Dear Valued Clients, It is with a heavy heart that we are closing our doors temporarily upon the recommendation of the California Massage Therapy Council during this Covid-19 pandemic. As much as I wanted to remain a safe space and maintain some normalcy during this chaotic time for our clients, I feel that the wisest […]
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With the French open in full swing, I thought it would be fun to give some tips on recovering from sports with some specific examples if you play tennis. Many sports require excessive single sided use without a good option for training to develop our non-dominant side. Tennis is a perfect example. If your sport […]
I’ve spent the first month of this new year thinking about habits. Sharing some wonderful conversations with a friend of mine who practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has taught me that the habits we form, both mentally and physically, are very similar and can be interconnected. If we can understand the effects of the patterns […]
“It’s all connected.” I hear the phrase “it’s all connected” often in my treatment room, as well as from other therapists.
I’m often asked by clients, family, and friends how I manage to keep up with the physical demand of being a massage therapist. I’ve always felt that if the techniques we were taught in school delivered effective results on the promises they made regarding the benefits people may experience then I should be able to […]
If I were granted a single wish, it would be to get clients and therapists alike to understand the importance of communication in therapeutic bodywork.
At Loosen Up we often receive questions regarding ideal sleep recommendations; best positions, pillows, mattresses, etc. These are tougher questions to answer than you would think. There are many contributing factors to preferred sleeping position, pillows, and mattresses; previous injuries, room orientation, or sleeping companions. How we sleep is a personal topic and effective tips […]
By far one of the most common things we see in our office is chronic shoulder pain. While there are many things that can cause chronic shoulder pain, the majority of what we see is due to minor but constant muscular tension imbalance due to repetitive use. For the sake of being thorough, let’s go […]
Using a foam roller is simple, but working some areas may take a bit of practice and some…