17
    Mar

    Can Yoga Help with your Menstrual Cycle?

    This one is for the ladies. It’s that time of the month, you feel crampy, moody and maybe even a little nauseous. Even though you wish you could just curl up in bed and forget the world, the show must go on. If you feel as though there isn’t much to help for you to...
    10
    Mar

    Can Massage help with Labor Pains?

    We know massage therapy is great for multiple things, aches and pains, stress and anxiety just to name a few. But did you know massage therapy during child birth could reduce labor pain? Massage study to reduce labor pains Recent research published in the International Journal of...
    05
    Jan

    Massage Therapy and Fibromyalgia – Erica Whitman

    What is Fibromyaglia? The dictionary says; “a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas.” As with most diseases, many people have heard of them but don’t really understand them. The problem of people...
    18
    Dec

    Plantar Fasciitis and Massage – Erica Whitman

    Plantar Fasciitis is a painful injury to the ligament attached at the bottom of the food. It is often caused by repetitive overuse, improper support or too much weight. The result is a burning painful inflammation in the sole and arch of the foot. Most often, it is worse in the...
    04
    Dec

    Massage and Remedial Exercises – Erica Whitman

    Most people think that massage therapists are only good for the hands for an hour. After that, they are on their own. This is not true. All massage therapists take in school training on stretches and strengthening. We are able to provide home care work for the client to do at...
    18
    Nov

    Gastrocnemius and Soleus Muscle – Nicole Gillett

    The gastroc muscle is the big muscle of your calf which you can see and feel. This muscle has two heads that run from the back of the knee to the heel. When the two tendons come together at the heel, this forms the achilles tendon. The gastroc muscle is primarily involved in...
    05
    Nov

    Spasm/Cramps – Nicole Gillett

    A spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle. A cramp is a common term for a painful and prolonged muscle spasm. The muscles that are most commonly known for going into spasm are your calf muscles (gastrocnemius), soleus (muscle under your calf muscle), hamstrings, quadratus...
    05
    Nov

    Connective Tissue – Erica Whitman

    When most people think of the makeup of their body’s, they think bones, muscles, organs and skin. But have you ever wondered what fills in the space between? The body is a fascinating make up of so many different systems and pieces, but the one thing that holds everything...
    05
    Nov

    Massage Therapy for Migraines – Erica Whitman

    Migraines are much worse than the common headache. Most migraine sufferers feel crippling, taking them out of commission for the day. Most people can’t function enough to stay at work, or at the task at hand, therefore ending up having to lie down and take pain killers. It...
    20
    Oct

    Adductor Muscles – Nicole Gillett

    Your adductor muscles are found on your inner thigh. Your adductors are made up of 6 small muscles: Adductor magnus (this muscle has a hamstring part and adductor part), gracilis, adductor longus, adductor brevis, obturator externus, pectineus, and adductor minimus (also...