back pain

What’s All the Buzz About Cupping?

Although the practice of cupping has been around for many years, it gained popularity during the summer Olympics and has continued to grow as word gets out that it works! What is cupping? Using glass, plastic or silicon cups placed strategically on the body a vacuum is created by using either a pump, by manually …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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What Massage Can Do for YOU!!

What can Massage do for YOU??? Benefits of Massage Therapy Tammara and Barbara massaging Massage Extraordinaire clients Reduce ANXIETY and DEPRESSION Lower levels of certain stress hormones by 50% Improve mood by increasing serotonin and dopamine      2.  Improve SLEEP ISSUES      3.  Reduce HEADACHES May reduce the number and severity of migraine headaches …

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Massage Therapy May Be Best for Your Back Pain!

Did you know that an estimated 9 out of 10 people deal with low back pain at some point in their lives? “Back pain relief maybe in the hands of a skilled massage therapist.” (from Focus on Healthy Aging)A study found that both structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage are effective in relieving chronic low back …

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