The correct massage therapy industry terms, and why they are important!

Massage therapists have worked and struggled for years to educate the public on the reality of the profession; not just about the benefits of the therapy, but also to disassociate the industry from those who use the legitimacy of the profession to hide illicit activities. Television and movies haven’t helped over the years, often acting to perpetuate this unfortunate … Continue reading

TMJ Dysfunction

Have you ever had pain, stiffness, grinding, clicking, or locking of your jaw? These are most often clear signs of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction. This is a common condition, affecting over 10 million people! The severity of the condition varies greatly, with some people experiencing only mild symptoms on occasion, while others suffer a great … Continue reading

The Glutes: Are they the cause of your pain?

Even if you’re not someone well-versed in anatomy, you’ve probably heard the term glutes, or heard of your gluteal muscles. These are the muscles that make up the majority of your buttock; and while it may seem odd to think much about this area other than how it looks in your favorite jeans, there is … Continue reading

What IS Neuromuscular Therapy, anyway?

In short, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy is a highly specialized form of medical massage therapy that specifically treats pain in a corrective manner for a long-term solution, not just a few hours. Have you every had a deep tissue massage for pain and you end up feeling worse after a few hours? It’s a very common … Continue reading

What are Trigger Points? They are more than knots!

Trigger points are little nodules in tight bands of muscle tissue. They are palpable “knots” that feel like grains of rice or small peas in tight muscle. They create a pain pattern that can be dull, aching, or sharp, and cause the muscle to contract. The pain  can radiate around the trigger point, or it can refer … Continue reading

Hip Labrum Surgery Recovery – Two Years Later

It’s been over two years since my hip labrum surgery for labral tear and complex FAI. I’m happy to report that I am still mostly pain free and am back to most of the activities I did prior to my injury. I say “mostly pain free” because there are days and weeks that my hip … Continue reading

We’re hiring! We are looking for our next Rockstar therapist

  We are seeking a “rockstar”,  experienced therapist who has a passion for trigger point work,  interest in Neuromuscular Therapy, and a goal of working with clients who have medical conditions. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 2-3 years experience as an LMT utilizing trigger point therapy in sessions, has a desire to become … Continue reading

Massage: 5 Reasons To Make That Appointment Now…

  5 Reasons To Make That Massage Appointment Now… When was your last massage? Can’t remember? We get it. Life is really, really busy. Even the weeks and weekends you say are “free”, trying to make no formal commitments, things pop up – friends want to have dinner together. Your kids want to have a playdate with … Continue reading

Migraines: A different type of head pain

This is the last post in our series about headaches. Today I’m talking about the migraine. Migraines are usually debilitating, one sided headaches that can cause nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, and a phenomenon called “auras” in which there are floaters or a waterfall over the vision. Migraines are considered vascular headaches and happen when there is … Continue reading

Posture headaches, text neck and your computer

Part two: Posture related headaches According to Eric Christensen, DPT at Chandler Physical Therapy at his headache workshop, a common pattern that exacerbates headaches is called “upper crossed posture”. We call it “head forward posture”, or you may have also heard it called “text neck”. The shoulders are rounded forward, the neck is stretched out … Continue reading