Massage Therapy and Sleep Issues

A good night’s sleep is crucial to our well-being and our health. Sleep issues can impact your entire day. You may feel drowsy or irritable, your thoughts may be foggy, and you may start to notice a difference in your body as well. If you’re having trouble falling...

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Let’s start with the Iliotibial Band (ITB) The iliotibial band is an extremely thick, fibrous band of connective tissue that runs the length of the lateral leg from the iliac crest to the tibia. Specifically, the IT band is a thickening of the tensor fascia...

Hamstring Strain Injuries

Oh, the hammies. Such a fascinating collection of muscles. The hamstring muscle group refers to the three muscles on the back of the thigh- biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus. All three extend the hip, tilt the pelvis, and flex the knee. Also, they...

How Massage Can Help Athletes Year-Round

You’re a true athlete. You’re used to working hard, exhausting your body, and developing your mental stamina— as well as your physical stamina— year-round. Even in the off-season, you don’t quit. You’re used to spending your downtime preparing for the next season, and...

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Foot pain? It must be plantar fasciitis! Right? Let’s start with the basics. Plantar means the sole of your foot. Fasciitis is inflammation of fascia. Plantar fascia is the fascia on the bottom of your foot. Fascia is connective tissue. The fascia on the bottom of the...