Category Archives: Massage

A ancient modality of the act or art of treating the body by rubbing, kneading, patting, or the like, to stimulate circulation, increase suppleness, relieve tension, etc.

Hot Stone Massage Now Offered at Bodyquirks Portland

At Bodyquirks Portland, we believe in the continuous practice of learning and growing — it’s part of our life philosophy, as well as our practice.  Because of this, we really try hard to keep up with the latest modalities and … Continue reading

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Winter Colds and Flu: Natural ways to keep them at bay

With no easy transition from fall to winter here in the Portland area, many are experiencing decreased immunity due, in part, to the sudden shift in temperatures. The change in weather signals shifts in your body to accommodate to the … Continue reading

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Hibernate Stress: Relax and Restore those Winter Time Blues

Much like the trees in fall, conserving their energy by extracting it from their leaves  and sending it to their roots to store it for the coming seasons, we humans go inward preparing for the winter as well. There are … Continue reading

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Cause and Solution Part 2: Muscle Spasms

What is a muscle spasm? It’s an involuntary contraction of the muscle that is usually quite painful and which occurs suddenly and resolves just as quickly. Different than a twitching muscle, which is an uncontrolled movement of the muscle visible … Continue reading

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Inhibited movement post injury? Part 2 Adhesions

We’ve talked about injuries and how they can cause trauma and subsequently scar tissue formation post accident. And as wonderful as scar tissue is at healing the body well and allowing it to perform, near pre-injury levels, due in part … Continue reading

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Summertime and the injuries are easy

It’s easier to remember proper stretching, breathing and hydration when you’re thinking fitness but in the summer we all want to play as well. Everything from outdoor concerts, movies in the park, riding your bike and canoeing to hiking, running … Continue reading

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Weekend Warrior: Treating Muscle Strains, Sprains and Injuries

OK, weekend warrior, you’ve had an extra long hibernation this last season and now that the sun is shining you hit the outdoors full throttle. You overdid it and now you’ve hurt yourself. So what do you do about it? … Continue reading

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Summer Injury Prevention for Weekend Warriors

Summer is finally here and in full effect Portland! When the sun shines around here everyone and we mean EVERYONE is outdoors. People pursue getting back in shape or taking up a new hobby like hiking, rock climbing or biking, … Continue reading

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Summer Road Trips Part 2: Energy, Hydration and Nutrition

We’ve got you covered when it comes to keeping your body limber and energized on a long road trip but what about the cotton mouth, dry eyes and fatigue so many of us experience on the road? Concentrating on the … Continue reading

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Summer Road Trips: A guide to keeping limber

With the summer sun finally making her appearance here in Portland, you may be dreaming of hitting the open road. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? But it could be a real pain. Ever wonder why, after hours on the road, … Continue reading

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