Results (not) guaranteed

Do you remember back in the day when infomercials would grace the television promising results? “Get abs in 30 days or your money back!” or “Shred up to 10 pounds in your first 10 days, guaranteed!” I mean, back when I was first getting started doing massage therapy I took a course on how to […]

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Take a Break

You’re busy. I know you’re busy because I’m busy too. So much so that I recently decided to outsource some work to a virtual assistant and for the Type A control freak that I am (not to mention that I’ve been doing every single thing related to my business for the past 14 years). But […]

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Meditation for pain relief

While massage can do wonders for many types of pain, self-care is just as important, and meditation has been proven time and again to be one of the most effective forms of self-care to treat pain. In fact, just like massage therapy, studies have shown meditation to work better than pain killers specifically for low […]

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Pain Management with the Dolphin MPS

You guys. My class I took last weekend. Intro to pain management and scar therapy using the Dolphin MPS. Yes, that’s a mouthful, but let me try and break it down for you because even I had trouble understanding exactly what I was getting myself into when I signed up for the class, but here […]

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The Cost of a Massage

Once in a while, it doesn’t happen too often but it does happen, we get a phone call from someone asking what we charge for a massage, and we give them our rates. Sometimes they go ahead and book an appointment, but once in a while we are met with some resistance…. “Oh. That’s expensive” […]

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The importance of sleep

Do you even practice good sleep hygiene? Oh sleep. It seems like it should be easy. Our bodies and minds require sleep, so it should just happen naturally, right? But for many, tossing and turning, lying awake for hours staring at the ceiling, and overall struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep is a nightly […]

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Massage Etiquette

What is proper massage etiquette? There seems to be a lot of unspoken etiquette involved when receiving a massage. For those who’ve had numerous massages, this may be well understood. However, for those who haven’t received massage regularly, you may feel a bit intimidated or overwhelmed by all the questions running through your head about […]

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Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage Really, when you think about it, there are dozens and dozens, if not hundreds and hundreds types of massage. Therapeutic massage, deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, reflexology, shiatsu, ashiatsu, sports, orthopedic, lomi lomi….the list goes on and on. Here at Michigan Massage and Wellness our ‘standard’ massage can best be described as a therapeutic massage. […]

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The (un)spiritual side of yoga

How spiritual are you with your yoga practice? I recently set up a work date with my long time friend/client/fellow badass boss lady Julie and she had to push it back and said “I need to sneak into a yoga class before”. Of course I retorted with “you should be sneaking into one of my […]

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The Importance of Breath

Breath…why it matters We’ve all been breathing since the moment of our birth, but did you know that we’re often doing it wrong? While the way you typically breath will keep you alive, it’s often not as efficient at keeping you at peak performance. That’s because we all leave it up to our unconscious brain […]

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