Ballaura Wellness Spa News

Injury Treatment Massage vs. Relaxation Massage

What’s the Difference Between a Relaxation Massage and an Injury Treatment Massage?   A massage can provide relief from a number of different ailments, both mental and physical. Before you lay down on the massage table, you’ll want to specify your pain points so that...

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What is Sports Massage and its Benefits?

What is Sports Massage and its Benefits? Whether you play sports professionally or out of love for the game, you should explore the wonders of sports massage. Every sportsperson is aware of the fatigue and stiffness they experience after a game. For people who have...

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5 Reasons to Add Magnesium to Your Massage

5 Reasons to Add Magnesium to Your Massage   The health and skin benefits of magnesium are many and varied. For centuries, magnesium oils, salts, and waters have helped to restore the skin's natural beauty and help heal muscle injuries via immersion, consumption and,...

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Ease the Flow Massage

Anyone who menstruates knows the discomfort and sometimes extreme pain and lethargy it can bring. Menstruation is classified as a medical condition in most countries – some even allowing menstrual leave from work. Massage combined with the healing power of natural...

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Were Hiring for a Masage Therapist

Ballaura Wellness Spa is hiring a Licensed Massage Therapist. Successful candidates will report directly to Ballaura owner Nicole LaPraim.   Job Overview   As a member of our staff at Ballaura, the successful candidate will provide high-quality massage with an...

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Five Health Benefits of Massage

Five Health Benefits of Massage The art of massage has been used for time out of mind and the world over to provide relaxation, healing, and comfort. Present in every culture, a rich depth of different techniques in massage exist to improve the function of the human...

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The Benefits of Dry Brushing in Massage

Even if you've never heard of dry brushing, there are loads of benefits to dry brushing both before and after a massage. Dry brushing involves using a natural bristle brush (like boar bristle or horsehair) and gently moving it along the skin.   From circulation...

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Healing Through Nature – Our Carrier Oils

Healing Through Nature - Our Carrier Oils     An essential part of any great massage is massage oils. Each and every massage oil has its own unique properties – and can complement different types of massage or help alleviate specific skin, muscle, and joint problems....

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5 Reasons Massage Makes a Great Gift

Ah, massage. The very word conjures up images of softly-lit rooms, comfortable massage tables, and deep relaxation. Massage is a soothing and beautiful experience after a long week, a major sports competition, or to aid in healing after injury. And for all these...

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Five Paths to Self-Care

The phrase “self-care” is one we hear a great deal these days. While it is an exceptionally vivid phrase, many envision self-care as being somewhat limited purely to treating yourself to something that makes you feel good.   Of course, doing things that make you happy...

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When is the best time to get a Sports Massage?

A question commonly asked by Ballaura's clients is, “When is the best time for a sports massage?”   Research has determined that the very best time to receive a sports massage is 45 minutes after your workout of the day (WOD), but that the human body also benefits...

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Thurston Talk’s Article about Ballaura Wellness Spa

When Olympia local Nicole LaPraim was in her early twenties, she made a life-changing and momentous decision – to attend a year-long intensive massage therapy program. That one decision shaped her future – and as we sit down in her business, Ballaura Wellness Spa in...

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