Show Me Your Moves!

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Maintaining a variety of movement patterns can be a big factor in how we age. In his book, Athletic Body in Balance, Gray Cook describes functional movement as “the ability to simply move without restriction or limitation.” Developing Functional Movement From the moment we are born we are learning and developing functional movement patterns.  Fluid and efficient… 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 »

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 »