1. Why Is The Shoulder So Vulnerable To Injury?

    No matter who you ask - a physical therapist, a massage therapist or a chiropractor, they will all say the same thing - “the shoulder” is the most common area of pain and dysfunction that they treat on a daily basis. The shoulder joint affords us the most mobility or range of motion over all other joints. Mobility is a wonderful thing to have given the amount of freedo…Read More

  2. Massage For Fast-Paced and Competitive Business Leaders

    Highly demanding jobs can take their toll on individuals holding those positions. More and more business leaders in the corporate world are starting to look at wellness strategies as a necessity rather than a luxury. Studies now prove the benefits of massage and as a result corporate leaders are looking at massage as an essential part of their overall wellness strategy. Ma…Read More

  3. Not So Happy Feet – Morton’s Neuroma

    Morton’s Neuroma is one of those foot pathologies that we learned about briefly in Massage Therapy School but it took years before having an opportunity to treat a client who was actually experiencing it. I would soon learn that Morton’s Neuroma is a very common condition of the foot and women experience this condition 8 to 10 times more than men dol. The cause is not …Read More

  4. Can Posture Effect Our Breathing?

    If you are experiencing a slouched, upper body posture, it is more than likely that the muscles around the chest are tight. Tightening of the Pectoral muscles limits the ability of the rib cage to expand during breathing. The result is rapid, shallow breathing. Shallow breathing means you’re taking in less oxygen and less oxygen means less energy. A rounded curvature of …Read More

  5. Piriformis Syndrome

    Piriformis Syndrome is a condition in which the Piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms or swells causing consistent pain in the area of the glutes. Swelling and spasming of the Piriformis Muscle can also irritate the nearby Sciatic Nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain). Pain exper…Read More

  6. Make Time for Healing

    As we go through our day to day lives we have established time to accomplish the task that best accommodate our priorities. Such things can seem normal and even dominating based on the results. We work to make the money necessary to support our lifestyles and family. We travel to explore or achieve opportunities of business/pleasure. We practice healthy habits of eating, e…Read More

  7. Easy Homemade Ice Pack

    1 part alcohol to 3 parts water. Put it in the freezer, the pack gets super cold, but doesn't freeze, which makes it easier to manipulate on and around bones and joints! Great for athletes, injuries, and for the lil people in our lives.…Read More

  8. Should you get a massage when you’re sick?

    Getting a massage when you're sick sounds like a good idea, sometimes that's a time when you feel the need for extra relaxation. But is NOT A GOOD IDEA!! Getting a massage when your body is already trying to fight off an illness, could actually exacerbate the symptoms and prolong the healing process. While massage does in fact detox the body, boost the immune system, and r…Read More