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What are Trigger Points and Why do they Matter?

Have you ever experienced achy muscles, tingling, or tight areas that don't respond to movement? The majority of us will answer, "Yes!", because these are common effects of living in the gravitational world. No matter how hard we try we are bound to acquire trigger points. "Posture, work conditions, sedentary habits, and injury can cause [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Fascial Stretch Therapy, Massage, Massage Therapy|0 Comments

New location in Bend!

We have set-up shop in beautiful Bend, OR within Wellness Doctor Natural Healthcare and Chiropractic Sports Medicine. Renée and I will both be offering Fascial Stretch Therapy in addition to my massage therapy and bodywork. We are very excited for the new opportunity to function within a multidisciplinary environment with 2 Sports Chiropractic Physicians, 1 Acupuncturist, [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Fascial Stretch Therapy, Massage, Massage Therapy|Comments Off on New location in Bend!

Breathing & Bodywork for Daily Living & Longevity

The topic of breathing has been coming up more lately in my day-to-day sessions with clients as well as my own reading and meditation practice. There are several methods on how to instruct breathing dating back to the practices of yoga up to the current methods in physical therapy. As a massage therapist and movement [...]

Meridian Massage

First, let's take a look at a brief background to lead up to Meridian massage. In Tuina, the ancient medical system of China, the theory of qi (chi) energy flow tells of how, where, and when this life force of chi circulates the body. There is a pattern, or biorhythm clock, where chi energy reaches [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Massage, Massage Therapy|0 Comments

Tuina

Tuina can be translated as push/pull or push and grasp in Chinese. It combines both massage and medical theory and practice that includes the modern Swedish massage we commonly know today. In China, Tuina practitioner's study for over 7 years to learn more than relaxing massage techniques. They are the equivalent of our massage therapist, physical [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Fascial Stretch Therapy, Massage, Massage Therapy|Comments Off on Tuina

What’s Your Reason for Massage?

The thought of receiving a massage often brings up images of a spa where one has the time and space to fully let-go and relax. This type of relaxation stress-relieving massage is crucial for our busy task-laden lives. Time spent away from technology, our work space, and distraction is why so many are flocking toward [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Massage, Massage Therapy|Comments Off on What’s Your Reason for Massage?

How to Exercise After Massage

General recommendations for working out after a massage include waiting 24 hours for moderate to strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, sprinting/running, high-intensity workouts (MassageTherapy.com- Bishop). Until that 24 hours has passed, light movement such as walking and swimming are advised, with most therapists highly recommending a warm Epsom salt bath to help flush out released toxins [...]

By | March 18th, 2015|Exercise, Massage, Massage Therapy, Movement Integration|0 Comments