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Roseline - Massage Therapist Oct 16, 2014 Wellness

A trigger point is a hyperirritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or in the muscle’s fascia (myofascial pain). This spot is painful on compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain, tenderness and local twitch response. There are trigger points in other tissues also, such as skin, tendons, joint capsules, and ligaments. There are...

Elements Massage Sep 19, 2014 Wellness

Receiving a great massage that relaxes your mind, relieves tension from your muscles and rejuvenates your soul can have a lasting effect on your mind and body’s well-being. But, to continue getting the most out of your great massage experience well beyond your session, it can be helpful to adopt some of the following post-massage healthy habits. Tip No. 1: Take Five After...

Rachel - Massage Therapist Jul 8, 2014 Wellness

My name is Rachel, a Certified Massage Therapist at Elements Therapeutic Massage in Thousand Oaks, California. In addition to my traditional massage training, I am certified in Massage for those living with Cancer and Massage in the Oncology Setting. I have been trained in applying massage to a wide range of disorders, including MS, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia and scoliosis.I...

Elements Massage - Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village Oct 3, 2013 Wellness

How do you make someone who has never had a massage comfortable? Justin - First ask them why they are seeking out massage. Then explain to them how massage can help them with their particular needs. Ask if there are any questions or concerns they have about massage, and address those things. The last and final thing is to explain to the client how the massage session will...

Elements Therapeutic Massage Aug 8, 2013 Wellness

Zoiya – No stress is ever beneficial. In fact, it can be harmful to your health, both physically and mentally. It can cause depression, anxiety, heart attacks, premature aging, and much more. It also increases the production of cortisol, which causes decreased function of your immune system and inflammatory responses in your muscles, causing tension and headaches. Stress...

Elements Therapeutic Massage Aug 1, 2013 Wellness

Justin – No! Some clients like the relaxing “spa type” music, and others can’t stand it. Whatever makes the client more relaxed and helps them enjoy their massage is fine by me.Megan – Haha, absolutely not! I think it’s great when a client brings in their own music to play during a massage, as long as it’s not too crazy… 80s heavy...

Elements Therapeutic Massage Jul 25, 2013 Wellness

Marsha – A great way to beat the summer heat is the use of peppermint oil. Mix peppermint oil with ice water, soak washcloths in the mixture, and then massage over your skin. It’s cooling and refreshing!Megan – Going to the beach!Justin - The capsaicin oil in chili peppers triggers your body to sweat without raising your body temperature. The evaporation of...

Brian - Massage Therapist Jul 19, 2013 Wellness

No matter the disease or symptoms, there are a few common components; pain, muscle aches, gastric problems, immune disorders, heart diseases, and even some cancers. There is an accumulation of toxicity such as, cellular malnutrition, cellular oxygen depletion, often a hormonal and lymphatic congestion and chemical imbalances that causes suppression of the what’s considered...

Justin - Massage Therapist at Elements in Westlake Village Jun 30, 2013 Wellness

Summer is here, which means we’re getting back into our favorite outdoor sports and fun activities. Whether it’s cycling, summer softball league, surfing, or just taking the dog on a long walk, the hot weather makes our bodies work a little harder. Often times that extra effort causes pain, and many will go to the medicine cabinet and reach for a bottle of Tylenol...

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