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2018 Holiday Massage Gift Certificates

In this season of giving and gratitude, we want to say “thank you” for your continued support throughout the years. To show our appreciation, we’re offering a special on gift certificates through December 18th! Massage Gift Certificates for Amber Buy One, Get One 30% Off! Get Yours Here (Only valid for sessions with Amber.Limit one pair per

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American College of Physicians Recommends Massage Therapy

A March 2018 report from NBC News highlighted a series of research articles in the Lancet medical journal on low back pain. The bottom line: doctors are over-prescribing medications (especially opioids) and surgery, and rarely prescribing less invasive treatments that have evidence to support their use, such as physical therapy, massage therapy, stretching and psychological

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What Makes a Great Massage Therapist?

The difference between exceptional massage therapy and a mediocre or uncomfortable experience depends very much on having a great massage therapist. There are many qualities of a good therapist that can be identified at first glance while others may take a little time to determine. If your previous experience with massage therapy hasn’t been what you’d hoped for, here are a few qualities to look for when searching for the right massage therapist.

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Massage Therapy for Painful, Sticky Shoulders

Shoulders are fairly complicated areas. They have a broad range of motion and perform a wide range of actions, so they need to be “open” but also have stability and support through all of those possible movements. Ideally we want to see a balance of flexibility and strength in the shoulder and surrounding muscles. Shoulder

Massage Gift Certificates 50% Off

Holiday Massage Gift Certificates BOGO 50% Off

 Massage gift certificates for Amber are “buy one, get one 50% off”! (Expires 12/31/17) Buy Gift Certificates Amber Desmond draws on 13 years of experience to find that “sweet spot”, striking a balance between therapeutic massage for aches and pains and deep relaxation for ultimate stress relief. Additional heat from Himalayan salt stones and

Brown Mountain Bodywork

We’ve Moved! (But not far.)

Today kicks off our first week within the WellSpring Wellness Center at 960 Tunnel Rd! You may have received our recent newsletter about the pending move, and now it’s a reality. We spent the weekend packing up our little one-room studio at the Asheville Healing House and taking the first steps to settle in at

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Client Review: Tennis Elbow & True Deep Tissue Massage

This summer has been the season of “tennis elbow” at Brown Mountain Bodywork. We’ve been treating numerous clients that were experiencing elbow pain during or shortly after playing tennis. Commonly known as “tennis elbow”, lateral epicondylitis is essentially tendonitis resulting from overuse of the wrist extensor muscles in the forearm. These muscles are critically important

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Is Yoga As Good As Physical Therapy For Back Pain?

If you’re one of the estimated 100 million Americans that suffer from back pain, a new study suggests that yoga could be an excellent pain relief tool. Researchers at Boston Medical Center have created a protocol that can be as safe and effective and physical therapy.   Gathering the Data The research team asked doctors,

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How To Find The Right Massage Therapist

People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons, but finding a massage therapist that meets your needs can be challenging. To get the most out of your sessions, there are a lot of ahtspects to consider. Some may be very important to you while others are not so important. If you’re looking to find a

How Stress Can Make You Sick [VIDEO]

Chronic stress can have very real physiological effects on our bodies. Muscle tension, headaches, acne, hair loss, fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and sexual disfunction just to name a few!