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 […]

All About Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a unique form of massage therapy that uses heated stones to relax and soothe the mind and body. These flat and smooth stones are placed on various places on the body in order to warm those tense muscles, making it easier for the massage therapist to work out any tightness or […]

How Your Desk Job Is Impacting Your Body

— According to recent findings, while many occupations in the past 50 years involved “moderate” physical activity the current job layout is extensively sedentary “desk jobs”.  It is estimated that now 80% are these “desk jobs” involve minimal activity. With the workforce being essentially tied to their desks, the epidemic of neck and shoulder pain is […]

What are the Benefits of Salt Scrubs?

FIRST, A LITTLE ABOUT SALTS… Sea Salt has natural relaxing and soothing properties. Unlike the processed product you find in your salt shaker, sea salt maintains its natural minerals. The minerals in sea salt, (potassium, iron and zinc) have a neutralizing effect on acids in the body. Epsom salts, like sea salt, also contain beneficial […]