Way back when I wrote Choosing a Massage Therapist, I was the only one working here. We now have several amazing Massage Therapists at the office, so I thought an update was in order. If you haven't read that post, this sums it up: What really separates one Massage Therapist from another is what they are … Continue reading Which Massage Therapist Should I See?
Upper back pain is one of the top reasons folks come to see us for massage. Lots of things, like staring at a computer for 8 hours a day or lugging a heavy backpack around, can contribute to back pain. But could the fit of your bra be causing pain as well? We checked in … Continue reading Is a poorly fitting bra causing you pain?
Known as the “Deepest Most Luxurious Massage on the Planet,” Ashiatsu is a profoundly relaxing massage that can be modified for light pressure to very deep. Basically, it’s a massage performed smoothly with my feet while overhead parallel wooden bars provide balance as I work. You use your feet!? Yes! No worries though! I clean my feet … Continue reading What is Ashiatsu?
Thermotherapy is the use of heat for therapeutic purposes. Massage therapy can reduce muscle tension and pain and can increase overall relaxation. Adding heat to your massage session can increase these effects. A heated massage table and warmed golden flax pillows await you at Restoring Balance. Hot Stone Massage also available. Schedule your next massage.
Low back pain is a very common reason that people seek medical care and it can be difficult to treat. But a major research study was published in 2011 showing that for most people massage therapy was a bit better than drugs and usual care for general lower back pain. And a little more than … Continue reading Massage for Low Back Pain Relief