Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome is also commonly referred to as runners knee or IT band syndrome. We’re taking a look at causes, symptoms and treatment. What Causes Iliotibial Band Syndrome? Certain factors may make you more susceptible to developing runners knee or iliotibial band syndrome: A naturally tight or wide IT band, weak hip muscles such […]

The Benefits of Medical Massage for Posture and Body Mechanics

Since your soft tissue is all inter-connected, a problem in one area of your body can affect the area next to it. For example, the muscles on one side of your lower back can tighten, causing your body to adjust by twisting slightly. This affects your upper back and hip area as your body tries […]

Medical Massage…What does that mean?

Medical Massage Therapy- is a system of applied techniques designed to reduce pain, establish normal tissue tonicity, to create a positive tissue environment and to normalize the movement of the musculoskeletal system. It is a scientifically based method of manual therapy that seeks a clear understanding of the scientific principles of physiology that affect connective […]

Massage… Questions Answered

Here are some things that people frequently ask massage therapists (or ask about them…) 1) The pressure isn’t deep enough, what should I do? Communicate openly with the massage therapist. Some of the most effective types of massage therapy are gentle and do not involve deep pressure or pain. Keep in mind however that it’s […]

Food for Pain

Everybody knows that Therapeutic and Medical Massage are wonderful for easing pain, but what about those times when you simply can’t get to your therapist? There are foods out there that are great for pain relief you just have to know where to look. Many fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and herring contain valuable oils. […]

Obesity…Why it exists

We all know that 2/3 of the American population is obese, but do you know why? Let’s take a look at the common things that affect us and our weight. Let’s start with poor nutrition, we all know that a bad diet leads to health problems, but let’s look at why…inadequate nutrition leads to a […]

Natural Cleaning Ideas

I’ve had many people ask about more natural, less chemical ways to clean at home. One of the biggest natural things I use at home as well as in the office is Vinegar…yes it’s a great cleaning tool! So much these days we have to be careful of pesticides on our produce from the grocery […]

What We are Doing Today, Can Hurt Us Tomorrow

A while ago I heard this rumor going around about most to all generations after baby boomers will not live as long as the baby boomer generation itself. My first initial thought after hearing that for the first time was, “Yeah right, here comes another sales idea in the health industry to steal more of […]

The Importance of Detoxing Your Body!

Imagine you own a very nice expensive new car. You know that car was a lot of money and you probably will be making a large payment on the car for quite some time, but during the time that you own this car you are going to make sure that you maintain the car by […]

Kids and Germs

Are we as parents scared of germs? A friend shared a picture on Facebook the other day of a 10 day old baby and a pair of dusty cowboy boots and in reading through the comments I was a bit surprised at how horrified people were that the baby was being exposed to dirt.  Now […]