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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...

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...