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At Happy Head, we believe massage is more than a relaxing pass-time, and we’d like to share with you the many reasons why. Amongst our great resource articles, you’ll be sure to find a wealth of information about all types of massage techniques and the many benefits of each. Also, find tips, gift ideas, and more!

What Are Massage Oils and What Benefits Do They Offer? >>

Massage therapist putting massage oil in their hand for use on a massage client

When you’re getting a massage, you might have noticed your massage therapist will often apply oil to their hands before the massage. This substance is massage oil, which offers many benefits for massage clients. Commercial massage oils are often broken down between carrier and essential oils. Within those two groups, there are specific oils like […]

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6 of the Most Common Massage Therapy Techniques >>

Massage therapist pressing his hands on a woman on a massage table

When you’re getting a massage, you probably don’t pay too much attention to how your massage therapist is applying pressure to your body. What you may not have realized is your massage therapist isn’t just doing things at random. Massage therapists are trained in various massage styles, strokes, and techniques to address the needs of […]

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5 Common Fears First-Time Massage Clients May Have >>

Woman in green sweater biting her nails

First-time massage clients can often be intimidated by the idea of getting a massage. You don’t quite know what to expect, which can leave you feeling anxious. Some first-time massage clients might feel uncomfortable with having a stranger touch their body. Others might be concerned about doing something embarrassing like passing gas. Either way, these […]

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Anxiety Management: How Often Should I Get a Massage for Anxiety? >>

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Anxiety and anxiety disorders seem more widespread than ever before. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. It’s estimated that 40 million adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder, yet only around a third seek treatment. Treating and managing anxiety isn’t […]

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What to Do and Not Do After Getting a Deep Tissue Massage >>

Man getting a deep tissue massage on a massage table

A deep tissue massage can provide many benefits. For example, it’s a great opportunity to rid of muscle spasms, alleviate back and neck pain, and relieve stress. While getting a deep tissue massage is one thing, there are some precautions you need to take after you get a deep tissue massage. There are several dos […]

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