Can Massage Help Your Hip Flexors? Why That Might Be Important For Your Health

The muscle group that lies in the pelvic region and upper thighs are known as the hip flexors. These muscles help us raise and bend our knees while keeping the legs and pelvis aligned. The ability to sit or run is lost without these flexors. Research tells us that when your hip muscles are not strong enough, it can result in slower performance during any motion or exercise. The body is capable of compensating for the weakness of the flexor [...]

Can Massage Therapy Help With Knee Pain?

Massage therapy: why do it? Patients who have undergone knee surgery or who are struggling with debilitating knee pain are looking for a pain management technique that is natural, effective, and safe. Massage therapy is often the answer for many people. With the benefits this provides, it’s no wonder why. Why do my knees hurt?  It is pretty important to take care of your knees since they work in partnership with your legs. We cannot run, walk, pet a cute pup, kick [...]

Does Massage Therapy Help With Fibromyalgia?

  Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal illness that affects approximately 5 million people all across the world. It is a disease that affects women more than men and is characterised by increasing pains throughout the body, fatigue, stiffness, tension headaches and sleeping disorders. Despite the cause of fibromyalgia still being unknown and there being no definite cure, there are several ways to gain relief from its symptoms, especially the pain. What is known about Fibromyalgia? There are about 18 tender points that [...]

Muscle Loss – It Isn’t Just An Aging Issue

It might surprise you to know that muscle atrophy, which is a decrease in muscle mass and strength, is a prevalent condition that affects more than just the aging population.  Matter of fact, it is generally understood that anyone over the age of 30 loses somewhere between 3-5% of muscle mass every 10 years. In the time of Covid-19 where gyms have been shut-down and fitness regimens have been severely interrupted, the issue of muscle loss is a very real [...]

Repressed Emotions, Your Body Aches and Pains, and Massage

We are often taught to push away negative feelings because they are unpleasant and difficult to deal with. While hiding our emotions from our awareness may feel relieving in the moment, the feelings do not simply disappear. Instead, our unwanted emotions are stored as energy within our body and, if not released, can result in symptoms of physical pain and discomfort.  The cycle that occurs in this process is as follows: “Negative emotions aren’t as welcome as positive emotions. When [...]

How Massage Therapy Can Keep Your Cells Healthy Part 2 of 4

How Massage Therapy Can Keep Your Cells Healthy Part 2 of 4 Increased Lymphatic Drainage   “Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. The human body is composed of trillions of cells. They provide structure for the body, take in nutrients from food, convert those nutrients into energy, and carry out specialized functions.” ~ ghr.nlm.nih.gov   Last month, we discussed the healing benefits that massage therapy can bring to damaged cells by encouraging the exchange of nutrients and clearing of toxins. This month, we get a little [...]

Rules of the Road After A Massage – Keeping that Healing Feeling

You just had a wonderful massage and are feeling relaxed, clear-headed and energized in a good way!  So how do you stretch out the benefits of the massage you just had. Massage is known to have that effect – it Improves circulation, reduces high blood pressure, releases toxins, improves joint flexibility, helps calm aches and pains and can give you a boost of pure bliss and energy. So, now what?  Is this just a fleeting ‘feel good’ moment or can you [...]

What Can Cupping Therapy Do For You?

Inflammation and pain go hand in hand in the physical body and are often the result of chronic muscle stress from such bad habits as poor posture, or repetitive movements such as slumping over a computer everyday or spending extended time holding a phone between your ear and your shoulder.  Swelling at the site of pain can be immobilizing and uncomfortable and can actually increase the tension of muscles, which intensifies the cycle. Enter the ancient Chinese therapy of Cupping… Cupping [...]

Why Healthy Workouts Include Massage

Whether you are an athlete in training for an event, you are dedicated to a daily fitness regimen, or you are just starting to embrace the health benefits of regular exercise, the after-effects of a strenuous workout can be painful and sometimes debilitating. Who hasn’t hobbled through the day after a particularly challenging physical routine at the gym or after a long run outdoors? What happens to your body when you exercise?  Overall, when you exercise intensely, the muscles, tendons, and [...]

Is Chronic Pain Taking Away Your Enjoyment in Life? Try Deep Tissue Massage

  Have you been putting up with chronic muscular pain? Are you simply adapting to what hurts in your body rather than doing something about it? As you move through life, your body finds ways to deal with physical dysfunction. Sitting at a desk for extended periods of time? You may begin to experience swelling or discomfort in your legs or aching in your shoulders.  Typing at a computer all day?  Maybe your neck is stiff or your wrists and hands [...]