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  • What Should I Do With My Arms During a Massage?

    Posted on April 10, 2021 by in Massage

    “What should I do with my arms?” is one of the most frequently asked questions during a massage. So if you’ve ever wondered, but not asked, where you should put your arms, today you’ll get your answer. In general, you’ll get the best results if we’re massaging you while your muscles are in a neutral […]

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    How Massage Therapy Can Help Recreational Athletes

    Posted on March 21, 2020 by in Massage

    Soccer star Megan Rapinoe counts massage therapy as a crucial part of her all-too-necessary recovery regimen to allow her muscles time to heal after a hard day of training or a tough game. And remember those round red marks on Michael Phelps? Professional athletes often work with massage therapists before, during and after training and […]

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    Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Massage

    Posted on February 22, 2020 by in Massage, Pain Relief

    When you think of massage therapy, what comes to mind? Perhaps you consider those aches and pains in your shoulders and neck, or maybe your sore, tired, or swollen legs, or even a way you can cope with excess stress.  However, the therapeutic nature of massage therapy extends far beyond just relieving stiff muscles or […]

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    Massage For Lower Back Pain

    Posted on February 8, 2020 by in Massage

    If you’ve ever battled lower back pain, you know how nagging and exhausting it can be.  Pain medications can be dangerous to take for extended periods (and frequently only dull the pain, instead of dealing with it), relief found from injections is ineffective or short-lived, and some therapies can even make your lower back pain […]

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    Common Myths About Back Pain

    Posted on January 25, 2020 by in Massage

    There are dozens and dozens of myths out there about what leads to back pain, what you should do to prevent back pain, and what kinds of treatments may resolve your back pain.  Today, I am here to tell you that you should think again about what may be causing your aches and pains and […]

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    What You Need to Know About Tattoos and Massage

    Posted on January 19, 2020 by in Massage

    I’m currently caring for a fresh tattoo, a large piece that takes up most of my back. It’s my third tattoo and each time I get some new ink I get loads of questions about being able to give and receive massage while the tat is still healing. If you’re considering getting your first tattoo, […]

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    Treating Tension Headaches With Self Massage

    Posted on September 20, 2019 by in Headaches, Massage

    Most of us are familiar with the sensation of a headache. The location, cause, and severity can differ, but we all agree that headaches hurt!  When you have a headache, it’s hard to function normally until you find relief. That’s why there are so many techniques for treating headaches. Not all of these techniques are […]

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    Why Your Massage Therapist Asks All Those Health Questions

    Posted on July 5, 2019 by in Massage

    Before your first massage with me, I’m going to ask you about your medical history.  I’ve got an online intake form that will ask about the medications you take, which medical conditions you have, and a whole host of other questions about your health history. So why is this? Am I being nosy? Why do […]

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