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””

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.”

Who should do 1:1 Pilates?

It’s for everyone from athletes over desk workers to golden agers. Whether you have a current injury, had a recent surgery, are suffering from chronic or recurrent pain, are pregnant or have had a baby, are riding the emotional rollercoaster of menopause, or haven’t you exercised for a while and want to get group classContinue reading “Who should do 1:1 Pilates?”

What is Pilates, anyway?

“The Pilates method teaches you how to be in control of your body and not at its mercy” Joseph Pilates Pilates is a method of low-impact exercise that consists of mobility, flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. The Pilates method evolved from Joseph Pilates Contrology technique,Continue reading “What is Pilates, anyway?”

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”