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Debunking The Top 3 Massage Therapy Myths

We all have heard and known for a while that massages can do wonders for our skin and body. With its rising popularity, the misconceptions about massages also increased. But what is it that you can believe? Here are 3 massage therapy myths...

Happy Mom. Happy Life.

Between making lunches, changing diapers, and after school activities being a mom is exhausting. Taking a minute, let alone an hour to yourself seems wrong when the house is a mess, the laundry is piling up, and the kids haven’t taken a bath...

How Often Should You Get a Massage?

How often you should get a massage really depends on the reason you get massages. For example, do you get a massage for relaxation and stress relief or do you get a massage primarily for health benefits? Here are two of the most common reasons to...

Back to the Essentials!

5 Gifts perfect for everybody Every year it’s the same thing, flowers, chocolate, and wine. It can be easy to lose sight of the true meaning of Valentine’s Day, love. We want to take you back to the essentials that are sure to create...

Massage Therapy for Trochanteric Bursitis

Therapeutic massages do far more than provide a few minutes of peace. For those who suffer from chronic pain caused by trochanteric bursitis, a massage provides these life-enhancing benefits. Ease Muscular Pain Trochanteric bursitis pain tends...

Massage and Essential Oils to Lift Your Spirits

Tension, stress, and sleepless nights wreak havoc on your mind and body. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it or the reasons we may have for feeling this way, therapeutic massage may be your most powerful friend when it comes to preparing...

Managing Holiday Stress Before it Begins

The holidays are fast approaching and holiday stress is something we must manage during the month of December. From work parties, to family parties, school pageants, and everything in between—the stress is there! A custom massage from LaVida...

Carve Some me Time out of Your Busy Schedule!

The holidays are fast approaching and most of us start to feel the anxiety, stress, and the physical pressure it puts on our bodies. One of the most effective ways to treat the onset of “Holiday Syndrome,” as I call it, is to nip it...

Time to Recharge before it begins...

The Holidays are fast approaching and most of us start to feel the anxiety, stress, and the physical pressures it puts on our bodies. One of the most effective ways to treat the onset of “Holiday Syndrome”, as I like to call it, is...

Time to Recharge before it begins...

Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it, restlessness, sleeplessness, stressed, anxious, etc. or the reasons we may have for feeling this way, therapeutic massage may be your most powerful friend when it comes to changing these feelings into a...

Improved Concentration with Massage Therapy

Feel better, look better, think better…These are but a few of the reasons why massage therapy should be considered as part of your healthy lifestyle! Having low energy levels and being sleep deprived will affect your ability to...

Feel better. Look better. Think better!

It is very well known that massage therapy has a long history; and with that long history comes a long list of health and wellness benefits. Improved concentration is just one of these. But before we try to improve our concentration, we have to find...

We Love Our Members

  You’ve taken your first step towards better health. You’re diligent at making your appointments. You’ve created a buzz on how great you feel after you’ve had your custom massage session.  For this...

Experience the Benefits of our Membership

Have you thought about changing your lifestyle to include therapeutic massage? If you’ve considered massage as an additional benefit, let our trained LaVida Massage professional educate you on the added benefits of massage. We’re here to...

Lower Your Blood Pressure With Massage Therapy

High blood pressure, while common, is a serious health issue that may lead to many other complications. Often times, people who suffer from high blood pressure rely heavily on medicine to control it (redundant). Medication can be necessary when...

Stressed? Relief is Just Around the Corner.

The family, the job, the house, the social events…the list goes on and on. How can we catch a break from all of these situations? How can we feel “back to normal”, whatever that may be for each of us? I have two favorite ways to...

Relieve Stress with Massage Therapy

There are many causes of stress in the world that we live in; family, work, social events, upkeep on the house. These stressors cause more harm than just the mental effects we all know (headaches, concentration issues, and so on). Stress takes a...

Boost Your Energy with Massage Therapy

What if your body all of sudden felt energized? What if you could feel the energy day in and day out? Well, knowing when your body needs a break is something all of us should learn to recognize. I know that when I’m feeling sluggish and a...

Get the Energy Boost You Need

Feeling good is just the beginning of what the body wants and needs. Do you feel tired? Exhausted? Left without energy? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, your trained LaVida Massage professional can help you get your energy back....

Enhance Your Sleep with Massage Therapy

Sleep is a necessity for all of us, but many of us don’t realize how vital getting enough sleep really is. Sleep deprivation is growing by the numbers due to the demands placed on us either through our careers, family life, social living...

Massage Therapy and a Better Night's Sleep

All of us know the importance a better night’s sleep can have on our bodies, but how many of us really pay attention to the quality we get to enhance our health and well-being? Late nights watching TV, hanging out with friends having fun or...

Father's Day: A Day to Give Back

Father’s Day is a day to give back to the person who we know always does his best to give his kids everything they need. Dad is typically looked at as the unsung hero and we never give him as much credit as he deserves. However, outside the...

Time to Unwind and Relax

  Father’s Day is a day to unwind and relax. A day to feel free from worries and do your own thing. At LaVida Massage, we make you feel; unwound, relaxed, and best of all, worry free all in one session! Massage therapy is exactly what...

Renewed & Refreshed - Feel the New You!

A massage is very relaxing, whether it’s done by someone you love or by a professional. At LaVida Massage, our trained professionals listen to your individual needs and provide an experience achieving a renewed and refreshed feeling –...

What is your definition of renewed and refreshed?

What is your definition of renewed and refreshed? Is it making time for yourself doing what satisfies you or is it a quiet night watching your favorite movie, curled up with a blanket while it’s pouring cats and dogs? Whatever that definition...

The Importance of Timing in Massage Therapy

Getting a massage has many wonderful benefits; it will help you feel more relaxed and release your muscle tension. A massage can also help reduce stress and allow you to return to work calmer and more centered. When thinking about getting a...

Steps to Keeping Your Fitness Resolutions

When spring rolls around, many of us are either struggling to keep our New Year's fitness resolutions or just starting on a fitness regimen to prepare for summer. Resolutions are easy to make, but it is difficult to commit to a new habit without...

Happy Mother's Day

Our Mother’s remind us of those small and important things to help us learn and grow. They take time to nurture our self–esteem and help us become a decent and caring human being. As we go on our journey of life, we hit obstacles...

Mother's Day: Say it with Massage

A Mother is kind, loving, and giving. She thinks of everyone and puts herself last. She goes over and above with her daily demands without thinking of what it can do to her health. At LaVida Massage, we take all her demands into consideration by...

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift

The relationship that you have with your mother certainly goes through many phases. She has likely been your caregiver, the light of your life, the demon that keeps you from going out with your friends every night, and is constantly trying to...

Therapeutic Massage and Stress Relief

April is National Stress Awareness Month, and while many of us may have a handle on it, others do not. Stress happens. It is inevitable and may be unbearable. That is why taking time for yourself is a necessity. It’s important to manage stress...

Massage and Wellness

Some call it “pampering”, others call it “therapeutic”… it used to be, massage originated with a reputation of being a luxury for those who loved being pampered. Today, through recent studies, massage has shown it...

Keeping Your Heart Healthy!

High Cholesterol and blood pressure, inactivity, and stress: these are just some of the risk factors leading to an unhealthy heart. How do you manage the risks contributing to heart disease? Physical activity is one way to help minimize the risk,...

Be The Best Version of you this New Year!

The New Year is a great time for you to start with a clean slate and focus on YOU and being the best you can be. Whether your resolution this year is to have more ‘you’ time, take better care of yourself or simply be the best possible...

Healthy Living in 2016

THE TIME IS NOW to set new sites on taking care of your health! Making small changes daily can add years to your life and what better way to kickoff the New Year than by experiencing the benefits of Therapeutic Massage. Massage not only...

What Is Involved in a Deep Tissue Massage?

The fast-paced modern world takes a toll on our physical and psychological health. Constant stress, deadlines, workplace drama, and other daily frustrations don’t just pass through us without doing harm. These experiences will accumulate...

Let the Holiday Season Entice your Senses

Let the Holiday Season entice your senses and immerse you with indescribable scents, putting you in a state of calming, soothing, relaxation. Our Holiday Root Candles and Aromatherapy scents will take you to that special place. Root Candles are made...

Relaxation: The Best Gift to Give and Get

The holiday season is always filled with stress. Stress from finding that perfect gift for everyone on your list, family and friends visiting, trying to prepare the perfect holiday meal, and much more! (You’ve already mentioned stress from, no...

Franchise Job Growth Signals More Consumer Spending

Job growth in the franchise sector is what we love to see! In the month of October, US franchises added 52,000 jobs. Industries that saw the largest growth were the auto parts and restaurant franchises which indicates that consumers are spending...

Holiday Gifts from LaVida Massage

What is healthy for you, may not be healthy for someone else. One thing is for sure, now-a-days, most of us try to find what is “healthy” for us and follow that path. Your health is the most important thing and one way to “share...

Who Are the Best Candidates for Reflexology?

Did you know that close to 75% of injuries, aches and pains, and other ailments arise out of stress? While this percentage is high, it shouldn’t be too surprising, given the busy schedules that most of us must maintain to keep up with our...

National Massage Therapy Week

National Massage Therapy Week is October 25-31, 2015. It is an event sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) whose primary goal is to raise public awareness of therapeutic massage. Together, we encourage you to take extra...

World Arthritis Day is October 12!

"World Arthritis Day is a global initiative bringing people together to raise awareness of issues affecting people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs).” 1 Arthritis, affecting 22.7% (or 52.5 million) of adult Americans,...

3 Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

It might surprise you to learn that, while most people are familiar with the relaxing benefits of massage therapy, many are unaware of the ways it can improve the overall health of an individual. Those who receive regular massage therapy can...

Membership at LaVida Massage

A membership to anything has rewards. For those with memberships, you know the benefits, but for those without, our LaVida Massage Benefits Program definitely has its unique advantages. What if you could book your custom massage sessions around...

Why a Massage Is Always the Perfect Gift

Giving a gift to someone you love is a great way to show them that you care or that you’re thankful for their friendship. Whether you’re shopping for a birthday gift for a loved one, a thank you gift for someone who helped you with a...

How Sports Massage Helps Athletes:

Did you know professional athletes and their coaches keep massage therapists on their payroll indefinitely because massage therapy has had such positive effects on their performance? Prior to keeping trained therapists on staff, the benefits of...

LaVida Massage Opens Second Arkansas Location

We welcome the newest addition to the LaVida Massage Franchise family in Bentonville, Arkansas, on July 1, 2015. This will be Gwen Heim’s second center located at 103 SW Winsted Lane, Suite 15. Gwen’s current center is in...

Long-Term Benefits of Massage

A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that’s not all. Its possible long-term health benefits may surprise you. So what kinds of benefits can you expect from regular, long-term, therapeutic massage sessions? At LaVida Massage, our...

Massage Therapy: Helping HIS Health and Wellbeing

Massage Therapy has a long history of benefits. So why emphasize HIS health? Massage isn’t just for women. More and more men are finding therapeutic massage alleviates stress and sore muscles, finding comfort from work and play to enjoy...

Announcing our New Franchise Sales Site!

LaVida Massage is proud to reveal our NEW Franchise Sales site! Discover what it takes to be a franchisee by visiting lavidamassagefranchise.com; there you will find why the massage industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of Health and...

Why Summer Is the Perfect Time for a Massage

There’s a lot to be thankful for once summer rolls around each year, like the opportunity to get outside and work in the garden, play a round of golf, break out the old tennis racket, or play catch in the back yard. While taking part in...

Give mom what she deserves, a time-out!

What do you give to the person that gave you everything? Give Mom a Time-Out. Mother’s Day is the one day a year we give Mom what she wants, instead of the other way around. Give Mom a chance to take time out and escape the stressors of...

Rekindle Your Intimacy With a Couples Massage

Most of us live hectic lives and have packed schedules. Between meetings at work, taking the kids to practice in the evening, and going to games or engaging in other activities during the weekend, it’s easy to forget about spending quality...

Strengthen Your Immune System With Regular Massage

Your immune system is responsible for keeping you healthy. Some of us have great immune systems and are hardly ever sick. They are the lucky ones. Others, for a number of reasons, have a weak immune system and frequently catch whatever virus or...

Give the Gift of Relaxation This Holiday Season

Somewhere, right now, there is a woman carrying heavy shopping bags from store to store looking for the perfect gift for her husband. Somewhere, right now, there is a man wandering through his girlfriend’s favorite clothing store, trying to...

The Power of Touch Therapy in Managing Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as supporters and promoters of all-around wellness, we're big advocates of this cause. It's no doubt that effects of any cancer diagnosis and treatment can cause serious emotional and...

Inside Scoop from Dr. Oz!

Dr. Oz shared valuable insights and tips at the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) national conference in Denver last week as he addressed an audience of licensed massage therapists and industry professionals.

5 Ways to Prepare Your Skin for Fall

Fall is settling in, and although you can no longer look forward to endless barbecues, trips to the beach, or spending the day soaking up the sun, fall brings with it a whole new set of activities to enjoy. With fall ushering in the brutal cold of...

Positive Thoughts, Healthy Body

    It’s been said that a healthy body makes for a healthy soul. But, some suggest that the exact opposite might be true. So often, we get caught up in the stress that everyday life – work, busy schedules, kids,...

Membership Really Does Have Its Privileges

So you’ve experienced the amazing benefits of one our many professional services and you’re considering making it a part of your regular routine. We don’t blame you! Here at LaVida Massage, we pride ourselves on providing the best...

Massage... The Perfect 'MOMent'

Mother's Day is just around the corner! So, let's celebrate MOM. From the busy mom, to the hopeful new (or expectant!) mom, to our wise and experienced grandmoms, we should not miss this opportunity to show and tell our moms why they are so special...