Exercise Is Better With Massage

Article Featured on AMTA

From beginner athletes to elite professionals, massage therapy has shown to have major benefits regardless of the participant’s fitness level. Athletes seeking enhanced performance, improved conditioning, faster recovery, injury prevention and assistance in maintaining peak fitness can benefit from massage therapy.

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25 Reasons You Should Get a Massage

According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Consumer Survey, 67 percent of individuals surveyed claim their primary reason for receiving a massage in the previous 12 months was medical (41 percent) or stress (26 percent) related.

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Study: Massage Helps Treat Low Back Pain

Article Featured on WebMD | By Brenda Goodman, MA

Massage may be serious medicine, at least when it comes to treating persistent low back pain, a new study shows.

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Massage As an Alternative Medical Treatment

Article Featured on US News

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, Bill Cook has gotten a weekly massage. He isn’t a professional athlete. He didn’t receive a lifetime gift certificate to a spa. Nor is the procedure a mere indulgence, he says – it’s medicinal.

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Massage Therapy for the Pain of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Article Featured on Everyday Health | By Chris Iliades, MD

Complementary approaches to easing pain are becoming more mainstream. Find out how massage could fit into your osteoarthritis treatment.

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Fit in my 40s: I hated Pilates the first time I tried it. Now I’ve had an epiphany

I was persuaded to try it again by a friend because of the way she looks – like a dancer, except not haughty.

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Why Swimmers Should Do Pilates

By Laura Thornton | Featured on USMS

Pilates can help swimmers develop a stronger, more efficient stroke

Have you ever found yourself swimming diagonally, on a collision course with the lane line? If so, you’re not alone. This wayward swimming might just mean the balance of your stroke is a little off. Practicing Pilates can get you back on course, says Lisa Reynolds, director of Mind Body Programs at East Bank Club in Chicago and a certified Pilates instructor.

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How to do Thunderbolt Pose (Vajrasana) in Yoga

By Lacey Bourassa | Article Featured on Verywellfit | Image Source: Verywellfit / Ben Goldstein

Learn how to do the kneeling pose known as Thunderbolt Pose. Vajrasana uses proper posture to strengthen the back and can be used in meditation.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Strength Training

By Paige Waehner | Article Featured on Very Well Fit

It can be hard to know where to start when beginning strength training. There are countless exercises you can do, some of which work some muscles, but not others. There are safety concerns to beware of, a wide variety of sometimes confusing equipment to help you in your efforts, and so on. With some familiarity of the basics of getting started with strength training, actually doing so can become far less daunting, and you can begin to craft a routine that is targeted toward helping you achieve your personal goals.

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When You Should Eat Before Yoga

Article by Verywellfit

Bending and twisting into yoga poses can be uncomfortable—and even nauseating—with a big meal sloshing around in your belly (never mind the fact that it ups your chances of passing gas during your session). But that doesn’t mean you need to come to the mat with a completely empty stomach. You’ll want to go to class with a good amount of energy and without the distraction of hunger. 

As with most things yoga related, you know your body best and should let it lead the way. With just a little bit of planning, and some trial […]