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Taking a bite out of TMJ pain

TMJ pain and the problems it causes Do you experience chronic headaches? Tightness in your jaw or chronic stiff neck? Do you clench or grind your teeth at night? Even mild TMJ dysfunction can affect many individuals. When they are diagnosed with Bruxism, most people just use their prescribed bite splint. Your tempromandibular joint (TMJ […]

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Auto Insurance Massage

Michigan Massage and Wellness is now offering auto insurance massage treatments. If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of an auto accident (either vehicle to vehicle or vehicle vs pedestrian) your doctor might prescribe massage therapy as part of your rehabilitation process. Michigan Massage and Wellness is now able to bill your insurance for […]

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My Favorite Self Care Tools

What’s in your self care toolbox? Now if you’re looking at me wondering what a self care toolbox is, you need to come to us for a class, stat. Or, if you don’t live near us, check out our online program. For me, self care isn’t about bubble baths and good chocolate (although those are […]

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Fascial Stretch Therapy

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy? Fascial Stretch Therapy (or FST as it’s commonly known) is a form of assisted stretching that can help to increase your flexibility, range of motion and mobility. By using gentle traction, FST is very different than stretching you may do on your own, or get done at one of the […]

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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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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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