Entries by Walnut Creek Massage

Adhesions vs. Fibrosis

I had a great discussion today with one of our therapists about the difference between fibrosis and adhesions.  Both adhesions and fibrosis are the result of injury and inflammation in tissue causing fibrous deposits.   The main difference is where these deposits occur.  Fibrosis occurs within a muscle or organ, where adhesions bind two separate tissues […]

Flexibility and Strength for the Hips and Legs

These four flexibility exercises will increase circulation to the joins and improve the range of motion in your hips. Note: If you experience intense pain with any of these movements, discontinue until you discuss it with your physician. Hip Flexion Sit in a chair, facing forward. Holding the seat of the chair with your hands, […]

Stretches for Your Legs

If you’re an active runner, cyclist, or just work on your feet all day, consistent stretching can decrease muscle pain and tension. Only stretch to the point of comfort, not of pain. If any of these stretches are difficult because of muscle tension, let your massage therapist know you would like to work on releasing […]

In the Hours After Your Massage

After a massage, you may notice a lot of changes going inside your body and mind that often bothers us. Fortunately, we have some tips for you to do after a massage in order to help you get its full benefit and reduce any possible soreness. Soreness First, let’s address the possible soreness you might […]