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Everything You Need to Know Before Your First Massage

Everything You Need to Know Before Your First Massage

A friend of mine, Jessica, recently told me about her first massage therapy experience a little over a year ago. She had been enduring some chronic pain and tension in her shoulders and upper back from an old tennis injury that was left mostly untreated. When she...

Scoliosis and the Benefits of Massage

Scoliosis and the Benefits of Massage

Scoliosis is a painful condition from which more than 30% of Americans suffer. Physical therapy, surgery, and other treatments can often correct the issue, but it still leaves the patient in pain until it is resolved. One form of pain management that has had...

The Art of ART: Active Release Technique [Information]

The Art of ART: Active Release Technique [Information]

If you have participated in any kind of fitness or athletic activity, either on a professional or recreational level, you’ve probably endured the wrath of soft tissue injuries. It often starts off as a minor irritation, and you try to shrug it off. Then it becomes...

The Benefits of Massage for Stress

The Benefits of Massage for Stress

Not all stress is bad. It’s actually part of our body’s natural fight-or-flight reaction, an indicator of excitement and motivation, and beneficial in small doses. It causes a burst of adrenaline to course through the body, so your heart rate increases, your energy...

The TheraGun: Percussive Therapy for All

The TheraGun: Percussive Therapy for All

There are many different ways to treat tense, painful muscles and bodily injuries. And while deep tissue and sports massage therapy is helpful, sometimes you need to reach a little deeper into the muscles and ligaments for complete healing. That’s why MG Sports...

Active Isolated Stretching: Making Your Muscles Work for You

Active Isolated Stretching: Making Your Muscles Work for You

Let’s say you want to go for a run. Or maybe you’re more into hiking. You grab your shoes, lace them up, and head off to the local park for a few laps. A few minutes in, you start to slow down because your legs are getting sore. Why? You didn’t stretch first. There...