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 »

Massage Therapy and the Opioid Crisis

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Massage Therapy Research Influencing Policy Recently, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released guidelines for the education of health care providers on many non-drug options for treating pain. The guidelines were developed with input from representatives from the Complementary and Integrative Health community (including the American Massage Therapy Association AMTA) This is a big step in the right… Read more »

Don’t FALL for massage.

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Last month I attended a massage seminar on Balance and Postural Stability.  The presenter was co-author of a research study that looked at the effects of massage on ankle flexibility and balance.  He began his presentation by giving some statistics about falls. Falls are a big problem for our healthcare system  The annual cost of falls- According… Read more »

A Lesson In Functional Mobility

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The Injury I’ll never forget it.  June 7th, 2018. My husband and I were in a sports bar with some friends watching Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.  Our Washington Capitals were up 3 games to 1 in the series against the Vegas Golden Knights. It was the 3rd period and the score was tied… Read more »

Insurance Should Pay For Massage!

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I hear that statement quite frequently, usually as a client is paying for a session. But honestly, if health insurers decided to cover massage services tomorrow, I would not accept insurance payment.  You may be asking, “Why not?”  The reason is not because I think that health insurance shouldn’t cover massage services. It’s because I wouldn’t… Read more »