Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: How Massage Can Help

The nerves and blood vessels that supply the arm run from the neck and through a few narrow channels that can sometimes become even more narrow, resulting in compression of those structures. This can cause a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild tingling and numbness to poor circulation throughout the arm and into the hand and … Continue reading

How Walking Changes Your Body

You probably know that being active is important to maintaining your health. Most of the time when we talk about being active, we think about lifting weights, running, or taking some intense aerobics class. But did you know that walking can have a major impact on your health? Walking Boosts Your Mood & Energy Getting your body moving and your blood pumping releases all kinds of … Continue reading

Self-Care Tips to Survive the Holidays

The busiest time of year is upon us. Holidays are meant to be spent enjoying the company of family, dear friends, and our loved ones. However, somehow the holidays can sometimes become more stressful than any other time of year. We all have huge parts to play in the enjoyment of the holidays and if … Continue reading

How Muscle Imbalances Can Lead to Pain and Injury

A muscle imbalance is simply when one muscle or muscle group is stronger than another. For example, your right arm may be stronger than your left, or your biceps are stronger than your triceps. It’s typically not much of a problem; we’re rather asymmetrical beings in general anyway, but muscle imbalances in some areas can play a role in creating problems within the body … Continue reading

The Mysterious World of Fascia

You may have heard the term fascia thrown around, especially if you’re familiar with bodywork or fitness jargon. But what exactly is fascia? Fascia is simply a type of connective tissue, and it’s actually quite complex; not so much because of what it is, but rather the enormous job that it has within the body. Fascia weaves in and out … Continue reading

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