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.

Choosing the Right Kids Backpack

Choosing the Right Kids Backpack

Strapping on a backpack is part of a student’s daily ritual but choosing the right one takes some careful consideration and possibly even some negotiation. It’s a challenge because you’ll want to find something your child is going to like but...
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...
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...
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...