Loosen Up Blog

Struggling With Sleep?

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At Loosen Up we often receive questions regarding ideal sleep…
Chronic Shoulder Pain

Chronic Shoulder Pain

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By far one of the most common things we see in our office is…
Foam Roller Exercises and Techniques

How to Use a Foam Roller for Myofascial Release

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Using a foam roller is simple, but working some areas may take a bit of practice and some...
Lymphatic Drainage and sprains strains

Lymphatic Drainage and Sprains / Strains

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Recently, on a hike in the Sierra foothills, I strained the tendons in my foot. I was convinced it was broken by the...
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Tracing Out A Problem Area – Soft Tissue and Massage Treatment

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I hear the phrase “it’s all connected” often in my treatment…

Truths and Myths Surrounding Prenatal Massage

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One of the most rewarding parts of working with specialized populations…

What is Active Release Technique / ART?

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Active Release Technique, or ART, is a combination of soft tissue…
Walnut Creek Sports Massage

Adhesions vs. Fibrosis

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I had a great discussion today with one of our therapists about…

Flexibility and Strength for the Hips and Legs

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These four flexibility exercises will increase circulation to…