Lizz’s note: Brian Benson is our personal mortgage adviser. He helped us save money by refinancing our home and has helped several of my friends and family do the same. I love reducing stress for people, and for me that means having a budget. One thing people forget to budget for is replacing household items. […]
In my medical massage practice in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, I use a variety of modalities and skill sets. One of those is working with my patients on the table using exercise and stretches. Some are assisted (meaning the patient helps), and others are passive (meaning I do all the work). I also teach my patients how […]
My patients come to me for massage for pain relief. They want to feel and function better. Usually, the pain has been around for quite awhile. It’s been a recent development that has caused them to miss out on something they enjoy. They can’t play golf anymore. Or tennis. Or maybe they feel like they’re […]
Each massage client has a different goal in mind. How do you know what type of massage therapist to see? Who should you go to? This flowchart will help you decide what kind of bodyworker you should contact for pain-relief, relaxation, sports injuries, and more! ***For your structural, rehab, and neuromuscular needs please contact […]
So You’ve Injured Your Shoulder: Now What? The rotator cuff is formed by a group of muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. These muscles help in movement and stabilize the shoulder joint by positioning the humeral head (upper end of the arm bone) and the scapula (triangular shoulder blade) correctly. Damage to any of these tendons […]
This article will help you understand what a cancellation policy is and why most doctor’s offices, healthcare professionals, and spas have them.
What should you do if something happens during a massage that you find to be unacceptable? It’s a hard decision, and it’s something that I had happen to me recently. As a massage educator with over 11 years of licensed hands-on experience (and a decade more if we’re counting pre-licensure hobby time before I knew […]
I’m taking a cruise vacation next week. The prices aboard the ship for spa treatments are quite high, as you can imagine. I’m happy to pay more for excellent service, but the high prices of cruise ship spas have more to do with the lack of competition (if you want a massage you have no […]
I had no idea how much I was going to love my car, and why it’s going to help my own self-healing so much. Read more to find out about everyday objects as therapy tools.
Many times patients need much more help than I can give them in the space of an hour. That’s why I focus part of each massage session on giving them customized tools to carry their healing forward between visits. One of those tools is therapeutic exercise (to help correct their posture and postural dysfunctions), another […]