Should You Try Hot Stones?

Massage therapy is a great tool for relaxation and healing. Hot stones are commonly used to supplement muscle relaxation. Even if you routinely visit a massage therapist, introducing hot stones may take your experience to the next level. Most people are hesitant to try hot stones because they either believe they have no benefits, or […]

5 Myths About Massage Therapy

What do you think about massage therapy? There are plenty of myths and misconceptions floating around that might have put you off getting a massage in the past, but we’re here to put them to bed once and for all. It will hurt If you have a low tolerance for pain, then don’t assume that […]

What is Cupping?

  There are a variety of different massage techniques that help you feel more relaxed and provide you with lots of physical benefits. One of the more unusual therapies you might have seen is cupping therapy. If you’re not sure what cupping is and how it works, then read on to learn all about it. […]

Reflexology 101

  Reflexology is one of the many types of massages that we offer at Moonstone Massage, but not everyone really understands what it is. So, let’s get to know a bit more about reflexology so you can see if it is right for you. What is reflexology? The roots of reflexology can be traced back […]

Massage for peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to the peripheral nerves. Your peripheral nerves are what sends signals from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. When these are damaged, you can feel stabbing, tingling or burning pain. It all depends on which nerves are damaged as to where and what the […]

The benefits of massage for sciatica

If you have ever suffered from sciatica, you know that it can make you extremely uncomfortable. The shooting pain that can start in your back and work its way through your glute and down your leg can make almost any position painful. Walking, laying down or even sitting can cause pain. It’s rarely found in […]

What is aromatherapy?

With every massage given at Moonstone Massage Therapy here in Winston-Salem, we offer aromatherapy. While this is a complimentary addition to each massage, we felt that perhaps some of our readers would be interested in what that truly means. Aromatherapy is something that many take part in during their day to day lives without ever […]

Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia mostly affects women and can cause chronic pain, fatigue, and other symptoms, like migraines. Fibromyalgia has affected approximately 5 million Americans, according to the NIAMSD. Women are affected much more than men by a 9:1 ratio. The main age range when fibromyalgia is diagnosed is between 20 and 50. While you should always follow […]