Summer Sizzling Special

Posted by Mary Barry on Jul 17, 2013

Beat the heat and stress plus boost your health for an unbeatable price.

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Your Facebook discount gets you a:
One hour massage for $45.00
Half hour massage for $25.00
90 minute massage for $65.00
(schedule your massages before August 31st and enjoy $10 off)
(cannot be combined with other offers)


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Massage And Exercise – a natural pair

Posted by Mary Barry on Jan 18, 2013

According to Ann Blair Kennedy, Massage Therapy Foundation Trustee, many studies prove massage and exercise to be a natural pair. Miss Kennedy references studies from Journal of Pain and British Journal of Sports Medicine….read more: http://bit.ly/VQdRax


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Holiday Gifts From The Heart

Posted by Mary Barry on Dec 11, 2012

Thank You……. Thank You…….. Thank  You

Typical reactions on opening a Massage Gift:
1. Screams of delight
2. “You are so thoughtful”
3. Hugs of joy
4. “Wow! This is the best gift ever”
5. Jumping up and down
6. “Goodbye stress…..Hello a new relaxed me”

Typical comments after using a Massage Gift:
1. “That was the best gift ever”
2. “I’ve never felt so relaxed and stress free”
3. “Your caring gift alleviated my headaches”
4. “I feel I’ve been given a new body”
5. “Can’t believe I feel no more aches or soreness”
6. “Your kind gift relieved my neck and back pain”

Convenient ways to purchase a gift certificate:

Gift certificates can be:

  • Mailed directly to you or the recipient
  • Picked up at our office: 106 West Grove St. Middleboro

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Hospitals Embrace Massage

Posted by Mary Barry on Sep 18, 2012

An increasing number of hospitals offer massage therapy to patients
read more……http://bit.ly/QiGVSN


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Arthritis: Massage an alternative to surgery

Posted by Mary Barry on Jun 14, 2012

Dr. Adam Perlman of Duke University launched a pilot study on massage for knee osteoarthritis. Patients who had massages twice a week for a month and then once a week for another month, had less pain, better range of motion and faster walking speeds. Read more…http://bit.ly/MRJBYB


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Massage Effective For Osteoarthritis and Inflammation

Posted by Mary Barry on May 22, 2012

EVANSTON, Ill., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A growing body of evidence shows massage therapy can be effective for a variety of prevalent health conditions, including the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee, inflammation after exercise, chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia. Massage is rapidly becoming recognized as an important part of health and wellness, and research compiled by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) indicates some of what takes place in the body during massage therapy.

The Pain of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Research(1) supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows 60-minute sessions of Swedish massage once a week for those with osteoarthritis of the knee significantly reduced their pain. This study, which involved a total group of 125 subjects over an eight-week period, is the latest published research study indicating the benefits of massage therapy for those with osteoarthritis of the knee.

Inflammation After Exercise

Research(2) through the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ohio indicates massage therapy reduces inflammation of skeletal muscle acutely damaged through exercise. The study provides evidence for the benefits of massage therapy for those with musculoskeletal injuries and potentially for those with inflammatory disease. Specifically, evidence at the cellular level showed massage therapy may affect inflammation in a way similar to anti-inflammatory medications.

“This is a new type of research, which can lead to more information on how massage affects muscle,” said AMTA President Cynthia Ribeiro. “We encourage more research on the benefits of massage therapy and how and why massage produces the benefits indicated by research.”

The American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) is a professional association of more than 56,000 members. AMTA professional members have demonstrated a level of skill and knowledge through education and/or testing and must meet continuing education requirements to retain membership. AMTA provides information about massage therapy to the public and works to improve the professional climate for massage therapists.


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Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Posted by Mary Barry on May 7, 2012

Surprise your Mom with a calming, relaxing massage in our tranquil retreat.

Let the pampering begin!

A Soothing Massage

The Perfect Mother’s Day Treat

Allow Mom to feel rejuvenated.

She deserves it!

Convenient ways to purchase a gift certificate:

 


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Massage Benefits during Pregnancy

Posted by Mary Barry on Mar 29, 2012

Our skilled therapists can soothe the discomforts associated with pregnancy. We incorporate the side lying technique for your comfort.

Read about the glowing benefits of prenatal massage at maternity.com.

Though there are only a handful of studies on prenatal massage, the suggested benefits are staggering. From lowering anxiety to easing discomfort, prenatal massage is earning its stripes among the medical community. In fact, a recent study from the University of Miami suggests that prenatal massage can:

Lessen anxiety
Ease leg and back pain
Enhance sleep
Lower the level of stress hormones

Meanwhile, additional studies have found prenatal massage can increases the body’s levels of serotonin and dopamine—”feel-good” hormones. When taken together, these benefits are impressive, to say the least!


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Couples Massage – a Valentine’s Gift trend for 2012

Posted by Mary Barry on Feb 10, 2012

Market Watch, The Wall Street Journal, and Consumer Research Institute lists Couples Massage as the trend to watch for when consumers shop for Valentine Day Gifts.

While romance is alive and well in 2012, die-hard romantics are finding healthier ways than ever before to express their love this Valentine’s Day, according to a leading national research group studying health-related attitudes and behavior in America. Among the top relationship-related health trends to watch in 2012 are couples massages.

Mary Barry Massage provides gift certificates to couples and individuals who are pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Our tranquil environment, our skilled massage therapy and your thoughtful gift will make this a memorable Valentine’s Day.

Call (508) 923 0044 today


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You need proof of massage benefits?……let’s go…

Posted by Mary Barry on Feb 6, 2012

Massage reduces inflammation:

Researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario conducted genetic analysis of muscle biopsies taken from the quadriceps of eleven young men after they had exercised to exhaustion on a stationary bicycle.

The tests showed that massage reduced inflammation in the muscle cells. Read more from McMaster University:  http://bit.ly/yGjEH8


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