Therapy Balls….sorcery or magical cure?

If you’ve ever been in to Michigan Massage and Wellness for a bodywork session or a class, there’s a pretty good chance that me or one of my other therapists has introduced you to the Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls.  And on more than one occasion, they’ve been referred to as “magic”.  In fact, take […]

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The Problem with Pain

Pain is something that we love at Michigan Massage and Wellness. Well, let me rephrase that. We love treating people who are in pain, and while pain is a pretty general term, it’s something that plagues so many people and a lot of you don’t know what to do about it, although you are really […]

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Meditation for pain relief

While massage can do wonders for many types of pain, self-care is just as important, and meditation has been proven time and again to be one of the most effective forms of self-care to treat pain. In fact, just like massage therapy, studies have shown meditation to work better than pain killers specifically for low […]

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Pain Management with the Dolphin MPS

You guys. My class I took last weekend. Intro to pain management and scar therapy using the Dolphin MPS. Yes, that’s a mouthful, but let me try and break it down for you because even I had trouble understanding exactly what I was getting myself into when I signed up for the class, but here […]

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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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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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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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Are you still in pain after your massage?

What do you do when the pain lingers after your bodywork session? Sure, you are a superstar and book your weekly/bi-weekly/monthly/quarterly appointments and you feel amazing after you leave, and continue to do so for a few days after, or maybe even longer, but then, things seem to revert back to how they were.  It […]

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