Tennis Ball Massage For The Glutes

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This next video segment focuses on the butt muscles, primarily the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius. These muscles are powerful. They help us with walking, running, jumping, standing…you get the idea. They do a lot. And when they get tight, they can be a literal pain in the butt! A note of caution:  if you… Read more »

Tennis Ball Massage For The Chest

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This video segment is on massaging the muscles of the chest, the pectoralis muscles. The focus is primarily pec minor and the upper fibers of pec major. Part of their job is to draw the shoulders forward. I demonstrate how to use the tennis balls in conjunction with a stretch, to open the chest. Enjoy!… Read more »

Tennis Ball Massage For The Upper Back

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This video segment focuses on the muscles of the upper back, mainly the rhomboids and the middle and upper trapezius. Without getting into an anatomy lesson, these muscles are involved in drawing your shoulder blades back and also up. Imagine shrugging your shoulders as if to say, “I don’t know.” If you are currently working… Read more »

The Sustainable Athlete

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As a massage therapist who works with athletes of all levels, I emphasize that the best way to keep from being sidelined by injury is to avoid injury in the first place. So, I was excited to talk with local legend and American Ultrarunning Hall Of Fame Athlete, Frank Bozanich about how he has remained… Read more »

Winter Massage for Warm Weather Athletes

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Massage During the Off Season Winter is considered the “off season” for many warm weather athletes. It’s the season when you may take time off to allow your body to recover from the effects of intense training. If you experienced a sports injury, this may be when you plan for surgery and/or rehabilitative therapy. Massage… Read more »

No Band-Aid Approach to Massage

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I recently read a fantastic blog post by Sally Fraser Wellness where she questions the “Band-Aid Approach” that is often practiced in the American healthcare system. Her post was spurred by the recent removal of a common heartburn medication from pharmacy shelves. The main point of her post is to question why, as a society,… Read more »

Hope For The Best, Prepare For The Worst

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It’s a cliché we’ve all heard a million times. If you have ever ventured into something new, I am sure you know the validity of those words. Hoping for the Best About a year before my husband and I had plans to relocate to Nevada, I began looking into the state licensing requirements for massage… Read more »