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Category Archives: Exercise

Foam Roll Between Massages

You don’t need to be a Pro Athlete to treat your body like one. Using a foam roller on a regular basis can help relieve many tight muscle problems. I recommend that all my clients use a foam roller between massages to maintain the relaxation gained in the muscles during massage. This is the simplest …

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Foot Massage

Do you take good care of your feet? Our feet do such a big job carrying us through life. I think they are quite a neglected part of the body (unless they hurt of course). Doing massage I am on my feet all day and I have found that it is never my hands that …

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8 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

If you are doing any last minute shopping for this holiday season, here are 8 healthy gift ideas to give to your family and friends. 1. Give the gift of Massage! Massage is healthy and beneficial for everyone. Research shows that massage is clinically therapeutic for physical pain and injuries, as well as reducing stress …

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4 Effective Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress reduction is a popular topic these days and for good reasons. Chronic stress can lead to a weakened immune system and increase the risk of diseases. Over a prolonged period, this can damage the body and emotional well-being in a number of ways. Some symptoms of chronic stress include depression, weight gain, panic attacks …

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The Best Core Exercises

Here are the Two Best Core Exercises These are true core exercises to support your spine. The intention of these is not 6 pack abs but to protect your low back. Low back problems are something we work on in massage all the time. A great way to prevent them is to strengthen the muscles …

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Massage for Runners

If you are a runner you really should add massage to your training routine. Massage therapy helps your muscles feel better, have more flexibility and prevent injury from running. Massage at the correct times throughout training can flush lactic acid in your leg muscles and relieve and muscles that have gotten overly tight during your …

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Shoulder Pain

Massage therapy can play an important role in healing shoulder pain. It seems that specific problems come in waves and right now we are seeing a lot of clients with shoulders that are in pain. Massage helps to relieve the tension in the muscles that articulate the shoulder joint. The supraspinatus is an important muscle …

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Stretch of the Week- Mild Back Bend

In yoga this is called sphinx for obvious reasons I guess. One of the issues we see a lot in massages is an extremely tense front of the body. Things like sitting at the computer for extended times and poor posture tend to lead the body to a forward curve. Doing this stretch will help …

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12 Great Reasons to Exercise

As if you need even more reasons to get moving makes you younger, healthier and have better sex… add in regular massage to work out the muscles and you will have a very happy body!  Physical activity helps you lose weight by burning calories, boosting resting metabolism, and buffering you from bone and muscle loss that can …

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Stretch of the Week- Child’s Pose

If you have every gone to a yoga class you have definitely done child’s pose.  It is considered a rest pose in yoga and the benefits are many. Such as  gently stretch the hips, thighs, and ankles, calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue, relieves back and neck pain. How to: Kneel on the floor. …

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