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The Yoga Tune Up® Difference

Confession: I don’t like yoga When you hear the word yoga, you may think of large classes filled with people moving in unison through set flows and sequences; breathing and moving in a way that may or may not be conducive to how each individual body moves and behaves. Of course, there’s all kinds of […]

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Stretching For Self Care: Remote Worker Edition

Stretching For Self Care: Remote Worker Edition Stretching: How, Where, Why? That is the question. It’s something that I hear time and time again. Or more, the plight of the modern day worker: “I want to start a stretching routine but I don’t know where to start” “I’m overwhelmed with the amount of information out […]

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Stretch Yourself (or let us do it)

Do you even stretch, bro? If there is one thing that proves to be true time and time again as I approach my 17th year of being a massage therapist it’s that people don’t stretch! I can’t tell you how many times a client is on my table with the same complaints week after week, […]

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RICE vs MEAT

And no, we’re not talking about vegetarians versus carnivores.  There’s a hot debate going on when it comes to injury recovery concerning the well-known method of RICE and the newer, lesser known method of MEAT. So let’s quickly go over what these are and then we can look at which is best and when. RICE […]

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Post workout massage

While many people think of massage as just a feel-good sort of luxury, (although if you’ve visited Michigan Massage and Wellness before you know we don’t do ‘luxury’ as much as we do ‘necessity’ work) there are actually numerous health benefits, one of the many being post-workout recovery. Massage therapy has long been used as […]

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Private yoga is here!

Here at Michigan Massage and Wellness we are trying to put more emphasis on the whole “wellness” portion. That doesn’t mean that the massage is going anywhere, but a huge reason of why I moved into our amazing new space a year ago was for the space to teach movement classes in house. And while […]

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Stop stretching, start moving

Sometimes stretching isn’t the best option When your back is hurting, it’s common practice to stretch it. That usually means bending forward at the hips and allowing the low back muscles to stretch a bit. This can also help to stretch out the hamstrings, calves, and with the right arm position, the shoulders and upper […]

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Conditions that massage can help

5 conditions that can be helped with massage While many consider massage therapy to be a luxury or simply for relaxation purposes, you might be surprised to know that massage has many more benefits beyond that. Massage therapy has been shown to improve a wide variety of medical conditions, and here’s 5 that you may […]

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Got muscle cramps? Get relief

Muscle cramps…(I’m not talking about those lovely monthly cramps that us ladies get either) At some point in your life you’ve probably had muscle cramps; when a muscle that normally only does what you tell it to do, suddenly gets a mind of its own and decides to contract, even when you tell it to […]

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Are you still in pain after your massage?

What do you do when the pain lingers after your bodywork session? Sure, you are a superstar and book your weekly/bi-weekly/monthly/quarterly appointments and you feel amazing after you leave, and continue to do so for a few days after, or maybe even longer, but then, things seem to revert back to how they were.  It […]

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