Posts tagged massage
Working Through The Healing Crisis

So you finally made time to get a massage, or try this new treatment plan with your doctor, or even cut out sugar. You saved the money, you've prepped the house, and you emotionally prepared yourself to make a big change. 

And then you go to the treatment, or you give it a good week or so, and instead of feeling better, you actually feel worse! 

While this can feel very defeating and like a waste of time and money, let me suggest that what you are feeling couldn’t be negative at all. It could actually mean you are on the right track, fulling engaging in your healing process. 

Say what?! I know that sounds counterintuitive, but hear me out. 

Now with this, there is a line here that you need to tune in to to determine. You will know if something really isn’t right. But before you automatically jump to that conclusion, there are some other things to consider. 

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Foam Rollers: Good or Evil?

I seem to get a lot of questions about foam rolling these days. It is more and more common to see people at the gym rolling out at the end of a workout and a lot of people have them at home. Foam Rolling, or the use of tennis balls, lacrosse balls, and the like, is used to massage out the fascia (web-like connective tissue) that surrounds our muscles and organs and everything in the body. While releasing the fascia is wonderful, people's approach to doing so can be all wrong and can actually cause more harm in the process. 

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