Posts Tagged ‘northern virginia’

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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Keep Your Health Goals on Track with Mobile Apps

Posted on July 11th, 2013, by relax

Many of us strive to achieve healthy habits in a world that bombards us with many temptations and unhealthy conveniences. When we feel stress in our lives and we are starved for time, we may find it hard to make the best choices in our day.   Why not make your life easier and enlist the help of some [...]

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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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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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Correct Physical Imbalances with Personalized Yoga at Tri Massage

Posted on January 19th, 2011, by relax

Receive Hands-On Instruction to Improve Flexibility and Function Personal Trainer, Kevin Cody of PHASE Fitness Yoga is offering personal instruction tailored to your ability and fitness level at our office beginning January 23rd! Classes will be held on Sundays mornings at 10 am and Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. These small group sessions are designed to [...]

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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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How does Massage Therapy benefit my marathon training?

Posted on October 7th, 2006, by relax

Are you training for a marathon this fall?  Being a long-distance runner and massage therapist, I can attest to the benefits of regular massage in the preparation of the marathon.  There are different phases of sports massage that benefit the athlete at different times leading up and following the actual event.  I will be addressing the preventative sports massage, [...]

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Muscle of the Month (September): Psoas

Posted on September 10th, 2006, by relax

The psoas in a powerful core muscle of the body.  This is a key muscle for many activities especially, those involving running. The tendons of the psoas major muscle and another muscle called the iliacus converge to a single insertion called the iliopsoas.  The iliopsoas is a strong flexor of the hip joint, and a [...]

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Career Choice: Massage Therapy

Posted on July 30th, 2006, by relax

Are you the person who usually provides your family members or co-workers with the occasional five minute neck or back rub?  Are you interested in learning more about human anatomy and physiology but might not be interested in the standard medical professions and, are a believer in the benefits of massage therapy?  Do you seek a profession, which helps [...]

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