3 Benefits of Stretching in a Sauna

When it comes to health and exercise, stretching often takes a backseat to exercise – it’s the prerequisite to working out, but one that many people skip. But stretching actually has its own set of health benefits, from increased athletic performance to decreased risk of injury. At Infinity, we believe in the value of stretching – and believe that you can kick it up a notch by stretching in a sauna. Step into a sauna, and you enter a whole new world. Stress melts away, Read More +

Infinity Massage & Wellness Adds Downtown Location

Duluth, MN – Infinity Massage & Wellness has announced the addition of a second location opening April 2, 2018 in Downtown Duluth. The new office will be located in the Regus Office Center in the Wells Fargo building (230 W. Superior Street, Suite 400). Infinity Massage & Wellness has been serving clients from their main location in Gordy’s Plaza in Hermantown since 2014. The second location will allow Infinity to better meet the needs of a section of their clientele that works in the Downtown Read More +

Infinity Voted Best of the Best

Infinity Massage & Wellness is pleased to announce that they have been voted Best of the Best by readers in the Duluth News Tribune. The contest allowed readers to nominate and vote for their favorite local businesses in a variety of categories. Infinity was nominated in four categories, and won the categories of “Best Massage” and “Best Workplace Culture – Small Business.” “It means so much to be recognized by our clients, community members and friends,” said Michelle Wall, co-owner of Infinity.  “We strive to Read More +

4 Ways Massage Therapy Benefits Runners

By Trisha Haws, LMT, LST, Published Feb. 9, 2015 on Competitor.com When was the last time you had a massage? Photo Shutterstock.com Whether you run for fun, competition or stress relief, here are four ways massage therapy can significantly improve your running potential: 1. Reduced Muscle Pain and Fatigue When you have started a new training program, increased the intensity of your training or are simply just running more mileage, massage therapy can be extremely helpful. Often times, the increased workload results in muscle pain and Read More +

Take Charge of Your Health: How Does Massage Work?

How Does Massage Work? Massage causes physiological changes in your body through: The relaxation response, which is an involuntary, yet predictable response of the nervous system to massage techniques and touch Mechanical responses, which are physical effects that occur in the body when pressure is applied to the soft tissues Together, these responses can produce physical and emotional benefits. What is the relaxation response? In a massage, a caring, safe touch is an invitation to relax. This, together with pain relief, generally produces a “relaxation response.” The relaxation Read More +

Dry Skin Brushing: Benefits and How To

By Dr. Mercola Taken from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/02/24/dry-skin-brushing.aspx   Many people carefully tend to the skin on their face, regularly exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing. But when’s the last time you tended to the skin on the rest of your body? Your skin is your largest organ, after all, and there is one simple step you can add to your morning routine that can greatly improve its health – dry skin brushing. I’m not only referring to your skin’s aesthetic appearance, either (although many would agree this is Read More +

Can Cupping Promote Healing and Pain Relief?

The ancient practice is enjoying modern-day popularity. By Stacey Colino | Contributor July 20, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. Shared from U.S. News & World Report. Cupping involves applying heated glass or plastic cups to the skin to help restore the flow of blood and energy, or qi, and promote healing. (GETTY IMAGES) In recent years, celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston have shown up to star-studded events with mysterious circular, red marks on their backs, telltale signs of the ancient practice of cupping. While Read More +

What is Rolfing & Manual Osteopathy?

We all know that massage therapy offers a whole host of health benefits. Even greater results can be achieved when utilizing complementary modes of treatment such as Rolfing or Manual Osteopathy.  So what are these treatments like and how can they help?   What is Rolfing? Rolfing was developed for removing restriction from the body. Its aim is to organize the connective tissue that defines our shape and structure. This fascia separates different tissues in the body, including muscle, bone and organs. The therapist employs Read More +

Pregnancy Massage

Touch for the Mom-To-Be   Pregnancy is a beautiful and natural condition — nine transformative months full of excitement, planning and peering at the awesome unfolding of life. But this transformation also brings inevitable side effects, sometimes making a woman feel like her body has been taken over by an alien force. In the early months, there are mood swings from ecstasy to unpredictable crying; in later months, there are aches and pains more common to the domain of the elderly. Physical changes, such as Read More +

The Benefits of Massage

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can: Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays. Ease medication dependence. Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system. Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles. Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts. Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin. Increase joint flexibility. Lessen depression and anxiety. Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and Read More +