“No pain, no gain, right?” Is one of the most frequent statements made by massage therapy clients in reference to the amount of pressure they like during a massage. Yet, they often come in with pain and there is no sign of gain. How much pressure is the right amount?
“Age, eh?” After turning 50 so many conversations start this way. Two simple words, so many meanings and the context ensures there is no doubt what is the reference. If you know what this refers to then you are part of a club that puts you on a level playing ground with others who have aches and pains that no longer disappear after a good night’s sleep.
If you love snow and ice then you’re no stranger to the aches and pains that can accompany winter sports. Each sport uses specific muscles that typically get sore at the beginning of the season. This soreness information can be used over the next few months to remind you what areas to stretch.
If core strengthening brings this to mind….. ….in the hopes of getting this. …then you’re reading the wrong blog.
Wherever your arms go, your shoulder blades go. Given that our arms only work well in front of our bodies, the resulting rounded shoulders and forward-straining neck causes muscles between the shoulder blades to stretch and strain. That’s the long story. The short story is aching and stabbing pain around and under our shoulder blades that often shoots into the neck or down the arm. Help is at hand. Self-treatment of painful muscles is easily achieved with a tennis ball against the wall. or a focused massage therapy treatment can release pain-causing trigger points and get you back to full functioning. ][