muscle tension

Benefits of Paraffin Wax Treatment on the Hands

Hands are amazing tools for us to use, but when they hurt, we’re miserable! Do you ever get achy tired hands? Most people are using computers and phones frequently, which is adding to the problem of over-use syndrome. As we tap away on our keyboards and texting, our small muscles and joints in the fingers, …

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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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Do Children Benefit From Massage?

Tammara Giving A Kid’s Chair Massage Short answer, absolutely! At our massage practive we often work with children who are very active in sports and experiencing aches and pains or the parents are being proactive to prevent aches and pains by bringing them in for some body work. We ask that the parents stay in …

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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 …

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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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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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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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CHAIR MASSAGE – BENEFITS in the WORKPLACE…

Doesn’t this look like fun?!?  Chair Massages Poolside Having a drink of your choicewhile getting a chair massage –RELAXING!  Is this what you thought chair massage was? Chair massage is an easy way to obtain important health benefits.  As little as 15 minutes of chair massage a week has been proven to lower stress, reduce …

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LAVENDER – This Week’s Essential Oil…

The Benefits of Lavender The Most Versatile of all Essential Oils 1)  Fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – both physically and emotionally Rub 2 – 3 drops of lavender oil in your cupped palms then inhale the scent to calm the mind Rub on your feet, temples, wrists Use in a diffuser 2)  Cleanse …

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