Touch Therapies

7 Massages to Consider

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jordan Barton, L.M.T.

Swedish. Hot Stone. These popular massages are so for good reason. But if you need or simply want to try something new, these options--which tend to be outside of most people's typical fare--are worth exploring.

How to Choose a Qualified Massage Therapist

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Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Katie Bigos, L.M.T.

To truly get the most out of your massage, it’s key to choose a qualified massage therapist—one who understands the proper techniques to keep you safe and improve your health, both mind and body.

Learning to Enjoy Massage

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jordan Barton, L.M.T.

Focusing on the benefits of massage may help you overcome any hesitancy you have to get on the table. Here, expert advice for overcoming some of the biggest mental obstacles that hold people back from getting bodywork.

Reflexology for Better Health

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jordan Barton, L.M.T.

The health benefits of reflexology are worth exploring. It can help reduce the intensity of PMS, migraines, back pain and more, but what’s perhaps most attractive to those who receive it is that it is a noninvasive, medication-free pain relief solution.

The Better-Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

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Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Param Dedhia, M.D.

You know getting a massage feels good, but you may not realize how good it can be for your health, too. It can help alleviate back pain, chronic headaches, muscle aches, stress and more. Have a look at some of the specific health pluses of common types of massage.

Why Massage Feels So Good

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Mark Liponis, M.D.

Getting a massage feels amazing. All that tied up tension and stress begins to get released through the power of touch. Why does it feel so good? Find out what’s happening inside your body and brain that makes this touch therapy so satisfying.