NEVER let a therapist just “GRIND” into you harder during a Deep Tissue Massage

You should never feel sore for more than 2-3 days.  If you do, reconsider your therapist.  Here’s why:  Many therapists do not have good training. (Especially here in California where licenses aren’t even required.) Unfortunately, many schools teach the bare minimum to get a license.  They think that “Deep Tissue” means digging in harder.  NOT TRUE!  Deep tissue requires very detailed training of anatomy and a dedicated … Read More

How Stress Affects Recovery

Do you suffer from chronic stress? You’re not alone! In fact, many of us are victims of chronic stress. From hectic work days and dealing with traffic on your daily commute to being brand new parents or running a business, stress is certainly no stranger in most Americans lives. To our ancestors, stress meant being on alert for predatory animals. … Read More

Injured? Why You Need to Rethink the Ice

Even if you’re not a dedicated athlete, chances are you’ve seen the acronym R.I.C.E thrown around when dealing with injuries involving muscle tissue. R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), first coined in 1978 by Dr. Gabe Mirkin in his best-selling book, The Sports Medicine Book, is a widely used method for treating injuries for everyone from famous athletes to kids at … Read More