The Benefits Of Massage

The Benefits of Massage

Have you been putting off getting your next massage? Well, here are the reasons why you should schedule one with us sooner than later.

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays. Ease medication dependence. Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system. Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles. Help athletes of any level […]

Pilates for Dancers

Pilates for Dancers

Dancers discovered the benefits of Pilates long before it became known to a wider audience. Martha Graham and George Balanchine were among Joseph Pilates’ most devoted clients at his New York studio.

Pilates provides dancers with a range of tools to become more aware of their alignment and protect them against injury.

Benefits of Pilates for dancers include:

* Increased core strength, balance and coordination

* Improved hip, foot and ankle alignment

* Muscular symmetry and balance

* Proper hip turnout

* Decreased joint and ligament stress

* Decreased muscle strain

* Improved flexibility


Gardening Tips for Avoiding Back Pain | Balance Massage & Fitness

Helpful tips from Balance Massage and Fitness to help prevent injuries while gardening.

Gardening Tips for Avoiding Back Pain

Spring is here and summer is near, its the perfect time for gardening! Join us this Saturday for the morning Mat Pilates class at 10am where Lindsay will incorporate exercises to enhance your gardening skills and give tips for preventing injuries. Balance Massage & Fitness is located in Hillsboro, Oregon, just outside of Portland.

Gardening is usually one of the first activities of the season where we subject ourselves to sudden bursts of activity and really put our backs […]