What makes a deep tissue massage “deep”

Deep tissue massage therapy isn’t just a massage with deeper strokes or harder pressure. The deep tissue technique uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deep layers of muscles, tendons, and fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds muscles) and allow the tissue to adapt to the pressure and thus release it tension and tightness.Continue reading “What makes a deep tissue massage “deep””

Is Pilates the answer to stress incontinence?

Are you practicing hard on your back flip skills on the trampoline or trying to squeeze some jumping jacks in your exercise routine or simply an unexpected sneeze and oops out of a sudden it just comes out and you peed your pants. Embarrassing! Hey, you’re not alone with this problem, there are so manyContinue reading “Is Pilates the answer to stress incontinence?”

Pilates aims to fix (al kind of things)

Anybody may need rehabilitation at some point in their live, following an injury, surgery, disease, or illness, or because their functioning has declined with age. Rehabilitation should be highly person-centered and focus on the goals and preferences of each individual.  Pilates can be an amazing tool in rehabilitation, providing a whole-body approach with focus onContinue reading “Pilates aims to fix (al kind of things)”

Massage is much more than just relaxation.

When we think about relaxation, we think about: sleeping in until 2pm, cozying up with a book by the fire, watching a whole Netflix series in one go, spa days and of course, getting a massage. Right, it can help to relax – but especially massage therapy can do much more than that. Three examples: ItContinue reading “Massage is much more than just relaxation.”

Take a stress break!

There is a certain amount of stress that is actually considered a healthy and necessary component for optimal health. Stress is what puts our body and mind alert. It can help us to complete a task efficiently and effectively that we wouldn’t have mastered as successfully without the extra boost of cortisol. On the other hand,Continue reading “Take a stress break!”

Kinesio Tapes

Ever since it started gaining visibility on the bodies of Olympic and professional athletes, many people have been curious about the possible benefits of this colorful straps called kinesiology tape, or kinesio tape for short. The Kinesio Taping technique was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in Japan more than 25 years ago. Dr. Kase beganContinue reading “Kinesio Tapes”