Blog

 

How Massage Therapy Can Help Recreational Athletes

LeBron James regularly sees a massage therapist to improve the jump in his jump shot. Soccer star Megan Rapinoe counts massage therapy as a crucial part of her all-too-necessary recovery regimen to allow her muscles time to heal after a hard day of training or a tough game. And remember … Continue reading “How Massage Therapy Can Help Recreational Athletes”

Is Massage Therapy Helpful for Shoulder Pain?

Show of hands if you have ever experienced shoulder pain when reaching to fasten your seatbelt, grabbing something from an overhead cabinet, washing your hair, carrying groceries, or throwing a ball? Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint for many people. You already know that regular massage therapy can help … Continue reading “Is Massage Therapy Helpful for Shoulder Pain?”

FREE Self-Massage Tools That Get Results

Yes, you can massage yourself at home. No, it won’t be as great as booking an appointment with me (obviously!). But the same way that brushing and flossing between dentist visits keeps your teeth and gums healthier for longer, self-massage can prolong the benefits of your sessions and help keep … Continue reading “FREE Self-Massage Tools That Get Results”

Smashing the “Toxins” Myth

Maybe you’ve just come back from a vacation where you had your fair share of wine and delicious food. Should you detox with a juice cleanse? Or perhaps a massage will flush these toxins from your body? Many health-minded people are seeking new ways to benefit their health and to … Continue reading “Smashing the “Toxins” Myth”

How to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis with Massage and Stretching

You swing your feet over the side of the bed, stand up, and ow! What is that pain in your heel that’s got you holding one foot while hopping up and down on the other? You gingerly step down again and you can still feel it, a sharp, stabbing pain … Continue reading “How to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis with Massage and Stretching”

The Importance of Client Feedback

If you’re reading this, chances are you know the value of a truly great massage. Especially on hard days or during periods of stress or pain, we all look forward to the physical and emotional benefits you can get from a massage. But what can you do if your massage … Continue reading “The Importance of Client Feedback”

Fads, Fixes, and Fakes: dealing with health hype around the new year

“New year, new you!” Is there any time of year more obsessed with health habits than the new year? Even the “beach body” craze of late May doesn’t reach the same level of hype. Every time you turn the corner, somebody else is trying to get you to try a … Continue reading “Fads, Fixes, and Fakes: dealing with health hype around the new year”

How Massage Can Help Athletes Year-Round

You’re a true athlete. You’re used to working hard, exhausting your body, and developing your mental stamina— as well as your physical stamina— year round. Even in the off-season, you don’t quit. You’re used to spending your downtime preparing for the next season, and getting faster, stronger, and better at … Continue reading “How Massage Can Help Athletes Year-Round”

Guide to Gifting Massage

When you’re relaxing on a massage table, it’s easy to see massage as a gift. Whether you’re there to reduce pain, to ease anxiety, to help you recover from the physical and mental stresses work or athletic training or parenting or simply being alive, massage is a moment of freedom … Continue reading “Guide to Gifting Massage”

Should I Cancel My Massage if I’m Sick?

Yes, please. Cancel if you are sick. Great! We’re done here. Nah, we’ve got a bunch more to cover. There are lots of variables to being sick. What does that even mean and why does it matter? Let’s dig in. What is ‘sick’? For determining your ability to receive massage, … Continue reading “Should I Cancel My Massage if I’m Sick?”