Stretching

Stretching

Stretching, when done properly, can do more than just increase flexibility. Learn about the elements of good stretching and in what order to stretch your body parts.

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...
Hot or Cold?

Hot or Cold?

Q: Is it better to apply hot or cold when you have pain? A: This is a loaded question without an easy answer but, as a general rule, ice is best for acute injuries and inflammation and heat is best for sore muscles and stiffness. Here’s a look at a few common...
Taking Care of Your World

Taking Care of Your World

A Covid 19 Roadmap I’ve spent a number of hours over the last month or so contemplating how much of my identity is wrapped up in my work. I miss my clients and I miss helping people but I think there will ultimately be some surprising benefits to our...
Water Intake and Massage

Water Intake and Massage

Q:   Is it important to drink water after a massage? A:   No, it isn’t. Your body’s fluid balance remains relatively stable with very little variation whether you drink 4 daily glasses of water or 12.   That’s not to say that dehydration can’t...