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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?”

Massage for Knee Surgery Rehab

Ouch! What did I do to my knee? If you’re experiencing knee pain, you’re not alone. Most Americans will have knee pain sometime in their life, whether from an accident, overuse, or general wear and tear as they age. Besides being uncomfortable, it’s often debilitating and holds you back from … Continue reading “Massage for Knee Surgery Rehab”

Common Myths About Back Pain

There are dozens upon dozens of myths out there about what leads to back pain, what you should do to prevent back pain, and what kinds of treatments may solve your back pain troubles.   Today, I am here to tell you that you should think again about what may … Continue reading “Common Myths About Back Pain”

Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Massage

When you think of massage therapy, what comes to mind? Perhaps you consider those aches and pains in your shoulders and neck, or maybe your sore, tired, or swollen legs, or even a way you can cope with excess stress. However, the therapeutic nature of massage therapy extends far beyond … Continue reading “Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Massage”

Beyond the platitudes: how can we age well?

Beyond the platitudes: how can we age well? There are so many articles out there about “healthy aging”, but most of them are bizarrely vague. Like ads for menstrual products or incontinence, they seem to be convinced that we’d all run away screaming if they actually mentioned what aging is … Continue reading “Beyond the platitudes: how can we age well?”