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Apr 6, 2020 Our Studio

Getting a good night's sleep is essential to a healthy mind and body. Of course with hectic schedules, kids, and many other distractions, getting enough sleep is easier said than done. So, what can you do to help yourself not only get to bed earlier, but also sleep better? Here are some tips on how to fall asleep. 1. Keep a Standard Bedtime and Wake Up Time Yes,...

Apr 6, 2020 Our Studio

For anyone who has had a massage, we could all certainly agree that the post-massage feeling is wonderful. Our clients often find themselves saying: “I can’t wait to get another massage!” But when should you book an appointment for another massage? How soon is too soon? Is more frequent better for your body?  If you are a healthy person looking to reduce...

May 3, 2019 Our Studio

The saying goes that the worst day of golf beats the best day of work. This is a presumably popular sentiment, as golf continues to capture the hearts, minds, and free time of people of all ages, with all skill levels, from hundreds of countries around the world. For many, there is no better way to enjoy a sunny morning than on the manicured greens club in hand, traversing the 18 holes of a golf course. Coming off an incredible Master’s win from Tiger Woods, we thought we thought we’d take this opportunity to discuss why golf really is good for you, and how to make sure your body allows you to have the best golf game you can.

  • The Good

If your sore muscles the day after a round are any inclination, golf can be a pretty good form of exercise. Throughout the round you’re giving your core muscles (abdominals, glutes, back, and hips) a workout, as well as strengthening your upper body by swinging your clubs and in some cases carrying them yourself. Your chest and forearms get taxed, as well. And, if you’re the hard-core type and decide to walk the 18 holes? You’re logging about 5 miles per round. Nice work.

  • What to Watch

If you’re going into your round with rigid muscles, or if you’re not properly conditioned, you can fall victim to some common golf-related injuries. From straining the lower back, to shoulder injuries, to neck strain, golf can either exacerbate existing sore areas, or create new ones. If your stance is off, you could develop strained tendons in your ankle or foot. The dreaded “golfer’s elbow” is a painful swelling or irritation of the outer or inner tendons of the elbow.

  • What to Do

Because much of golf involves a lot of repetitive motion, metabolic waste can build up around those muscles that are repeatedly taxed. This can cause pain and poor flexibility in those muscles, which are two things you definitely do not want as part of your golf game. Also, many injuries occur during a round of golf because of already-tight muscles that are flexed and strained during the swing. To keep muscles loose, healthy and fluid, regular massage therapy is a great way to practice preventative care during golf season. Your massage therapist can concentrate on the muscles in your neck, back, arms, hips, and glutes to help ensure that your muscles are loosened, more flexible, and lengthened. He or she can also pay special attention to the muscles that help support good posture, which is an important part of your golf stance.

Massage therapy is great for helping to facilitate mental focus and decreasing stress and anxiety as well. Because going into a round of golf already stressed can lead to a very long and unpleasant 18 holes, especially after a couple of your favorite golf balls end up in the lake.

As the weather warms up and the days get longer, don’t let your body be an excuse not to hit the greens a few times. And if you pay some visits to your local Elements Massage before and after your games, it may end up being your best month of golf ever.

Dec 13, 2018 Our Studio

When you’ve got a long list of people to buy for, or when you’re buying for the “person who has everything”, gift cards make a great choice. (Especially Elements Gift Cards) If you need convincing, read on! We’ve got three reasons why gift cards are THE gift that people love! Just like cash but far less impersonal Sure, you can hand your...

Aug 18, 2018 Our Studio

It can sometimes be difficult to relax when you have so much on your mind. You may spend the first few minutes of a massage just trying to clear your mind and let go of the worries of the day. The last thing you need to be worrying about is if you brought money for a gratuity, if you should tip or how much you should leave the massage therapist at the end. We want to help you...

May 12, 2018 Our Studio

Elements Massage®, one of the fastest-growing therapeutic massage franchises in the nation, is pleased to introduce, AromaRitual™, the brand’s newest line of exclusive aromatherapy treatments. With AromaRitual™, Elements Massage® clients can experience a personalized, immersive aromatic treatment. In addition to this new service offering, Elements Massage®...

Jan 12, 2018 Our Studio

They say, "tidy house, tidy mind". If you spend your time in a cluttered space, chances are you have a cluttered mind. But how can objects really effect your brain and why do we have clutter in the first place? No matter how tidy of a person you are, everyone has cluttered areas in their home. Maybe it's hidden away, but it's there - the basement, closets,...

Aug 25, 2017 Our Studio

Although we’ve discussed before how vitally important massage is for everyone, you might not realize just how beneficial massage can be for the most aged among us.

Cathy Wong, ND; Alternative Medicine Expert Jan 8, 2016 Our Studio

Do you tip? Are you supposed to be nude? Do you say anything if the pressure's not deep enough? What if you're self-conscious about your body? Here are the answers to ten questions that you may be too embarrassed to ask.

Holly L. Roberts Jul 16, 2015 Our Studio

Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body; and recommended by many doctors as a treatment option. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.

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