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 […]

5 Questions of Self Reflection

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COVID-19 may not be taking a break for the holidays, but… This holiday season may be filled with mixed emotions. For many, the “loss” of the holiday season can cause depression and extra stress on top of a very anxiety-inducing year. COVID-19 may not be taking a break for the holidays, but it’s important that […]

How Gratitude Affects the Mind and Body

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This time of year is a favorite for many. It’s a time where everyone is reflecting on the events of the year and how grateful they are for their health, life, family, and friends. With this year being universally the toughest for many with COVID-19 and everything that came along with it, you might find […]

Now, gratitude is more important than ever…

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Gratitude – the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. During a difficult time, gratitude is more important than ever. Research shows that gratitude can help us cope with traumatic events, regulate our negative emotions, improve our well-being and even boost our immune systems! And the best thing gratitude […]

Relaxation is Part of Therapy

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Most Americans equate massage therapy to relaxation. Many consider it an added bonus; however, the relaxation aspect is actually an important part of the Massage session. Whether you’re getting a massage for the sole purpose of relaxing, or the main goal for your massage session is therapeutic or medical, you can benefit from all the […]