11
    Sep

    What are the Therapeutic Benefits of a Massage?

    There are many benefits of a Therapeutic massage on you and your body. First of all, you should have a Registered Massage Therapist to perform your massages, as they have had the training needed to give you the maximum amount of benefits. The list of benefits is extensive but I...
    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...
    18
    Sep

    Stress – Sarah Fischer

    Stress is a regular part of most people’s daily fast paced routine. It isn’t always a negative force but when things get going, it can lead to a snowball effect of symptoms, other than just feeling overwhelmed. Your body has a natural reaction when stress emerges; hormone levels...
    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...
    16
    Jul

    Importance of our health history form – Nicole Gillett

    When a new client comes in for a massage, they have to fill out a health history form, which a lot of people see as annoying and a “waste” of time. But what a lot of you don’t realize is that everything on that paper is important for us to ensure that we are treating you in the...
    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...
    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....
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