Summer’s back in Boston, the weather is beautiful, and you’re finally getting out and outside again. Maybe you’re playing Pokemon Go, maybe you’re taking advantage of the season to train for that 10k you want to do, or you’re in a social softball league — whatever it is, you’re more […]
Our mission statement at Bodywaves starts, is fueled by, and ends with one key principle — providing the absolute highest quality massage in Boston. We do not focus on sales volume, upsell techniques, or locking in our clients to harsh, rigid membership contracts. We know that we serve ourselves and […]
Massage and Tension Headaches
Massage has long been studied in conjunction with tension headaches and migraines, an oft-debilitating, chronic issue that can cause serious disruption in peoples’ lives. Thankfully, for certain types of conditions, massage can offer lasting, significant relief.
A recently published clinical trial (1) found that patients who received focused […]
Neck Pain and Massage:
Hopefully, by now, it’s common knowledge that regular, therapeutic massage can be extremely effective in reducing chronic neck pain. Additionally, however, one of BodyWaves’ favorite, and perhaps lesser-known, applications of neck treatment is highlighted in the below-attached study: decreasing pain in the SCM (sternocleiodmastoid) muscle, one of […]
In the least surprising study ever, researchers recently published a control-group study in which the efficacy of massage for chronic lower back pain was measured. You can probably guess the results…it works!
Deep tissue massage in particular was performed on a group of patients who had suffered from lower back pain, […]
According to the CDC, one out of every three people aged 65 or older will experience a fall each year (3). The NIH’s Senior Health division cites lack of muscular strength and flexibility, as well as a lack of balance/inefficiencies in gait as two of the highest risk factors […]
One of the lesser known benefits of massage is its healing effect on scar tissue. From smaller childhood scars that irritate or twinge from time to time, to more serious scarred tissue from burns, massage has been proven to help!
Published in Burns, the aptly named medical journal from the […]
Cardiac events and the surgeries stemming thereof are an incredibly traumatic ordeal, with long-lasting effects on the health and well being of the people effected by them. With the risk of future events always needing to be kept in mind and monitored, preventative measures are key.
Researchers from prestigious institutes such […]
Join Bodywaves and Fitness Together North End at a FREE Boot Camp every Tuesday through the end of the summer from 6-6:45 p.m. We can validate your parking at Parcel 7 Garage for $1 if you drive in. Bring a water!
Bodywaves will be offering free chair massages for any participants, […]