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  • 4 Great Tips for Runners to Avoid Foot and Ankle Injuries

    Running is a popular sport but often leads to foot and ankle injuries. To avoid these, warm-up and cool down, wear proper running gear, and engage in preventative measures like regular massages. Conditioning exercises can also improve running performance and reduce the risk of injury.

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    Acupuncture (without the needles)

    MPS Therapy may help reduce chronic pain, improve the appearance of scar tissue, help with certain conditions such as shoulder pain, headaches, infertility, trauma (physical/emotional) by using acupuncture points.

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    All About Breathwork

    Breathwork transcends basic survival breathing. Our 3-part Conscious Circular Breathwork at Michigan Massage and Wellness induces intentional physiological and emotional shifts. It boosts oxygen intake, muscle tone, and has anti-inflammatory effects. The results? A lighter, calmer, more grounded you with reduced stress, anxiety, and healing at profound levels.

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  • All About Edema

    Confused about body swelling? Edema vs. Lipedema vs. Lymphedema—our 3-part series begins with Edema. It's excess body fluid, often from injuries or underlying issues. From gravity to pregnancy, causes vary. Luckily, management includes elevation, hydration, movement, and even professional help like Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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  • All about IASTM

    IASTM, or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, is a valuable pain relief method. Unlike traditional Gua Sha, IASTM focuses on precise use of ergonomic tools to break down scar tissue and adhesions, improving various conditions such as neck pain, plantar fasciitis, and more. Effective bodywork doesn't need to cause pain.

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  • All About Lipedema

    Part two of our series focuses on LIPEDEMA—a lesser-known condition affecting approximately 11% of women. It's characterized by abnormal fat accumulation in specific areas, leading to disproportionate swelling, tenderness, and pain. Discover its causes and treatment options, including compression garments, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and surgical interventions

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  • All About Lymphedema

    Lymphedema disrupts the lymphatic system, causing fluid and protein buildup. While no cure exists, treatments improve life quality. It appears as primary (genetic) or secondary (damage-related) forms with recognizable early symptoms. Options include MLD, compression, exercise, CDT, surgery, medications, and self-care, offering hope for manageable living.

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    All About Manual Lymphatic Drainage

    Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), a gentle hands-on therapy that enhances lymph flow, reduces swelling, aids healing, and promotes relaxation. Vital for surgical aftercare and general wellness, MLD is essential for every body.

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    All About Sciatica

    Sciatica is a literal pain in the butt, often characterized by constant buttock pain, burning sensations, tingling, and leg weakness. It stems from the compression of the sciatic nerve deep within the piriformis muscle. Fortunately, treatments like Lokte Method, MPS Therapy, The Fix, and self-care with tools like Yoga Tune Up therapy balls can provide relief.

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    All About The Vagus Nerve

    The vagus nerve, a key player in our autonomic nervous system, influences our body's relaxation response. It regulates heart rate, digestion, and even mood, highlighting its profound impact on overall well-being. Understanding the vagus nerve can unlock pathways to stress reduction and improved health.

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    Ashiatsu Massage

    Ashiatsu massage, also known as "barefoot massage," is a unique therapy where therapists use their feet for deep, broad pressure. This technique offers a distinctive and effective way to release tension and promote relaxation and is ideal for anyone who likes deep tissue work.

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    Auto Insurance Massage

    Michigan Massage and Wellness may be able to treat you under your auto insurance benefits.

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