3 Drug-Free Ways to Manage Your Pain

3 Drug-Free Ways to Manage Your Pain

Persistent pain can be life-altering, affecting your work, home life, and general well-being. You want to do anything to find relief, but at what cost? When it comes to managing pain, the best solution should be one that is effective with little...

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Sleep… What’s That?

Sleep… What’s That?

What’s the one thing all of us mothers want, but never seem to get enough of? That pesky five letter word: SLEEP. From my experience as a mom, I know that even if my son goes to sleep at a decent hour, he still seems to wake up at least three...

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How Acupuncture & Massage Can Assist the Working Mom

How Acupuncture & Massage Can Assist the Working Mom

I had my son, Simon, fifteen months ago. I went back to work as a full-time employee when he was only six weeks old. My level of anxiety and overall stress has tripled since becoming a mother, especially after I went back to work. Many days I...

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What is Myofascial Release Technique?

What is Myofascial Release Technique?

Myofascial release is a technique which specifically addresses the connective tissue in the body through stretching and massage. This work is typically done by any practitioner who works in manual therapy, such as massage therapists and physical...

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The Top 3 Ways Massage Can Benefit Runners

The Top 3 Ways Massage Can Benefit Runners

If you experience reoccurring injury or soreness due to your running routine, massage can greatly benefit your body to keep you moving. Here are three of the top reasons you should consider adding massage to your athletic, self-care routine...

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Muscle Tension: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

Muscle Tension: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

One of my favorite things I’ve done as a massage therapist is volunteering at the Eugene Marathon, treating runners post-marathon. For about 15 minutes, I get to find out where they’re from, what issues they deal with chronically and what issues...

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How Can Massage Help My Kids? 

How Can Massage Help My Kids? 

Massages are often associate with an older age group.  A basic belief is that there are two groups of people who usually partake in massage therapy: those who suffer from aches, pains, injuries and those who enjoy the relaxing benefits of...

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4 Ways Massage Prevents Injury for Athletes

4 Ways Massage Prevents Injury for Athletes

As an athlete, your body takes a beating. There are a number of reasons to include massage as part of your training and health care. One great reason is that it’s an excellent tool for preventing new and recurring injuries. Here are a few of the...

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What to Expect from Your First Massage 

What to Expect from Your First Massage 

Hopefully, you are looking forward to your first massage appointment and have some goals for your treatment. Whether you are suffering from a recent injury or trauma, stress, depression or chronic pain, massage can help. Trust that you’ve made an...

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9 Things Successful Patients Won’t Do

9 Things Successful Patients Won’t Do

Recently, Dr. Travis Bradberry, Ph.D., wrote a great blog on LinkenIn called, “9 Things Successful People Won’t Do” and in it he featured tips that can be directly applied to health management. When patients first enter my clinic in Eugene...

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