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Plantar Fasciitis (and how to fix it)

If I had $1 for every time a client came in complaining of foot pain, I would have a LOT of dollars.  And 9 times out of 10 that pain can be attributed to those 2 little words that no one likes to hear…. PLANTAR FASCIITIS What is plantar fasciitis, you ask?  Take a look […]

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My Favorite Self Care Tools

What’s in your self care toolbox? Now if you’re looking at me wondering what a self care toolbox is, you need to come to us for a class, stat. Or, if you don’t live near us, check out our online program. For me, self care isn’t about bubble baths and good chocolate (although those are […]

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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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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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The Importance of Workplace Wellness

Does your company offer a workplace wellness program? Wellness programs within the workplace have become more and more popular over the last several years, and there’s good reason. Generally speaking, wellness programs give employees incentives, tools, support, and strategies to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. The idea is first, to of course take care of […]

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Therapy Balls….sorcery or magical cure?

If you’ve ever been in to Michigan Massage and Wellness for a bodywork session or a class, there’s a pretty good chance that me or one of my other therapists has introduced you to the Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls.  And on more than one occasion, they’ve been referred to as “magic”.  In fact, take […]

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Healthy Hips: A Yoga Tune Up® Workshop

How do your hips feel? Do you spend a good portion of your day sitting? Only to stand up and start walking and feel pain shooting down your legs? Or are your hips so sticky that it feels like someone has actually glued them down? You may be smart and use a standing work station […]

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Massage and Stretching

Stretching!… some people hate it & some love it. Now, if you are a client of Michigan Massage and Wellness, you know how much we LOVE stretching! Rebecca is a Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist, and once a week teaches people how to stretch through our weekly mobility classes. For those in pain stretching often […]

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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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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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