TAKE A TOUR OF YOUR BODY.
1 body. 9 common muscle pains. Find out why.
YOU TRAVEL OFTEN
Pain: Could they make those seats any smaller? Bus, train, or plane, you'll find a seatmate who will take your space, cramming you into a corner for the duration of your ride. Your strained spots will have a twisted pattern, caused by the pressure of sitting so awkwardly.
Thanks, travel mate.
Pain: Complaining of the common muscle pain in the neck and between your shoulders? It's a telling sign that you love to text. Because of a constant head tilt and lack of movement, texting could easily cause the shoulders to become tense.
YOU HAVE A DESK JOB
Pain: We've all experienced that desk job that leaves you stiff in the shoulders at the end of the day.
An easy fix between massages is quick stretches at your desk. Tense your shoulders up around your ears for five to ten seconds, then drop and let gravity pull down your shoulders. Or, rotate in your chair like you’re driving a car in reverse, and hold for a count of ten.
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Pain: Let us give it to you straight - we can tell. We can feel where a too-tight bra strap has been cutting across the shoulder blade, and the muscles have tightened in response to the pressure. Same goes for heavy bags and purses—you’re overexerting that muscle, and it’s fighting back.
Problem: If you complain specifically about hip and foot discomfort, chances are you run regularly. The hips and lower back will feel tight, and you also have tension in the bottom of your feet. Using stretching techniques to releave this pressure, you'll leave us ready for your next marathon.
YOU ARE DEHYDRATED
Problem: We can always tell if you haven’t been keeping up with your daily eight glasses of water. Trigger points in the upper back will be more tender when you’re dehydrated. Drink up, especially on massage day.
YOU LIVE IN a COLD CLIMATE
Problem: Your posture changes when it gets cold outside. You hunch up
your shoulders, protecting your ears and neck from the brutal temperatures. After the long winter months, chances are you come to us carrying stress on top of your shoulders and around the neck, and we know why.
YOU HAVE YOUNG KIDS
Problem: Up, down, and bounce them around. Even if it’s been a year or two since you had the baby, your ligaments may still be very loose. You stretch all over your body, not just in your hips and pelvic region. Ankle and wrist problems are common, so take care of yourself so you can take care of others.
YOU HAD AN INJURY
Problem: We’ll notice the injury patterns even you may have forgotten about. We often see the aftermath of that childhood sledding accident, or that you once broke your leg. A broken bone is often slightly shorter than its healthy comrade, so when we examine you with both legs side by side, it's obvious.