• in Pain

    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...
  • in Blog

    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...
  • in Blog

    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,...
  • in Pain

    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...
  • in Blog, Stress Relief

    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...
  • in Blog, Stress Relief

    7 tips to DIY Couples Spa Night

    Raise your hands if you love to get massages every week! Therapeutic touch makes all of our worries float away once our massage therapist places his/her hands on your body and being still for a few moments. In fact, most of us get so comfortable that there have been times when we fell asleep during...
  • in Blog

    Massage Therapy and Heart Disease

    February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month. The term “heart disease” encompasses many cardiovascular diseases whose symptoms vary depending on the condition.     Examples of these diseases include: High blood pressure, also known as hypertension. This is a condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is consistently eleva...
  • in Nutrition, Pain

    4 Supplements that Help Manage Chronic Pain

    Self-care is important. All of my clients know that I can help them help themselves…but they have to help themselves! You are with your body WAYYY more than I am, so you gotta treat it right. When it comes to pain, massage therapy is an excellent way to address it. Chronic pain, which is pain...