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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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What’s Your Post-Op Surgery Plan?

Navigating post-surgery care can be overwhelming. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is as a game-changer, aiding in healing (as well as speeding it up) and reducing swelling and the risk of fibrosis. Despite the boom in surgeries, the understanding of vital aftercare like MLD remains lacking, leaving patients seeking solutions and therapists bridging the gap.

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Taking a bite out of TMJ pain

Chronic headaches, jaw tightness, and TMJ pain? Michigan Massage and Wellness offers relief through massage therapy, myofascial release, and MPS Therapy. Don’t just rely on bite guards or pain pills—experience the immediate relief of tension release in the masseter and TMJ. Your comfort is our priority.

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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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How Often Should I Get a Massage?

How often should you get a massage depends on several factors. Is it an acute injury? Chronic pain? You just want to escape from your responsibilities for an hour? At Michigan Massage and Wellness we have something for every body.

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Consistent Self Care is Key

Even as a therapist, I struggle with consistency in self-care. Jumping between therapies for relief is common, but it rarely works. I learned this firsthand after a sprained ankle led to persistent hip pain. Consistency with Yoga Tune Up therapy balls brought lasting relief. Don’t blame anyone but yourself if you neglect self-care. If nagging pain persists, assess your commitment to healing and seek help.

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Deep Tissue Massage Doesn’t Have To Hurt

Deep tissue massage need not be painful to work effectively. The misconception of “no pain, no gain” doesn’t apply here. Deep tissue techniques can vary in pressure, with lighter methods like myofascial release often yielding significant results without discomfort. Effective massage is about communication and should never cause more than a “good hurt.” If it becomes painful, it’s counterproductive. Speak up to ensure a comfortable and effective experience.

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The process of pain relief

Consistency is key for pain relief. Quick improvements are possible but not instant. Like Lisa’s experience, gradual progress is achieved with ongoing care tailored to your specific issues. Don’t accept pain as normal; prioritize self-care for a healthier, pain-free life.

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Level Up Your Self Care Game

Self-care means taking time for yourself, and it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Even 5-10 minutes of mobility work with tools like Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls can make a big difference. Self-care workshops and short daily routines can help address various issues, making it essential for overall well-being.

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Yoga vs Yoga Tune Up®

Yoga isn’t for everyone, including me. It can be dull and challenging to stay engaged during classes. However, I discovered Yoga Tune Up®, a therapy that combines yoga, corrective exercise, and therapy with tools like therapy balls. This approach helps alleviate pain, improve posture, and enhance performance, making it a suitable alternative for those who don’t enjoy traditional yoga.

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