Don’t Let Perfect Be The Enemy of Good

Posted by & filed under Connective Touch.

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021 This time of year I often write about resolutions, intentions and goals.  But this year I want to focus more on mindset and how we can use it to stay focused on what we want to achieve.  Statistically, the majority of us who make New Year’s Resolutions admit to giving up… Read more »

Give In Any Way You Can

Posted by & filed under Connective Touch.

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving. The movement was started in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y to celebrate generosity and the act of giving in all forms whether it be financial donation, volunteering time and talent, or simply performing acts of kindness. Each year #GivingTuesday has grown, and is now a… Read more »

Stay Healthy to Avoid Getting Sick Part 1

Posted by & filed under Connective Touch.

At first glance that statement seems redundant. But if you think about it, it really isn’t. Staying healthy is something we can actively do to help prevent something else from happening to us. Don’t Spread Germs! Is That Enough? Since COVID-19 entered our lives, we have all been reminded how to properly wash our hands. … Read more »

Self Care In The Time of COVID

Posted by & filed under Connective Touch.

It Takes A Pandemic I’ve notice the phrase “Now More Than Ever” (NMTE) showing up a lot these days, in advertising, on social media and in the news. Be Kind To Each Other NMTE, Wash Your Hands NMTE, Get a Good Night’s Sleep NMTE, Eat Healthy and Exercise NMTE, Take Care of Yourself NMTE, Manage… Read more »

Tennis Ball Massage For The Glutes

Posted by & filed under Connective Touch.

massage therapist reno nv

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

Posted by & filed under Connective Touch.

massage therapist reno nv

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

Posted by & filed under Connective Touch.

massage therapist reno nv

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

Posted by & filed under Connective Touch.

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 »