Gua Sha is an ancient therapy in which a trained practitioner uses a smooth-edged tool to scrape skin and connective tissue. This movement creates small rash-like red dots under the skin called petichiae.
This modality is a perfect addition to pain-relief bodywork and massage.
You may think sports massage is just for elite athletes. But it’s for you, too!
Grandma always said, “Gettin’ old ain’t for sissies!” but that doesn’t mean back pain is inevitable as we get older.
Most people maintain a regular work schedule of 8 hours, or frequently, even more, and suffer physically for it.
Have you ever had a great massage, then found even the same day, that you felt you were right back to where you started? Just as much pain, just as much flexibility, it’s almost as if the massage never even happened!
Every system in your body is connected with every other system. When your posture is out of alignment, it affects every other system. With lower back pain specifically, you may be distributing your bodyweight and your workload throughout the day, creating problems throughout your entire body.
Cupping is really trendy right now, and for good reason. Despite its popularity, it has been used for thousands in China.
Tension headaches can be a debilitating part of life. They can affect every part of your life, whether you get tension headaches once a year, once a month, once a week or every day. If you suffer from tension headaches, especially ones that are accompanied by neck pain, back pain or shoulder pain, then this post is for you!
There’s a lot of chatter about stand up desks, especially these days with so many office workers starting to work from home instead of in an office. If you are someone who has started working from home, or even if you are working from your office like usual, a stand-up desk might be an excellent solution to your back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain.
Science has proven that massage and bodywork help to relieve the symptoms of arthritic conditions by helping to move blood circulation, generally warming up the body and reducing overall inflammation. All these effects combined create a noninvasive, powerful and sustainable solution to living with less arthritis pain and symptoms.
Ten Small Ways to Start Improving Your Posture, and Reducing Your Pain
Everyone wants a quick solution to their pain, and in most cases, that is not possible. Pain, especially when it’s associated with postural imbalances, is a matter of undoing patterns that have been trained into your body for a very long time, sometimes over a lifetime! However, there are some quick and simple tricks you can start using to help retrain your body into a healthier posture.
Start your new year off right with some of these tips!
I’m coming by today to give you guys some helpful stretches that you can do while you’re watching TV, and work on improving your posture and reducing pain!
As all of us are stuck inside right now, and we are watching a lot more TV than we should be. But hey, I’m guilty too.
One of my favorite things about practicing massage, especially postural massage, is educating, and empowering my clients. One way to do that, is to help them relieve pain wherever they are, not just in the treatment room. A couple of years ago I stumbled upon one of...
Thanks for visiting! I am happy to have you here! I write this as an introductory post, a chance for you to get to meet the therapist behind the hands, and learn what I'm all about, both in an out of the treatment room. Being devoted to movement healing, the...