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Hydration: Why It’s So Important

Why is it so important to stay hydrated? Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work correctly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate joints. Water is needed for good health. How does my body lose water? […]

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Differences: Deep Tissue & Neuromuscular

  Deep Tissue brings you in contact with the deeper layers of musculature that are not addressed in Swedish Massage. This modality deals with specific muscle groups and begins to work with chronic pain. The techniques work deeper in the body and are more invasive; therefore additional knowledge is required by the therapist. It becomes […]

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Sports Massage – Preventing Injury and Enhancing Performance

  Sports massage focuses on the individual need of the athlete and is used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of sports massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance. It alleviates muscle stress and tension, relieves swelling, drains away fatigue, promotes flexibility and prevents injury. Aiding recovery and enhancing performance, whether […]

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How to Stay Fit During Winter

  For most of the world, the transition from summer to fall and fall to winter never is easy. You still crave those warm summer nights and the idea of seeing a temperature below your age is frightening. The West Coast doesn’t have to worry about cold nights spent by the fireplace or transitioning from […]

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Massage Therapy and Golf

  Over the last few years, golfers at all skill levels have started to appreciate the tremendous benefits that massage therapy can have on improving their golf game.  Golfers are turning to massage therapy for everything from pain relief, increasing range of motion and flexibility to injury prevention.   Although massage therapy has been around for […]

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Neuromuscular Therapy…What Is It And What Does It Do?

  The technique of neuromuscular therapy (sometimes referred to as NMT) was developed by Dr. Stanley Leif and Boris Chaitow. Both were trained in chiropractics and naturopathy, which is a philosophy that seeks to improve health by focusing on the body’s innate ability to recover. They worked with Dewanchand Varma and Bernard MacFadden to help […]

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A Cornerstone of Health

  Why Now, More Than Ever, You Need a Massage… While you may be tempted to trim your wellness budget when economic times are tough, now more than ever, massage should play a role in reducing stress and strengthening the health of Americans. When you feel your best, you are more likely to be able to […]

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Massage as the Body’s Workout

You’ve just had a wonderful massage, and you go home feeling both relaxed and rejuvenated. But later that night you feel like you’re coming down with something. Or perhaps the next morning, you wake up with twinges of muscle soreness, maybe some fatigue, and you just don’t feel yourself. What happened? Chances are it’s the […]

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Energy Boosters

  No amount of coaxing, pleading, or pedal pumping could get the engine in the rental car to turn over. It was going nowhere. The travelers had filled the car with unleaded fuel, but it had a diesel engine. It had been able to run a little way on the wrong fuel, but not far. […]

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Why Athletes Need A Sports Massage

  When a massage is first mentioned, a lot of people assume that it’s a luxury or a spa treatment, but it’s become an imperative part in any athletic training regimen. Massage also isn’t just for off-season training, during the season it can help to prevent injuries, boost performance, and reduce training pains. Massage therapy […]

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