Yearly Archives: 2017

Just Been Diagnosed with Chronic Pain? Here’s Where to Start…

By Jackie Waters December 20, 2017 If you suffer from chronic pain, you’re well aware of that before an official diagnosis. But something about being diagnosed with a chronic pain condition can trigger an extra bit of fear and stress. If you’ve recently been told you have a condition, you’ve also been told that it [...]

Just Been Diagnosed with Chronic Pain? Here’s Where to Start…2017-12-20T18:33:27-06:00

Lymph Drainage Massage For Breast Cancer Survivors

Massage therapists versed in lymph drainage massage are in a position to assist the growing population of women who have received breast cancer treatment. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be over 252,000 new cases of breast cancer in 2017, the most common type of cancer in the U.S., accounting for almost 155 of all [...]

Lymph Drainage Massage For Breast Cancer Survivors2017-10-25T15:05:45-05:00

How To Use The Tennis Ball Massage to Relieve Sciatica Pain

The word “sciatica” can sound scary if you don’t know exactly what it is. I know from personal experience, having suffered from it during pregnancy. If you’ve landed on this page it’s probably because you are suffering from, or are worried you might have sciatica. First let me say, you are not alone. Your pain [...]

How To Use The Tennis Ball Massage to Relieve Sciatica Pain2017-10-23T02:06:07-05:00

Self Care – Stretching Guide

DISCLAIMER: It is understood that these techniques are for the purpose of education and contributing to the well-being of the individual.  These home care activities are designed with prevention as the primary goal and are not to be used as treatment modalities.  These Home Care activities are not intended to take the place of treatment [...]

Self Care – Stretching Guide2017-09-01T15:19:17-05:00

Afraid to Ask: Am I supposed to talk to my massage therapist?

By GAIL ROSENBLUM , STAR TRIBUNE April 18, 2017 - 8:55 AM That’s really up to you, says our expert, Cari Pelava, who answered a few embarrassing questions we posed so you wouldn’t have to. Client time is healing time, and you’re paying for it. If the therapist asks questions such as “How does this [...]

Afraid to Ask: Am I supposed to talk to my massage therapist?2017-06-09T15:07:55-05:00

The 5 Benefits Of Massage Therapy For The Serious Weightlifter

Dresdin Archibald Coach Olympic Weightlifting, Strength and Conditioning Soft-tissue treatment is an important part of the recovery process for many weightlifters. Massage is probably the most favored method. Massage is used to speed recovery following heavy single workouts, competitions, or during high-intensity cycles. Massage also plays a part in the prevention of injury, especially those [...]

The 5 Benefits Of Massage Therapy For The Serious Weightlifter2017-05-26T15:37:49-05:00

Study says, massage helps treat low back pain

By Amy Wallace   |   April 3, 2017 Researchers at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis found real-world massage therapy is an effective treatment for chronic low back pain. The small study included 104 patients with low back pain who were referred by their primary care providers to participate in [...]

Study says, massage helps treat low back pain2017-09-01T15:20:45-05:00

If You Have Osteoarthritis, You Need A Massage

May 2, 2017 by Heath and Nicole Reed Osteoarthritis is a painful joint disorder involving inflammation and the loss of healthy cartilage in one or more joints. By far, the most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is also known as degenerative joint disease.May is National Arthritis Awareness Month—and since osteoarthritis is a growing problem [...]

If You Have Osteoarthritis, You Need A Massage2017-05-10T21:33:41-05:00

Cupping Therapy: Relief For The Face, Head and Neck

Author: Anita Shannon, L.M.T. Photo Courtesy of Anita Shannon Cupping therapy, or vacuum therapy, can be used for a variety of applications, from head to toe. One special focus is the head, neck and face, as these are often areas of pain and dysfunction. Headaches, sinusitis, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, lymphatic issues, chronic inflammation, and [...]

Cupping Therapy: Relief For The Face, Head and Neck2017-09-01T15:21:19-05:00