What are Good Yoga Poses for your Posture?

    Slouching over a smartphone, sitting at a desk all day, or even just things in your everyday life can negatively affect your posture. It’s easy to not have correct posture and not be aware of it. Poor posture can result in back pain, aches in your neck, and loss of energy....

    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...

    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...

    Biceps Muscle – Nicole Gillett

    Your biceps muscle lies on the upper arm between your shoulder and elbow. It has 2 heads: a long head and a short head. That’s how she got its name “bi” meaning 2. Both heads originate on the scapula (shoulder blade) and come together to make one muscle and join just past...

    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...

    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...

    Trapezius muscle – Sarah Fischer

    One of the largest, superficial back muscles is your trapezius muscle. This muscle has 3 different areas of muscle fibers that all have different functions. You have your upper fibers, middle fibers and your lower fibers. It could be compared to a diamond shape that is attached...

    Strains – Nicole Gillett

    A strain injury, also known as a pulled muscle, happens when a muscle is over stretched resulting in muscle fibers tear. Symptoms of a strain can be local edema (swelling), heat over the injured area, tenderness, bruising, loss of strength, and could even have a snapping noise....

    Sciatic Pain – Sarah Fischer

    Sciatic pain, also referred to as sciatica, is a very common symptom that is felt in the lower back – buttock area and often refers down to your posterior thigh. At times, it may be felt all the way down into your foot. This pain is often characterized as a sharp, burning...

    Hip flexor strain – Sarah Fischer

    Hip flexor strain: something I have been treating a lot of lately so I thought I would have a little blog moment about it. Hip flexors bring your knee toward your chest, in small or big movements. The main muscles involved in this movement are psoas major, iliacus, rectus femoris...