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Changes to your membership, March 1st, 2017

Dear Members, Phila Massages has been in business now since 2010 and we are grateful to have been growing ever since. To align with the increasing cost of business and in order to continue providing the top quality sports massage that you enjoy, our rates will increase for the first time since introducing our membership […]

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The Levator Scapulae – what a pain in the neck!

When you wake up in the morning with a crick in your neck, or feel a burning on the top of your shoulder blade, or have trouble turning your head to look behind you when you’re driving, the culprit may be your Levator Scapulae! Anatomy     Origin: Transverse Processes of the Cervical Vertebrae (Upper […]

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IT band syndrome or Why is my IT band sore and what can I do about it !?

Many athletes, especially endurance athletes, suffer from Ilio-Tibial Syndrome (ITBS). ITBS is an inflammation of the Ilio-Tibial band (ITB) at the knee, causing outer knee pain. The causes of ITBS can be varied but the treatment options are usually the same: massage, stretching and strengthening. What causes ITBS? The IT band is a fibrous band […]

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Water: How Much is Too Much

This summer’s record breaking temperatures and seemingly endless heat waves have all of us making sure our reusable water bottles are filled and easily within arm’s reach. Everywhere we look, someone or something is constantly reminding us to stay hydrated and get our recommended daily “eight-glass” intake. All of which is somewhat true, but is […]

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Check out our new PTSM (video)

Check out a slideshow video of our updated PTSM!  

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We will be at the Philadelphia Marathon – special offers this week-end!

  Phila Massages is proud to be organizing the massage tent at the Philadelphia Marathon, in correlation with the City of Philadelphia.   Massage tent: We will be giving free 10min post race massages, in a heated tent, with a team of 40 massage therapists (so the wait shouldn’t be long)! Find us on 22nd and […]

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Membership system detailed

1) Membership sales policies Membership set-up fee is $0, free.   12 Month Membership: Option one: upfront payment of $250/year Option two: easy payment plan of $25/mo for 12 months Membership is $25 per month, and automatically debited from a registered credit/debit card over the course of 12 months. The payment is debited monthly on the same […]

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What is the PTSM? article + video

Phila Massages has updated its award-winning PTSM! see the video here! Now 90 minutes long, the new PTSM has been modified to include AIS; AIS, or Active Isolated Stretching, is a specific series of stretches that require active participation and aim to improve mobility. The PTSM is done clothed: men are asked to wear a […]

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An overview of lower back pain

Although we specialize in athletic massage, many people, including athletes, come to our massage practice complaining of lower back pains. Indeed, it is estimated that 80% of people suffer from lower back pain at some point in their life [1]. The majority of these sufferers are between 30 and 59 years old, in their prime, […]

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