Posts Tagged ‘VA’

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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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 (November): Pectoralis Major

Posted on December 8th, 2006, by relax

The pectoralis major or ‘pecs’ is a large, flat, square muscle on each side of the upper chest, tapering toward the upper shoulder.  The clavicular, or upper fibers of the pectoralis major are effective in flexing the shoulder joint, while the sternal/abdominal fibers extend the flexed joint.  Both serve as powerful lifters and are important in the [...]

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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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