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Tending to Tendons

Tending to Tendons

Reach down to your leg and find your calf muscle. Pretty easy to find, right? Especially because you know exactly what you’re looking for. Now keep moving your hand farther down the back of your leg until you find a thin, firm connection near the back of your ankle....

Stopping a Cycling Injury Before It Happens

Stopping a Cycling Injury Before It Happens

You’re in the zone, and you’ve reached the halfway point up a steep hill. Suddenly, you’re hit like a semi-truck full of bricks. Not literally - but it physically feels the same. Some cyclists refer to this as “the man with the hammer” or “the wall,” and it feels like...

Pre-Event and Post-Event Massage: Making a Difference

Pre-Event and Post-Event Massage: Making a Difference

What are your pre-event and post-event routines? Before an event, you’re probably stretching - maybe even doing active isolated stretching. Maybe you do a quick cool down or stretch after a game. But are your muscles getting the full preparation and recovery they...

Nerve Compression: When Tight Muscles Get on Your Nerves

Nerve Compression: When Tight Muscles Get on Your Nerves

Have you noticed “electric shocks” running down your leg after a bike ride? How about feeling “pins and needles” at the tips of your fingers after rotating your shoulder repetitively? What you are experiencing is nerve compression, or muscle pressing on nerves.  ...

Migraines and Massage: the Cold Stone Solution

Migraines and Massage: the Cold Stone Solution

Migraines are nothing new to most of us. In fact, an estimated 38 million Americans suffer from the debilitating headaches every year. If you’re one of the many sufferers, you’ve probably: Missed work, school, or events due to an attack Had multiple attacks in a...

Warm Up Your Muscles – Not Just for the Winter Season

Warm Up Your Muscles – Not Just for the Winter Season

Newton’s First Law of Motion says an object at rest stays at rest. Maybe not surprisingly, this also applies to your muscles. Every time you go out to participate in an event - whether it’s cold out or not - your muscles are starting from a sedentary state. They’re...