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

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

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

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

Three Tips for Less Stress This Holiday Season! (3 of 3)

Tip #3: The importance of Self-Care   We all know we should take better care of ourselves throughout the Holidays, but with most of our non-work time being allotted to social engagements of the Season, it’s difficult to truly take care of ourselves in the ways that are best for our bodies. Dehydration, poor diet … Continue reading

Three Tips for Less Stress This Holiday Season! (2 of 3)

Tip #2: It’s okay to say NO – Setting Boundaries   Let’s face it, the Holiday season is full of so many invites and so little time. From Thanksgiving dinners, to Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve soirees, you may find every possible morning, noon, and night filled on every weekend if you’re not careful. … Continue reading

Three Tips for Less Stress This Holiday Season! (1 of 3)

Tip #1 – Organize, Prioritize, and Consolidate your gift purchases There is nothing more stressful than waiting until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping… the things you want are already sold out or are no longer available in the size or color you need. You do find it, but it’s on backorder, or … Continue reading

Hip Labrum and FAI surgery recovery: Week 11, no pain!

I can’t believe how good I feel! I feel almost normal. Really!! All the pain that I was experiencing for two years is GONE. All of the surgical pain is gone, too. All that remains is the joint and muscle soreness from all the strengthening in physical therapy, and the muscles learning to move again … Continue reading

Deep Tissue massage versus Neuromuscular Therapy

We get this question all the time: How is Neuromuscular Therapy different from Deep Tissue Massage? As the name suggests, “Deep Tissue Massage” is a form of massage that works the general muscle tissue, accessing deeper layers of tissue. The treatment is usually listed on a resort or day spa menu, and described as a … Continue reading