Archive for the ‘Massage Therapy’ Category

Unplug for an hour!

Posted on May 4th, 2015, by relax

Do you often feel like a slave to your mobile devices? While these technological advances assist us in accomplishing many things we enjoy in life, our time is not always our own unless we take the opportunity to unplug from these devices from time to time. We don’t always have the luxury to go away [...]

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How Much Water Should I Drink Each Day?

Posted on February 13th, 2014, by relax

Why is Hydrating your Body so Essential to Optimal Health? As a massage therapist, I have been praising the benefits of water for years.  Simply because it seems to help with the overall effects of a massage.  Recently, I have learned more about the benefits of water from a nutritional perspective and why staying hydrated is so essential [...]

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How Does Massage Benefit Your Muscles After a Race or Training?

Posted on February 14th, 2012, by relax

A scientific study which shows that massage can reduce inflammation and reduce the stress of exercise-induced muscle trauma. Many clients who compete in races and events will ask me when they should receive their massage – pre or post race?  I typicaly respond that it is beneficial at either time or both, but that I, [...]

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Enhance your Well Being with a Massage

Posted on December 1st, 2011, by relax

We offer different types of massage services and classes at Tri Massage. You may wonder which service and which massage therapist to select – especially, at your first visit.  You may choose from the many different types of massage described as a single technique like A.R.T., Myofascial Release technique, Neurosoma, Lymph Drainage Therapy or Assisted [...]

What is A.R.T. or Active Release Technique?

Posted on October 3rd, 2011, by relax

Sherry Moeser who will be offering Active Release Technique at our office is upper body certified in this technique and is working toward her full body certification.  A.R.T. is a soft tissue and movement based massage technique which was created and patented by a chiropractor and often found in chiropractor offices. With this technique the practitioner applies [...]

Why Is It Important to Treat Scar Tissue?

Posted on January 24th, 2011, by relax

A simple scar from childhood or one from surgery can have serious effects on your body as well as create a source of emotional pain.  Scar tissue is not only what you see on the surface of your skin but it is a three dimensional web of fibrous tissue which has the potential to spread in any direction, [...]

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What is Neurosoma? An Introduction to a Cutting Edge Technique

Posted on January 20th, 2011, by relax

A Unique and Precise Technique which Targets Muscle Spasm and the Pain Affecting your Overall Health and Well Being. As a massage student in 1996 and a then-competitive triathlete with an over trained body, I was fortunate to be introduced to Tamsin Stewart at one of my classes which showcased different types of bodywork.  She was [...]

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Lymphatic System

Posted on May 27th, 2009, by relax

You can think of the lymph system as your secondary circulatory system and part of your immune system.   This parallel pathway which carries lymph fluid initially forms in the connective tissue.  It carries large proteins, pathogens and toxins and transports these and many other components into lymphatic nodes which act as active purification centers.  These lymphatic nodes are important features of our immune [...]

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Muscle of the Month (January 2007): Iliocostalis

Posted on January 17th, 2007, by relax

The Iliocostalis, oriented vertically on either side of the spine, are muscles within the group of muscles in the back referred to as the erector spinae.  The erector spinae assist in the motion of extending the trunk.  The Iliocostalis muscles have at least one end attached to a rib and the other end attached to either [...]

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Muscle of the Month (December): Quadratus Lumborum

Posted on January 17th, 2007, by relax

The quadratus lumborum or the ‘QL’ for short, is an extensor of the lumbar vertebrae, bilaterally, and a lateral flexor unilaterally.  It functions in respiration by securing the 12th rib.  It is anchored to the pelvic bone and to each vertebrae of the lumbar spine, on both sides of the body.  When you move one hip up as in [...]

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