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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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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Deep Tissue Massage Doesn’t Have To Hurt

Does deep tissue massage have to hurt? To give a short answer, no, deep tissue massage does not have to hurt. There’s a common misconception that massage, especially Deep Tissue, has to be painful in order to be effective. So many of us live in the “no pain, no gain” mentality that we think that […]

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Got a headache? Get a massage.

Headaches are frustrating and can interrupt an otherwise great day. With a mix of work, family, friends, traffic, big projects, and stress, life can take a toll and result in a raging headache, usually at the worst possible time. But do you have to lock yourself in a dark room and take painkillers to get […]

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