Massage Treatments for Tendonitis & Tendon Pain

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Tendonitis, Tendon Pain and Tendinopathy Tendons attach muscles to bone. They are all over the body but there are a few tendons, such as the neck, elbows, biceps, wrists and achilles, which can have a condition called tendonitis (also called tendinitis) or tendinopathy. When left untreated, these areas can progress into calcific tendonitis, a condition that is usually considered irreversible …

Massage therapy and injury rehab for sciatica or sciatic nerve pain.

Benefit of Massage Therapy on Sciatic Nerve Pain

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In the News: Massage Benefits Sciatic Nerve Pain We were pleased to see the article in the Cincinnati Herald, “Benefits of massage on sciatic nerve pain.” The short article outlines some ways massage therapy has helped people suffering from sciatic nerve pain (aka: sciatica). It also has some suggestions for self-massage care using a tennis ball. Sciatica & Sciatic Nerve …

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage

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What is Thai Yoga Massage? This type of bodywork involves opening the body’s energy lines through a combination of rhythmic compression, soft-tissue manipulation, acupressure and stretching. It is referred to as Thai Yoga Massage because the therapist will move you through series of yoga-like stretches. Thai Yoga Massage is felt as both relaxing and energizing as it includes deep muscular …

Sports Massage Therapy reduces inflammation after exercise

Massage Therapy Reduces Swelling After Exercise

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Sports Massage Therapy Reduces Inflammation Post Workout After a hard workout, nothing feels better than a good sports massage. We call it a “flush,” and technically speaking it’s a post-event massage designed to help athletes recover faster so they can train harder. For years, we have know that massage relieves pain in injured muscles after exercise. Now, research through the …

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Fascia, Fascial Connections & Connective Tissue

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Learn More About Fascia We recently watched this amazing video (see clip above) from Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau, MD called “Interior Architectures.” The video explores the fascial connections and connective tissue within our bodies using an HD camera and clearly demonstrates just how integrated our tissues really are. For those of you who have heard David, our Injury Specialist, lecture at …

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Self Massage Techniques for Athletes

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Self-Massage for Athletes: Heal Faster & Prevent Injuries I was honored to be chosen as the massage therapist interviewed in Trail Runner Magazine for an article on the benefits of sports massage therapy and self massage for runners. This article can benefit all athletes and does a nice job explaining a number of the self massage tools that we recommend …

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Proper Sleeping Positions

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Proper Sleeping Positions It’s not uncommon for people to wake up with discomfort in their neck or back. Sleeping is the time for our bodies and brains to rest and “reset.” It’s unfortunate that many people wake up in pain. Below are some tips to help you find a comfortable, biomechanically correct posture while sleeping. Avoid Sleeping on your Stomach! …