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Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is becoming more known as people are experiencing the benefits of receiving this treatment.  ‘Myo’ refers to muscle and ‘fascia’ refers to the material covering the muscle, so myofascial release is the process of loosening the tightness of the tissue. As you can see in the image below, the fascia surrounds the muscle …

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Stress & It’s Effects On Our Health

April is stress awareness month. Common Effects of Stress A lot of common symptoms that are blamed on illness, such as headaches, insomnia, and fatigue, are actually caused by stress. It is important to be aware of how stress is effecting your health, because left unchecked it can lead to worse problems such as high …

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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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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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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 …

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Meet Roisin and Learn About Cupping—

Roisin Thompson Hi!  My name is Roisin Thompson.  I have been a massage therapist for the past 3 years.  Besides practicing massage at Massage Extraordinaire, I also am a acupuncturist.  My favorite modality for muscular pain is Cupping.  I use it often to accelerate recovery and ease local tension. You may first have been exposed …

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CYCLING – The Benefits of Massage for Cyclists

The Many Benefits of Massage for Cyclists (of all levels) Tammara – Massage Extraordinaire and Cycling Enthusiastic Not only is Tammara an Extraordinary massage therapist, she is also an avid cyclist. Tammara gets a massage at least once a month and sometimes more often if she’s dealing with a particular issue.  Her philosophy, “The better I take …

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WELCOME to Roisin Thompson

Introducing Roisin Thompson —     We are excited to announce that Roisin Thompson recently joined the extraordinary staff of Massage Extraordinaire!  Not only does Roisin have top notch experience as a massage therapist, she also offers acupuncture to the multitude of massage services we provide!   Roisin is a Florida native who currently lives in Ocean Beach.  …

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USA Rugby Eagles Sevens at the Rio Olympics – GOOD LUCK from Massage Extraordinaire!

GOOD LUCK in RIO USA Rugby Eagles Sevens! First, CONGRATULATIONS to all the superb rugby athletes who were named to represent the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics!  Men’s, Women’s and Paralympic Rugby Teams   Massage Extraordinaire Massage Therapistsat the Jersey Ceremony – July 21, 2016  Last Thursday, July 21st, Massage Extraordinaire’s massage therapists were …

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Wedding/Bridal Parties – How to Use Massage to Make Them Even More Special…

Wedding/Bridal Party Massage Are you planning a wedding (or know someone who is) this summer?    Beautiful wedding couple wewere honored to work with Wedding clients who includedMassage Extraordinairein their special occasion Treat your bridal or bachelorette party to a special day of pampering!  Massage can also be incorporated into rehearsal dinners and bridal showers. …

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We are back open on June 19th!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we have some great ways to celebrate your special someone!