• in Stress Relief

    Massage Therapy for Mental Wellbeing

    Stress is an inescapable part of the human experience. It can range from mild annoyances to extreme psychological distress…and everywhere in between. While the body is resilient and capable of handling stressful situations in relatively mild doses, when the mind is overloaded with constant stress inducers, our health takes a toll. What is Stress? L...
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    Please help my Rotator Cuff

    The rotator cuff is comprised of the muscles and connective tissue that surround the shoulder joint. The four rotator cuff muscles are supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. The tendons of these muscles keep the head of your humerus, the upper arm bone, within the socket of the shoulder. Injuries to this area are common...
  • in Pain

    Whiplash – what is it & how do you get it?

      Whiplash, also called hyperextension injury or neck strain/sprain is caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head. The momentum from this sudden backward and forward motion causes muscle strains and/or ligament sprains in the neck. While the neck is the primary area of concern, a person may also experience pain in the back,...
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    Massage is a Runner’s Best Friend

    Massage therapy can benefit most individuals, whether they are active or sedentary. Yet, runners benefit greatly from massage therapy and stretching. It aids in keeping the muscles and joints resilient and pliable so that the runner can maintain their level of performance. It also helps to reduce or prevent injuries from occurring. Sports massage i...
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    Gardening Can Be a Pain in the A%$…Literally

    As the weather gets warmer, people are breaking out the gardening gloves and tools. While gardening can be a deeply therapeutic activity, it also can cause a lot of pain. The body is in awkward positions for extended periods of time…and let’s not forget lifting heavy bags of soil and the shoveling involved. All of...
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    Massage & Headaches

      Headaches can affect anyone, regardless of age or background. They are one of the most common medical complaints worldwide. Headaches can be the reason a person sees a medical or allied health professional, or it can be symptomatic of underlying issues. These underlying issues can include (but aren’t limited to) various types of stress,...
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    What Exactly are Knots?

    One of the most common complaints I hear about as a massage therapist is muscle knots. What exactly are these knots…and what are they …well…not. To understand all this, let’s take a closer look at the body: There are over 600 muscles in the body. These muscles overlap to give us the ability to move...
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    The Healing Power of Touch

    Touch is the first sense to develop in humans. So, it is no surprise that when we are in pain, the first thing we do is touch, hold, and protect the area that hurts. It’s instinctive. We do this not only for ourselves but for other people. It is an entirely natural and accessible form...