Posts in the ‘General’ Category

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Types of Massage: What’s the Difference?!

I recently came across an article on LifeHacker.com explaining some of the more popular forms of massage and who they are best suited for. The initial question driving the article (“What’s the difference between all these types of massages?”) is a common one, and one of the many reasons why I feel there is a

Physical Therapists Say ‘Goodbye’ to Heating Pads?

Clients routinely ask what they can do on their own for pain relief. My recommendation for everyone is exercise and yoga (for increased strength, balance, and flexibility), but I also recommend heat in some cases too. A heating pad, steam room, or hot bath can be great for your tissue. Muscles that are chronically tight

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“Text Neck” & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

“Text neck” is a term that’s becoming more popular to describe general neck pain associated with texting. Text neck isn’t just a result of texting but includes widespread smartphone and tablet use in general. A recent segment on Huffington Post’s “Screen Sense” provides a brief overview into the problems screens (computers, phones, and tablets) are

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3 Misconceptions About Deep Tissue Massage

The term “deep tissue” has become quite popular when describing more therapeutic forms of massage and bodywork. Deep tissue massage simply means that the therapist is targeting the soft tissue beneath the superficial layers of the body. When performed appropriately, it’s quite effective as a method of pain relief. Unfortunately, there are quite a few misconceptions

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New Gift Certificates Hot Off The Press

  *UPDATE – Gift Certificates are now available to purchase online here. ———————- Last month I ran a ‘Half-Off Holidays’ special, offering gift certificates at 50% until 2014. The online deal made payment and scheduling easy, but lacked the personal touch of being able to give a tangible gift. Several of you asked about good ol’

50% Off Holiday Gift Certificates!

There’s only a few short weeks left in this holiday season. Still have some loved ones to find gifts for? How about treating them to a massage? For the rest of the year, gift certificates are available at 50% off! Choose from 60-minutes or 90-minutes, and recipients may add 30 minutes for only $20. *New

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New Downtown Studio & Deep Discounts

I recently moved into a new studio conveniently located just north of downtown Asheville, only a block away from Green Life and Asheville Yoga Center. To spread the word about the new studio, I’m offering two deals: 90-minutes @ 30% off or 60-minutes @ 25% off. This is a great way to get familiar with the new studio or give someone

Are Glucosamine & Chondroitin Supplements A Scam?

Glucosamine and chondroitin are two popular supplements commonly used to reduce join pain and promote overall joint health. Many massage lubricants formulated for “joint health” and consumer arthritis products contain glucosamine and/or chondroitin. (Arthritis causes pain, swelling and stiffness in joints and damages cartilage over time.) However, recent osteoarthritis studies show that these supplements may not

FDA Regulates OxyContin For Pain Relief

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that class-wide safety labeling changes and post-market study requirements are being made for all extended-release and long-acting opioid pain medications. The recent changes are being made after a growing number of individuals have been faced with the negative consequences of opioid analgesics for pain relief. There has been

Anatomy of Awesome: Slow Motion Shaolin Warriors (VIDEO)

There are many practices that continue to remind me how amazing the human body is…yoga, breakdancing, and martial arts to name a few. So what do you get when you add Shaolin Warriors, slow motion film, and anatomy? AWESOME!!! Take a gander at these masters of motion fly through the air and get a quick