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Sinus Inflammation and Massage

This time of year we are exposed to all sorts of nasties, which can leave our sinuses in overdrive. Changes in temperature, environmental allergies and illnesses can all contribute to sinus inflammation. If you are one who suffers from sinus inflammation, you will know that it can be difficult to function normally when symptoms rear […]

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Take a deep breath and improve your athletic performance

Do you want to shorten recovery time, increase stamina, decrease stress, sharpen your focus, and improve your athletic performance? Take a deep breath and read on! As athletes, the importance of breathing is often overlooked. After all, everyone breathes all day every day, so why think about it? This blog post will explore some breathing […]

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The Importance of SI Joint Function

What is the SI Joint? The sacroiliac joint or SI joint is the joint that connects the sacrum with the pelvis and is located on each side of the lower spine. The SI joint’s main job is shock absorption.  It does this by transferring the forces of the upper body to the lower body, which […]

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Runners keep your BALANCE in check!

If you are a runner and are work with me, you may notice me asking you many questions during our session.  This is because I want to be sure you are doing everything possible to prevent muscular imbalance and injury.  It seems runners just want to run, however, let’s face it, you must do your […]

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Two Minutes A Day For A Healthier Spine

Spinal hygiene is often compared to dental hygiene. Similar to teeth, the spine can develop disorders and deteriorate. The  only difference is that if there is dysfunction or decay, it is more difficult to replace the spine than it is to install dentures in someone’s mouth. The spine protects the nervous system in the body […]

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Sleep It On, Don’t Sleep On It (Best Sleep Positions)

Sleep: The Benefits Sleep can be your muscles greatest training ally. True rest can be the most beneficial thing in a persons training regimen because the body actually builds muscle while you sleep. As the body falls deeper and deeper into sleep, passing from a state of beta rhythm (conscious alert state) through alpha and […]

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Neck Pain: Where is Your Head Right Now?

Neck pain is one of the most common complaints we see as massage therapists. And in a world where most people spend the majority of their day on a computer, that’s no surprise. In fact, if you’re reading this blog post, you’re on a computer right now. Time for a pop quiz: Where is your […]

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Shin Splints Or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Shin splints are a common sports injury, especially amongst beginner runners or those starting a new high impact activity. Maybe you’ve had them at some point: it is a pain in the lower leg, along the inner part of the tibia. In spite of the fact that they are so common, there isn’t a clear […]

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Understanding Hamstring Strains: “POP!”

Hamstring strains, or tears, are a common occurrence in runners and sprinters.  There are several contributing factors to hamstring strains and there is a high chance of recurring injury.  Strains in the hamstrings are more frequent than in some other muscles for several reasons: muscle imbalance, excessive neural tension (tonus), lack of flexibility, fatigue, and […]

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Nerve Entrapment: It Gives Me A Tingling Sensation

Have you ever felt that tingly feeling in your hand or down your arm?  That pins and needles feeling or even numbness?  How about a pain in your forearms or weakness of grip?  I have had first hand experience with all of these and many of my clients have as well.  We spend a lot […]

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