sciatic nerve, which extends from your lower back, through your hips and buttocks, and down both legs . The sciatic nerve branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Sciatica is a condition that occurs when this nerve, […]

The Power of Self Reflection

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Sometimes, you need to just stop and ponder……. “Self-reflection may help you attain greater motivation or identify your goals. It can make you feel content and calm you down. It can assist organization and planning, and can even be the action that starts a major change in your life.” Self-reflection helps you look at yourself […]

CELL PHONE ELBOW, TEXTING THUMB & TECH NECK

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Overuse and misuse of cellular phones and other electronic devices are putting a strain on our bodies and causing repetitive stress injuries (RSI). Cell Phone Elbow: Cell phone elbow is derived from constant stress on the elbow and its surrounding structures. Posture plays a role in the impairment of the elbow from cell phone operation. […]

Healthy Ways Getting a Massage Benefits Your Entire Body

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Relaxation isn’t only about peace of mind or enjoying a hobby. Relaxation is a process that decreases the effects of stress on your mind and body. Relaxation techniques can help you cope with everyday stress and with stress related to various health problems, such as heart disease and pain. And although massage is great for […]

The Best Ways to Strengthen your Immune System

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Its winter and with the old weather comes cold and flu season. Add to that Covid 19, so keeping your immune system functioning at its best is crucial. The healthier your habits, the healthier your immune system. While our immune system has evolved to be extremely resilient there is a lot you can do to […]

How does Vitamin D help you?

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Your body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. You can also get it through certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in your blood. Vitamin D has several important functions. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as […]

Reasons why YOU need a Massage

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Massage may feel like a luxury, but it is actually a sound investment in your health. Too often we give to others and push aside the notion that we are worthy of care too. Here are 10 reasons why YOU need a massage: 1. It is not a Luxury. Massage has long been framed as […]

12 Days of Taking Care of You!

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When the holidays roll around, self-care often takes a back seat. When you take care of you, you can better take care for others. Here are 12 days of Holiday Self-care that can help you find peace in the bustle. 1. Deep Breathing – Set your timer for 3 minutes and focus on deep breathing. […]

Giving Tuesday – Supporting Salem Causes

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Giving Tuesday is a day when non-profits vie for your attention and generosity. This year a lot of the “annual” fundraisers have been cancelled and the important work these groups do in the community is being challenged. At Body & Soul Massage part of our mission is to do good in the community donating our […]

Stay Local 2020 – Shop and Dine in Salem this Season!

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At Body & Soul Massage we are all about Community. For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. When you shop local you are supporting your neighbor, investing in entrepreneurship and ensuring a strong community.  This year, more than ever we hope you will shop local. Here is […]