Hot or Cold?

Hot or Cold?

Q: Is it better to apply hot or cold to an injury? Do you ever use both? A: The answer depends on the type of injury, it’s severity and when it was sustained. Within the first 24-48 hours of being injured, there’s almost always inflammation so stick with...
No Pain No Gain? NO WAY!!!

No Pain No Gain? NO WAY!!!

Q: I believe in the “No Pain, No Gain” idea and usually don’t speak up when a therapist is hurting me. I find bodywork to be more effective when it’s deep and painful. Is this true? A: ABSOLUTELY NOT!! Pain is how your body signals you to back...
How does reflexology work?

How does reflexology work?

Q: What is reflexology and how does it work? A: Reflexology is a natural, non-invasive healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to every system, gland and organ of the body. There are over 7200 nerve...
Pregnancy Aches & Pains

Pregnancy Aches & Pains

Q: Is there any way to minimize the aches and pains of pregnancy between massage treatments? A: Pregnancy produces some profound bodily changes in a very short space of time. Muscles and joints are having to continually adjust as the baby grows in order to move and...
What to Wear

What to Wear

Q: I’m never sure how much to take off/leave on for a massage treatment. What’s generally appropriate? A: It’s really up to the individual how much clothing is removed. Most swedish massage techniques use oil or lotion so skin-on-skin contact is...