I know, drinking water is boring, however, if you don’t get enough water moving through your system the consequences are huge. You don’t believe me? Well, here are a few benefits of drinking water: Water is a source of energy. Not getting enough water causes the body to become tired and fatigued Without enough water … Continue reading "12 Reasons You Need to Drink More Water"
Every once in a while I awake with a stiff neck. I’m sure this has happened to you at one point or another. Even as a massage therapist, the way I often choose to deal with it was to just live with it and hope it goes away soon. But I know the culprit was … Continue reading "Two at Home Treatments for Neck Pain"
Why in the world would you use “cold” stones in massage therapy?! Brrrrrrrr….that’s my first thought! If you have had physical therapy, you may very well have experienced ice massage. Cold temperatures have their place in healing techniques. Cold stone massage is not as intense as ice, thank goodness; and it does not desensitize the … Continue reading "A Guide to Cold Stone Massage"
Getting a massage should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience; but for some first timers it can be a bit stressful with questioning what to do, and how to act. Here are some helpful tips for anyone questioning proper etiquette for a massage. TIMING When you book your massage appointment be sure to keep track … Continue reading "Massage Etiquette 101 | From Stripping to Tipping"
The simple technique I’m about to describe to you will help you take advantage of the mind-body connection by releasing stress and improving your overall health and attitude. No special equipment is needed and with only a little practice you can become proficient in this stress relief technique. First, sit with your back straight but … Continue reading "How To Take a Vacation Where You Are"
Most people believe deep tissue massage should be this painful, non-relaxing experience in order to be beneficial. But this is not true. In fact, many people fall into a deeper state of relaxation when they receive a deep tissue massage. So, what is a deep tissue massage? A deep tissue massage involves the manipulation of … Continue reading "What exactly is Deep Tissue Massage, and is it Right for Me?"
As a massage therapist, it is a rare occasion when a client comes to us without a knot or tightness between the scapula (shoulder blades). Not only do clients suffer this common complaint, but many massage therapists have this same issue. What can we do to help our clients and ourselves suffer less from this … Continue reading "Those Offending Rhomboids!"
High Hip A misaligned pelvis (one side higher than the other) is often related to back pain or restriction in movement that affects one side of your body more than the other. **** see more posture scenario's on this web page
We know two things: workplace stress can take a toll on your health and massage relieves stress. The obvious solution: bringing the restorative power of onsite chair massage to the workplace. Massage has been proven to boost the immune system and relea