Posts tagged Massage Therapy
Your Comfort Is My Concern

In this video blog, I explain why its important to be comfortable for your massage session.  The more comfortable & relaxed you are, the more effective the treatment will be.  I'll be going over communication, expectations, proper body draping & more.

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Massage Therapy Is a Process

Recently a client I'll name Joe for privacy's sake came into the office for chronic low back pain.  It was his first visit to my office, and what I call a "massage newbie".  Joe has never had a massage before, and was told by a friend that it may help with his low back problems.  This is when I educated him about the massage process.

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Happy New Years Everyone!

Wow, it sure was a busy 2016.  I hope you all had a great holiday season!  Now that we're getting into 2017, I know many of you are looking to take better care of yourselves.  Whether thats through better eating habits or creating self-care routines, it's important to stick with those new routines (which of course is way easier said than done).

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Why You Need Your Pecs Worked On

For years I've performed chair massage at numerous places of business.  The number one complaint most of my clients had were neck & shoulders.  Like 85% of office workers generally had shoulder & back pain.  The pain spots were generally right at the base of the neck or in the shoulder blade region.  Why did most of my clients present with the same type of symptoms?  Because their pectoral muscles were tight.

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What is "The Fascia"?

Has anyone ever talked to you about the fascia?  Does it sound familiar?  If you ever studied anatomy you may have possibly read about it.  Maybe you heard about it from your chiropractor or massage therapist (I do like to talk about fascia from time to time).  It is a trending word in today's pain science research.  So what is it, and why am I writing about it?

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When the wheels are about to fall off

Have you ever bought a new car?  It smells great, looks nice, and it drives smooth.  Since it was a new car, you knew it was trustworthy on the road.  Of course, we all know that doesn't last forever.  Time goes by, and that shiny new car will eventually need maintenance after some time on the road.  Does that sound familiar?  How do people relate to the wear and tear of automobiles?

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Massage Vs. Chiropractic

You're in pain.  The last trip to the doctor was uneventful, and he or she sent you home with painkillers that didn't take care of the problem.  You have a friend that swears that massage worked for her tough pains.  Another friend claims that chiropractic worked wonders on his low back pain.  Choosing between the two, you realize you don't really know much about massage or chiropractic.  Isn't massage all about pampering and relaxation?  Isn't chiropractic all about getting your back "cracked"?  Why would you even want to try either treatment for your pain?  Read on to find out.

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