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Breathing Exercises for a Stronger Diaphragm

2018-06-08T23:15:12-05:00December 10th, 2017|Massage and Bodywork|

We've all been affected by stress, and our emotional responses are similar. Though, our physical responses can vary greatly. Some of us tend to shrug their shoulders, while others grip their hands tight. In less obvious ways, a few of us will curl their toes, or even bite their tongues, hiding the effects of [...]

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Too Much Pressure During Massage

2016-12-08T20:11:27-05:00November 25th, 2016|Massage and Bodywork|

This is a problem some of us initially face when we want a massage or bodywork session to help resolve our muscular discomfort(s) quickly. We let our massage therapist apply too much pressure, resulting in a few days of soreness, and our pain is only somewhat improved. It's understandable, as we live in a society [...]

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Massage for Sports Recovery

2016-10-14T22:56:43-05:00March 11th, 2016|Massage and Bodywork|

Are you a weekend warrior, or do you just like to stay in shape? Either way, massage for sports recovery and enhanced athletic performance can be for you. Many athletes and physically active people receive sports massage because it enhances their performance, prevents injury, and speeds up their muscles' recovery. Competitive sports can put a [...]

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MEAT replaces RICE for acute injuries

2019-01-26T17:54:15-05:00September 27th, 2015|Massage and Bodywork|

As far back as I can remember, I have used the recovery protocol R.I.C.E. for my acute injuries. And, it was part of the curriculum of the massage therapy program I completed in 2002, then taught for 9 years at the same massage school. The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. With [...]

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Using your HSA/FSA for Massage Therapy

2016-12-11T12:29:36-05:00September 12th, 2014|Massage and Bodywork|

Many people take advantage of Healthcare Savings Accounts (HSA), or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), deferring a portion of their salary tax-free to cover additional healthcare expenses.  Uses have included co-payments, deductibles, transportation, and many other medical expenses.  But, did you know you could use your HSA for massage, as well? How [...]

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Only 25 Minutes of Mindfulness Meditation Alleviates Stress

2016-10-14T22:56:46-05:00August 12th, 2014|Massage and Bodywork|

If you feel overloaded by the "necessary" technologies we have in our daily lives, or maybe needing to cope with what's surrounding us throughout our day, then a few minutes of meditation can help you tremendously. Like the benefits of massage, it allows us a chance to reconnect with our body, making us aware of [...]

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Benefits of Massage

2016-10-14T22:56:47-05:00July 9th, 2014|Massage and Bodywork|

The practice of using touch as a healing method derives from customs and techniques rooted in ancient history. Civilizations in the East and West found that the benefits of massage, along with natural healing, included speeding the recovery of  injuries, relieve pain, and prevent and cure illnesses. It also helped reduce stress and produce deep relaxation. Massage [...]

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Bodywork and Emotional Release

2016-10-14T22:56:47-05:00April 18th, 2014|Massage and Bodywork|

Freedom from Emotions - Bodywork and Emotional Release - By Cathy Ulrich It started as a typical visit. Jennifer was seeking help for chronic low back and hip pain and over the course of several bodywork sessions, we worked to clear areas of tightness throughout her legs, hips, and lower back. But on this day, [...]

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The Visible Effects of Stress

2016-10-14T22:56:47-05:00April 18th, 2014|Massage and Bodywork, Uncategorized|

Get a Grip on Anxiety and Ease a Troubled Face — and Mind - By Barbara Hey Eons ago, back when evading predators and foraging for food were humankind's main activities, stress was essential to survival. The body's fight-or-flight response to stress in the face of danger set off a chain reaction of physiological changes, [...]

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Benefits of Epsom Salt

2016-10-14T22:56:47-05:00September 12th, 2013|Massage and Bodywork, Uncategorized|

A fter a deep tissue massage at Elements of Bodywork, you may have heard us say that a 20 minute Epsom salt bath would help reduce soreness and aid in the recovery from having deep work on overly tensed and short-locked muscles. Most of us enjoy a warm bath, as its very relaxing. But, why [...]

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Phone: 704-916-9295

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