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Wellspring Wellness

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 aspects 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!

APA Reports “Stress in America™” On The Rise

An APA report shows that American stress levels have risen in early 2017, reversing a ten year trend in overall stress reduction. This marks the first statistically significant increase in overall stress since the survey was first conducted in 2006. In all previous years, stress levels had steadily fallen.

Ice vs Heat Therapy

Ice vs Heat: When to Use What (And Why)

Ice and heat are cheap, easy and relatively risk-free therapies to use for self-care. But there’s no shortage of confusion and even some controversy about using them. Here is a simple break down of when and when not to use ice and heat.

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Health Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

When people talk about massage, it often gets lumped in with other spa day favorites and labeled an “indulgence” or a “treat.” But massage therapy has so much more to offer. Continuing research is showing what massage therapists have known for years. Therapeutic massage offers a multitude of health benefits. It’s a healthy lifestyle choice, not

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Client Review: Pain Relief & Warm Salt Stones

Jan has been coming to see Amber periodically for almost a year now and is a great example of how pain relief doesn’t have to mean “deep tissue” or “medical massage“. Amber frequently uses warm Himalayan salt stones to warm the tissue and bring an extra dimension of deep relaxation to her massages. Amber is

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Our Clients Don’t Envy Massage Memberships

Massage therapy is becoming increasingly commercialized and the explosive growth of franchise massage clinics is evidence of this trend. Not too many years ago, it was the veracious growth of Starbucks that was taking over the coffee industry. This new breed of massage therapy clinic is often referred to as the “Walmart of Massage” and opinions of those within the

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