Category Archives: Stretching & Flexibility

The Dirty Dozen: How to Eat Organic without Breaking the Bank

As massage therapists we strive to help our clients optimize their well-being. In our own lives, we are also striving to optimize our well-being — learning, growing and adapting to the changing needs of our bodies and minds. Which is … Continue reading

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BodyQuirk of the Month: Groin Strain

Our Quirk of the Month is groin strain.  Recently, we’ve had many clients come in with varying degrees of adductor strains, more commonly known as groin pulls. We will show you what  a groin pull is, how to avoid them … Continue reading

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Tips to Free Yourself from Back Pain

Recently a client brought a book to show me titled, 8 Steps to a Pain-free Back by Esther Gokhale (pronounced Go-clay), because she loved the simplicity and the benefits she has received from it. Just a quick glance told me … Continue reading

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Improve Circulation in your Legs and Feet with Accupressure

If you’re a fan of our work or this blog, you may have noticed we love acupressure. Why? Because it’s everything good, with no nasty side effects. Light pressure, easy touch, energy blocks removed, chi flowing like the tide — … Continue reading

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Muscle Tissue Adhesion Release: Meet Scrapey an LMT’s Best Friend

We have accumulated many modalities and tools over our 45 years (combined) bodywork practice. All of these modalities work for us to serve a specific purpose and we often blend many modalities together in one session, depending on our clients … Continue reading

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Relieve Neck & Shoulder Pain Caused by Computers with Daily Exercise

We’ve written several posts now, over the course of the last year, on the importance of proper workstation alignment, the uptick in muscle problems caused by the use of electronic devices and even talked about very specific maladies like Torticollis.  … Continue reading

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Bodyquirk of the Month: Torticollis

This month’s bodyquirk is personal for me, because it’s something I have been suffering with. It’s called Torticollis  and it can be congenital, but most commonly it comes on spontaneously and will self-resolve after 4 to 6 weeks without treatment. … Continue reading

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Can Ill-Fitting Shoes Affect Your Health?

In the last week or so feet have been the big deal in our Portland practice, everyone is having trouble, either with bunions, hammer toes, neuromas, plantar fascitis or complaining of pain in their big toe. According to the National … Continue reading

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Repetitive Motion: Trigger Finger on the Rise

Each week, it seems, we  run into themes when it comes to client complaints. Last week’s ailment of the week turned out to be Trigger Finger, a painful condition that can limit your ability to function and that western medicine … Continue reading

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Shoulder Injury: BodyQuirks Parts is Parts Series

As we make our way down the body from the head, neck and jaw we come to the shoulders — one of the body’s true workhorses. Bridging the gap between the head/neck and arms, the shoulders often “shoulder,” much of … Continue reading

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