Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy used to treat myofascial pain syndrome. ‘Myo,’ is the root word for muscle while the word ‘fascia’ refers to the flexible bands and fiber bundles that make a thin casing of connective tubing joining your organs to your muscles and bones. Fascia can occasionally tighten and form muscle knots.
Millions of Americans have spent a great deal of time last year in unfamiliar workspaces. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the pandemic has led to an increase in back and neck pain due to a variety of factors: less exercise, psychological stress, poor posture and home office setups.
Whether you’re being bogged down by stress and anxiety or running on empty trying to keep up with your busy schedule – and sometimes both simultaneously – we all could use a massage to just relax. But did you know that outside of simply relaxing, there are benefits to massage that can also improve your body’s everyday quality of life. With different variations and methods for massage, there is always an option for you...
It’s been eight endless hours of never-ending zoom meetings, spreadsheet work, phone calls, making lunch for the kids and rushing back to a conference call that you hope isn’t interrupted by the barking of your dachshund who lets your entire department know that the gardener is here.
Let’s face it…. We’re all getting older. As our bodies change, so do our needs when our muscles are sore and achy. Because of our ever-changing body compositions as we age, what a college kid requires from their masseuse may differ from those of more mature ages. And as we grow older, our reasons for needing massages change as well.
We always say it… “This year is MY year” and while many of us work hard at our resolutions, we don’t always follow through. Resolutions in the New Year can look like many different things and usually depend on the person’s goals for themselves. But some can be hard to stick to if they are too large or too time consuming
Self-care is all about your mental, emotional, and physical well-being and those are to never be taken lightly. During times of heightened stress, many of us can begin to feel overwhelmed and run down every single day. By focusing on you for a few minutes a day, you can start to regain some of the control you may feel you have lost this year.
We’ve all been there – tossing, turning, and a mind that just won’t turn off. Sleep is vital to our minds and bodies for simple functionality but can affect things as small as memory consolidation over time. The average adult requires 8 hours of sleep a night and to feel well-rested...
Sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, refers to the radiating pain that flows through the sciatic nerve throughout the back, buttocks, and back of the legs. For some, this pain displays itself in different ways. Restless leg syndrome, or the feeling that you just need to get up and move, can be a symptom while others feel twinges of pain or numbness in the buttocks and legs.
We all love sports and staying active but most of us wake up sore in the morning. While there are steps to loosen the muscles and warm up your body before strenuous exercise, soreness is almost always an after-effect of a good workout. But don’t get discouraged! Just like warming up, there are steps you can take to relieve the ‘good sore’ – tense muscle knots you may be experiencing.