Stretches That I Love (and will most likely suggest you do)

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DOORWAY STRETCH If you feel you are hunched over or if you have pain in your upper back, my suggestion to perform stretches of your chest. It may sound counterintuitive, but there is a method to the madness- it’s all connected! The pectoralis major muscle medially rotates the shoulder (think rounded shoulders) and it is connected to the humerus (the upper arm bone). The rhomboids (the muscles between the medial side of the shoulder blade and the spine) retract your shoulder blades. In certain postures, the pec can pull forward, causing a stretch of the rhomboids. A pain may be […]

How I chose to become a Massage Therapist

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People often ask me how I decided to become a massage therapist. It’s never an easy answer, especially since I find the story to be quite long and I’m usually asked by a person receiving a massage. So here it is- the long version.   I wish I could tell you that massage came to me in some sort of magical way, but it didn’t. The truth is that it came to me as an epiphany. That is, after months of a thorough search of what to do with my life post-college. I’m a scientist at heart. I like facts […]