Should I Get Myofascial Release?

Myofascial release is a manual therapy that is “ hands-on”. The fascia is manipulated and slowly brought to its original healthy state. Fascia is a lot like saran wrap-but it’s actually tissue that surrounds the body’s muscles and other organs. This fascia protects...

Overcome A Rotator Cuff Injury With Massage

When you finally realize it’s a rotator cuff injury and you have had enough then it’s time to find the best massage care possible. It’s really helpful to understand that the muscle deep under your shoulder blade called the subscapularis could be the problem. It a bit...

Sciatica Can Be A Pain In The Backside

The sciatic nerve is well known for being one of the biggest pains in your backside. This is because it is an extremely large nerve relative to all the nerves in the human body. When people feel pain connected to this nerve it is typically only on one side of the...

Massage & Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common foot complaints of adults 30 to 60 years old.  The Plantar Fascia is the thick “band” like ligament that runs from the heel, through the arch of the foot, to the toes. The main function of the Plantar Fascia is to act as a...

The Play by Play on Sports Massage

Sports massage is quickly becoming one of the most sought after modalities of massage, especially in cities around the world like Portland that are filled with active adults and athletes.  What are the most common sports injuries?* Hip Flexor Strain– The group...

Top 5 Massage Techniques for Whiplash

Whiplash is, essentially, exactly how it sounds. The abrupt and often times, unexpected whipping forward of the head and neck. The momentum of the head whipping forward in such a manner causes micro-tears in the neck and can cause strains and sprains in the muscles of...

Massage For Immediate Relief of Tension Headaches

We all know the feeling; sensitivity to light and sound, the inability to concentrate, the pain and discomfort that pulls from between the shoulder blades, up the back of the neck, all the way to the temples and right behind the eyes. That feeling like someone is...
Thera Cane Techniques for Upper Back Pain!

Thera Cane Techniques for Upper Back Pain!

Thera Cane is a great tool to get short term, fast relief until you can get a full body massage. The design of the Thera Cane allows for easy access to hard to reach spots and assists in applying deep pressure to areas of tightness helping to break up tension and...