18
    Aug

    Massage for Relaxation

    Relaxation massages offer many benefits to the client. In today’s day, we are always on high speed and rushing around. Whether getting to work, finishing an assignment, family, finances, appointments, and everything in between which can result in having high amounts of...
    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...
    11
    Sep

    Levator Scapula – Nicole Gillett

    The legator scapula muscle is located on the back and a little to the side of the neck. Its function is in its name, it lifts the scapula (Shoulder blade). We, as massage therapists, work on this muscle a lot due to it being tight on pretty much everyone. Bad posture and working...
    10
    Jul

    Stay hydrated! – Sarah Fischer

    HEAT WAVE!! This is the season we’ve all been waiting for ….summer. Along with summer comes lots of heat and outdoor time. As great as it is to be outside, enjoying the sun, and oh how lovely it is, we often forget how important it is to play safe and take care of...
    02
    Jul

    Scars and Burns – Erica Whitman

                A lot of people have gone through intense surgeries or have been the victim of a traumatic injury, such as burns or accidents. Many of these situations result in scarring and most of the times, scars leave people with chronic problems. Many scars leave the skin...
    27
    May

    Parkinson’s Disease and Massage Therapy – Erica Whitman

    Parkinson’s disease is something that is personally important to me.  Both of my grandparents were diagnosed with Parkinson’s years ago. So I have seen the effects this debilitating disease has on people. It is usually a slow progressing disease, but once it has its grip on you,...
    22
    May

    Trapezius Muscle – Nicole Gillett

    The trapezius muscle is also known as your trap muscle. It is a diamond-shaped superficial muscle (close to the surface). This muscle causes a lot of problems in almost everyone that comes in for a massage. Everyone usually has some sort of tightness in this muscle that come from...
    22
    May

    Shin Splints (Compartment Syndrome/Periostitis) – Sarah Fischer

    Compartment syndrome, along with periostitis, tibialis posterior tendinitis may all be known or referred to as “shin splints”, something I am personally quite familiar with. This may occur due to over-used, non-supportive footwear, increased/over training or muscle...
    25
    Apr

    PTSD and Massage Therapy

    PTSD is the abbreviation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disease. This can be a result to anyone who has experienced a major traumatic moment or period in their lives. It has been estimated that 70% of the adults in the US have experienced a trauma severe enough to result in PTSD....
    25
    Apr

    What is the Difference Between a Sprain and a Strain? – Sarah Fischer

    Sprain and strain, the two sound pretty similar but they actually are two different injuries. Some people aren’t sure which is which, or what the difference is, as there are similarities between the two, but over the next few paragraphs I will go over what actually occurs...
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