Foods That Help With Anxiety
Anxiety is the worst! Everyone suffers from occasional anxiety, but anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America according to the ADDA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America). The sad thing is that anxiety disorders are highly treatable, but less than 40% of sufferers seek help. Don’t contribute to that statistical fact! Therapy and medications can be incredibly helpful, but don’t discount the alternative treatments that are available. Most people know that massage
Play Tennis? Release Hips for Better Performance and Less Injuries
Ouch! The dynamic and forceful twists and turns of tennis unfortunately can lead to many risks of injury. Knees, lower back and shoulders are most prone to muscle strains for tennis players. Keeping an eye on proper form can greatly reduce problems in these areas. Understanding the causes of this can help develop strategies to improve functional movements that help reduce painful injuries and keep you on the court! Know the SourceIf you’re having pain
Knock! Knock! Who’s There? Knees!
The alignment of your knees greatly affects your gait and your gait greatly affects the way your body feels. If you have genu valgum, known as knocked knees, or the opposite problem, valgus angulation, your body is going to eventually let you know that it is not happy with the situation. When that happens, it’s time to act quickly to find a remedy! Just like the vehicles that we drive, when the alignment is off,
Got Shoulder Pain? Don’t be surprised if your massage therapist starts working on your neck.
When pain is felt between the shoulder blades, it would be assumed that there is a problem somewhere in that area, but it could actually be coming from your neck area. Knowing where the pain originates from can help in formulating a treatment plan to alleviate discomfort. Better yet, knowing how the problem started, can help the pain from developing to begin with. Nerves: The Struggle is RealPain is caused by the nerves becoming entrapped
Self Massage Tools – Do They Help or Hurt?
So many tools, so little time! We are in an era where tools for myofascial release abound. There are so many choices, that it can become confusing as to what tool to use for what issue and how often, how much and…. The confusion can go on and on. Let’s try to unpack some of this to make it easier to understand. First of all it is important to understand what the purpose of these
Facial Contouring, Lymphatic Drainage & Lomilomi Massage… Meet Jessica!
Jessica Blumberg L.M.T. We are super excited to introduce Jessica to our team. She has been practicing massage therapy since 1996. Her career began after graduating from Pacific Beach School of Healing Arts in San Diego. Her travels took her to New York City where she was trained in Shiatsu, Lymphatic Drainage and advanced Swedish techniques. She was awarded an associates from the Swedish Institute in 2004. Career highlights have ranged from working at Colombia
Arnica… Not just another pretty flower!
Arnica is an amazing little flower! This flower is a part of the Daisy family and can be used to reduce inflammation, decrease pain and help bruises heal quicker. A tube of Arnica cream can be purchased at many health and drug stores and is also found in several different muscle-rub products that athletes like to use when they are having pain. By itself, Arnica cream doesn’t have a scent, but often it is added
Fascia’s Role in Stiffness, Tightness & Pain
What is Fascia? Fascia is the connective tissue that literally holds the entire body together. Imagine a whole roasting chicken that you would find at your grocery store. If you were to pull up on the skin of the chicken, you would see a substance that is attached underneath the skin and also to the muscle beneath it. It is clear, thin and sticky. This is the fascia. How the fascia becomes damaged and what
Be aware of what your body is telling you and listen to it!
How many massages should I get? There is no such thing as too many massages to be had but, considering that most of us don’t have an endless supply of time or money, figuring out a massage plan is important. First of all focus in on what your desired result is. Are you recovering from a surgery or an injury? Have you been having chronic pain from a possible pinched nerve or have you been