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The importance of sleep

Do you even practice good sleep hygiene? Oh sleep. It seems like it should be easy. Our bodies and minds require sleep, so it should just happen naturally, right? But for many, tossing and turning, lying awake for hours staring at the ceiling, and overall struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep is a nightly […]

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The (un)spiritual side of yoga

How spiritual are you with your yoga practice? I recently set up a work date with my long time friend/client/fellow badass boss lady Julie and she had to push it back and said “I need to sneak into a yoga class before”. Of course I retorted with “you should be sneaking into one of my […]

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The Importance of Breath

Breath…why it matters We’ve all been breathing since the moment of our birth, but did you know that we’re often doing it wrong? While the way you typically breath will keep you alive, it’s often not as efficient at keeping you at peak performance. That’s because we all leave it up to our unconscious brain […]

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Ashiatsu and more at Michigan Massage and Wellness!

Happy 2019 everyone! As I sit here writing this from the comfort of my sofa while Michigan battles its way through the frozen tundra of negative temperatures and wind chills up to -30F, only to get ready for the heat wave this weekend of 40’s and 50’s….well, at least we keep it interesting. If you […]

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Massage and Chronic Pain

Millions of people throughout the world battle chronic pain. While many think of it as just some mild aches and pains or soreness somewhere that comes and goes on a regular basis, those who live with it every day know it is far more than that. The pain can be debilitating and can take a […]

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All about magnesium

What is magnesium and how can it help me? Many don’t realize how important magnesium is for one’s health. Few are eating foods rich in this mineral and fewer are taking supplements. Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body. The role it plays is so critical that “after air, water, and food,” it […]

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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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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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Massage and Cancer

Do massage and cancer work well together? A cancer diagnosis is scary. There’s no other way to say it. And the treatments can sometimes be as scary as the disease itself. Chemo, radiation, and surgeries can have intense side effects, some that last a lifetime. Many cancer patients experience nausea fatigue pain anxiety depression poor […]

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