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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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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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Massage Doesn’t Work

I’m sure you’re asking yourself “why is the owner of a massage and wellness center saying that massage doesn’t work?” Let me clarify…. Massage doesn’t work if you don’t do the work. Let me ask you a few questions here, let’s say you have just general back pain.  We’re not going to get into specifics, […]

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Massage Therapy for Sciatica

Do you have a nagging pain in your back?  Does that nagging pain shoot down the back of your leg?  You may be able to thank (or curse) your sciatic nerve for that.  The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the body, running from each side of the low spine through the buttock […]

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Make Yourself a Priority

If I had a dollar every time someone said that massage is a luxury, I’d have a lot of dollars.  (More dollars means more trainings I can go and take!) Sure, going to a fancy day spa where you are walking around in plush robes sipping on cucumber water (or champagne if you want to […]

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Things your massage therapist should know

Here at Royal Oak Massage I am extremely fortunate to have a wonderful group of clients that have trusted me for the past 12+ years with their health and well being.  I have grown to know not only my clients, but a lot of them their families, and so many of them feel like friends […]

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How massage can help stress

Let’s face it, we can’t all go running to the shore for some meditation every time we get stressed out.  Unless of course you live in a coastline state and if that’s the case, I hate you.  But for those of us that don’t have immediate access to lake or oceanfront property, let’s talk about […]

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Lokte Method, where have you been all my life?

Back in September I was excited to not only visit a new state (Colorado) but also get trained as a Level 1 Lokte Method practitioner.  Currently, yours truly is the only one in the Metro Detroit area that is offering this service and I couldn’t be more excited about it. What is Lokte Method, you […]

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