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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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It’s a great time for a bike ride! Before, during and after ride tips to ensure that you feel great on and off the bike.

Did you know that May was National Bike Month? Although May is coming to a close, outdoor biking season is just beginning as the weather warms up and dries out.  Rather you ride indoors or out, cycling is a great form of exercise and a lot of fun!The bike was first created in Paris, France …

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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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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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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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TENNIS BALLS – More than a bouncy sport’s object

TENNIS BALLS For Natural Pain Relief The following (http://www.prevention.com/fitness/fitness-tips/natural-pain-relief-tennis-ball) is a wonderful article sharing how to use 2 tennis balls to reduce pain when you’re not able to get a massage and from a book The Roll Model by yoga teacher Jill Miller. “You can get into tight areas with tennis balls since these moves get …

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