Scar Tissue and How It Affects the Full Body

The Full Body Effects of Scar Tissue Scar tissue is a necessary part of the healing process; it’s simply how skin and connective tissues come back together after some sort of injury. Whether you’ve strained or torn a muscle, had surgery, or injured a ligament, scarring sets in as a natural and normal part of […]

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MPS Therapy

What is MPS Therapy and how can it help your chronic pain? MPS Therapy (Microcurrent Point Stimulation) is the newest addition to our bodywork sessions at Michigan Massage and Wellness and I’m so excited to offer this now! I have completed the intro and advanced scar and trauma certification and in January will be taking […]

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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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Now accepting auto insurance!

Do you have auto insurance coverage? We are happy to report that we are now accepting auto insurance claims for massage and manual therapy. If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of an auto accident, your doctor may prescribe massage therapy as part of your rehabilitation. Michigan Massage and Wellness is now able to […]

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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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Got a migraine? Get a massage

Let’s just say it…migraines are awful! They’re a painful, debilitating, and all-too-common problem for many people. It’s estimated that up to 13% of the US population suffers from migraines. While many people seek over-the-counter or prescription drugs to ease their pain and prevent migraines, you may want to consider adding massage into your regular routine […]

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The process of pain relief

Good things come to those who wait. Don’t you hate that saying? I know I do. I mean, I’ve been working my butt off keeping my diet in line, so why haven’t I lost the weight yet? But, pain relief is just like anything else, you need to be consistent. The photo above is of […]

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All about IASTM

“What the heck is an IASTM??” you may be asking yourself. IASTM is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (yeah, it’s a mouthful!) and Michigan Massage and Wellness is excited to begin offering this valuable pain relief protocol to our treatment options! IASTM is a spin off of traditional Asian medicine called Gua Sha.  Gua Sha […]

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