Sha Zen Massage Ann Arbor

Pandemic Precautions

Since reopening June 15, 2020 here are the things I am doing for the safety of us all.  I ask that we work together to keep everyone safe! There have been some new precautions implemented to insure a safe and healthy environment for you to receive a massage in. These new precautions are necessary for [...]

Pandemic Precautions2020-06-21T07:24:28-05:00

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

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

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

Making the Most of Your Massage

How to Prolong the Benefits of Bodywork By Barbara Hey A massage works in wonderful ways, easing stress and pain, calming the nervous system, increasing circulation, loosening tight muscles, stimulating internal organs, and enhancing skin. The multiplicity of physiological responses sends a simple, clear message to the mind: Massage feels good. Of course, you want [...]

Making the Most of Your Massage2018-05-28T04:01:45-05:00

Himalayan Salt Stone Massage Benefits

When you schedule your next massage session, why not consider a Himalayan Salt Stone massage session? The benefits are amazing. You can see the effects of the salt after one session. Your skin, body and mind will thank you! Himalayan Salt Stones provide 84 essential mineral and trace compounds. The stones can be used in conjunction [...]

Himalayan Salt Stone Massage Benefits2017-06-13T22:50:15-05:00