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””

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?”

Don’t let back pain control your life.

Lower back pain is a common condition. Nearly everyone is affected by it at some time. Many people only suffer for a short period of time, and they can soon return to their normal activities. Sometimes, however, the pain persists longer, and it is difficult to find relief. Often there is no specific cause orContinue reading “Don’t let back pain control your life.”

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”