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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Reboot Your Glutes

Let’s talk about your glutes You know, the butt, the booty, the often used peach emoji in technology talk, posterior chain, badonkadonk, call it what you want, but make sure that you’re actually using them right-which a lot of us aren’t! Your glutes are made up of 3 muscles: gluteus maximus, the most posterior of […]

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Level Up Your Self Care Game

Do you even practice self-care? Sure, you get your regular massages, you go to the gym, get your sweat on, but how do you recover?  And no, I’m not saying that self-care is an active recovery day of a 10 mile run.  THAT IS NOT SELF CARE. To me, self care is taking time out […]

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What’s happening at Michigan Massage and Wellness

How is it that 2017 is coming to a close already??  Wasn’t it just January and I was heading out to Arizona for my Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapy training?  And here I am, about to leave for my last trip of the year, Level 3 Lokte Method at the end of the week.  So […]

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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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Shoulder Rehab

Shoulders…. One of the most complex parts of the body.  They can lift you up, but they can also drag you down if they’re not functioning properly and unfortunately, most of us have some kind of shoulder problem (and some of us may not even know it!). I have seen countless clients at Michigan Massage […]

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Yoga vs Yoga Tune Up®

I have a confession.  I hate yoga. Let me back up here.  Hate is a strong word.  I hate people who hurt animals/people, movies that make me afraid to go to sleep, and kumquats.  I don’t really enjoy yoga.  Now, there are so many variations of yoga that it’s hard to keep track of.  Ashtanga, […]

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Mobility classes and workshops are here!

Mobility classes and workshops are here! Back when I was still at my little office in Royal Oak I had this idea of one day opening a wellness center and offering classes and workshops (never mind the fact that I wasn’t qualified/certified to teach anything).  I’ve always joked that I’m a trendsetter ahead of my […]

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What I’ve been up to

Where in the world have I been lately??  And what’s new at Michigan Massage and Wellness? More like where HAVEN’T I been?! I have to apologize to my readers as I had to kind of abandon this blog for a little bit, life got in the way, I got busy, burned out and quite frankly, […]

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