Peppermint Oil Eases Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Peppermint Oil Eases Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Although irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and irritable bowel disease (IBD) sound similar, they are two distinct conditions with a few similar symptoms. IBD is classified as a disease that causes inflammation of the intestinal tissue. Several gastrointestinal diseases are part of the IBD group, with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s occurring most frequently.1 The director of…

Study Sheds Light on Common Cause of Back Pain

Study Sheds Light on Common Cause of Back Pain

Unexplained low back pain is incredibly common, affecting about 80% of adults at some point during their lifetimes. In the last three months, more than one-quarter of U.S. adults report that they’ve experienced low back pain, which is the most common cause of job-related disability, according to the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and…

What is Cupping Therapy?

What is Cupping Therapy?

Recently, Elements Massage introduced cupping therapy as a brand-new service. Most people know what cupping looks like (think of those red rings everyone was freaking out about on Michael Phelps’ body during the 2016 Summer Olympics), but they don’t know much else. Let’s break it down. What is Cupping? Although it wasn’t popular in the…

The Many Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

The Many Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

Have you wondered, like many others, what the benefits of using hot stones in a massage are? Have you thought it might just be a gimmick? We happen to love this type of massage therapy and think that you might, too.  However, we’ve found that most people, once they get in a massage routine, are hesitant to…