The best Valentine’s Day gift ever? Relaxation, stress reduction, pain relief…

The best Valentine's Day gift in Vermont? MassageValentine’s Day is coming up this month. If you want to make an impression on your sweetheart, you’re really going to have to be a little more creative than flowers or a heart-shaped box of chocolates. These traditional gifts almost scream “minimal effort” and don’t leave a lasting impression anyhow. Flowers fade and wilt, chocolate is consumed, and once the sugar high turns into a blood sugar crash, you end up wondering if the indulgence was really worth it.

So what’s the best gift in Vermont for Valentine’s Day? Great question!

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Give the gift of massage for the holidays!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Rogers Relaxing Massage Therapy Gift Certificates Middlebury VTIt’s an exciting and busy time of year for many of us, with lots of events to attend, lights and decorations to put up, goodies to bake, family activities to plan, and gifts to buy.

If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for the person on your list who “has everything” or is hard to please, a gift certificate for Rogers Relaxing Massage Therapy might just be the perfect choice!

Research has shown that happiness is derived from experiences, not physical objects, and this discovery has many people thinking differently about gift giving. While a physical good may provide temporary amusement or utility, an experience provides lasting value in terms of anticipation and the memories created. Continue reading

What is myofascial release massage?

Myofascial release massagemyofascial release massage specifically addresses tightness, soreness and pain associated with your body’s fascia. Your fascia is a web of connective tissue under your skin that attaches, stabilizes, and separates your muscles and other internal organs. It is a densely woven network of tissue that covers your entire body from head to toe. When functioning normally, fascia is able to stretch and move without causing restriction. When your fascia is injured or compromised in some way, it can become inflexible, which can cause tension throughout your entire body. This tension puts pressure on your muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels, causing pain and a loss of mobility. Myofascial release techniques not only address the pain and stiffness, but work to reverse the damage to your fascia causing the pain in the first place.

The goal of myofascial release massage is to stretch and loosen your fascia so that it and your muscles, bones, etc. can move freely, eliminating pain and restoring mobility. This goal is achieved through a gentle use of pressure and sustained stretching of the affected area. Progress is measured by the reduction of pain and increased function and mobility. In some instances, myofascial release massage is beneficial prior to surgery or sports competitions, to help improve muscular and skeletal alignment. Continue reading

Moms Who Deserve a Massage this Mother’s Day

Moms who garden deserve a massage for Mother's DayThe Gardening Mom

If your Mom’s a gardener, she’s working hard this spring starting seeds, prepping the soil, hauling compost and generally having a ball getting her hands dirty. Gardening is a labor of love, but it’s hard work! All that digging, lifting, bending and repetitive motion can cause sore muscles. This year, let Mom grow the flowers and get her a gift certificate for a Rogers Relaxing Massage. She’ll be more able to enjoy the fruits of her labor when she’s relaxed and rejuvenated. Continue reading