Why Massage?

People seek massage therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from simple relaxation to the proven health benefits massage gives. The American Massage Therapy Association found in its 2011 consumer surveys that 90 percent of surveyed consumers believe that massage reduces pain; 18 percent of surveyed adults received a massage in 2011. Of those who […]

Stretches for the Low Back

  STANDING HAMSTRING STRETCH: Place the heel of your leg on a stool about 15 inches high. Keep your knee straight. Lean forward, bending at the hips until you feel a mild stretch in the back of your thigh. Make sure you do not roll your shoulders and bend at the waist when doing this […]

Stretches at Your Desk: Spine and Arms

Try these to reduce tension and discomfort at work. Stretch only to a comfortable level, not to pain. If you feel any of these movements are difficult because of tension, let your massage therapist know you would like to work on releasing that area. If you have intense pain with any of these stretches, discontinue […]