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Modern (Western) Medicine vs. Holistic (Eastern) Medicine

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

When it comes to health care, there are two approaches: modern and holistic. These two practices have very different views on how the body should be taken care of and treated when it comes to illness.

Modern Medicine:

Modern medicine is most commonly done in the western world (ex: North America, Europe), and has come a long way in health care in treating diseases and prolonging life. This practice focuses on splitting up the human body into systems and ...

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15 Things A Massage Therapist Knows About You After An Hour

Posted on December 11, 2015 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Massage is a great way to distress and relax our minds and bodies, but they are also a map and representation of our daily habits. After an hour massage, your therapist can easily determine the following without it ever being brought up in conversation:

1) If you’re right or left hand dominate.

If you are right-hand dominate, your left side of the back will be tighter and vice-versa. That is because the opposite side of the body must compensate for ever...

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Forward Neck Posture (Text Neck and Desktop Neck)

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (1)

A large majority of people attribute most of their pain to their neck, which can cause headaches and migraines. With our growing use of technology through computers, tablets, and smart phones, neck pain has begun to increase in the population and starting at a very young age. This phenomenon is known as forward neck posture (FNP), where every inch the head moves forward from its ideal gravitational center, it feels as if it weighs an additional 10lbs. This concept is the same as if you were h...

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The Importance of the Gluteal & Hip Muscles

Posted on November 8, 2015 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The gluteal muscles, commonly known as your butt, play a huge role in our body mechanics other than just esthetically pleasing to the eye. They protect the hips and determine our gate (the way we walk), which can affect our lower back and legs. Often times, people ignore getting their glutes massaged because they find it awkward or they do not understand the importance of them.

A majority of the leg muscles originate from the hips and many of the back and core muscle...

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Deep Pressure vs. Deep Tissue; What's the difference?

Posted on October 23, 2015 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The majority of people often use deep pressure and deep tissue interchangeably when they are in fact very different from one another. Deep pressure is about the weight of the therapists’ hands on the client, while deep tissue is about reaching the muscles that are located underneath the superficial muscles and closer to the skeleton and internal organs. It is often believed that deep tissue massage is painful but that is not necessarily true. By warming up the musc...

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Massages!! Who needs them??

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Who should get massages or more particularly, who needs them?? I get this question a lot from clients and other people who ask about my services. Many people believe that massage is just a luxery - something to treat yourself to every once in a while for a birthday or any specaial occasion - it is not commonly seen as a therapeutic service in order to help improve your health. So, the answer would be that EVERYONE needs a massage. Now, it may vary on how often e...

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