What is the Best Type of Massage for Lower Back Pain?

22 Sep 2021

Back pain can occur for a variety of reasons – heavy lifting, poor posture, sitting down for too long, etc. Lower back pain can be debilitating and inhibit you from doing the things you enjoy. Instead of reaching for the pain medication, try getting any of these types of massages to better manage your lower back pain.  Deep Tissue Massage Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that is used to treat musculoskeletal pain, such as strains and sports injuries. It involved applying sustained pressure using deep, slow strokes in order to target the inner layers of muscles and connective tissues. This technique helps break up scar tissue and reduces.

WHY DO MUSCLES TIGHTEN UP?

09 Jul 2021

Tight muscles are not only frustrating and painful, but they’re inconvenient since they limit your movement. Worst of all, they can prevent you from continuing to do the things you enjoy. Knowing what causes muscle tightness can help you manage and prevent it from happening in the first place. Take a look at some of the reasons for muscle tightness. The Main Reason Your Muscles Tighten When the muscles are in a relaxed state, the fibers have little gaps in between them. As they are contracted in an activity, those bands come closer together. If these bands remain in a certain position for a long period of time or are.

What to Do if Massage is Too Intense for You

01 Jun 2021
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While many people find a professional massage to be relaxing and invigorating, there are those that feel it is just too much. When you feel like a massage is too intense for you — but you really want the benefits of a therapeutic massage — there are a few things you can do to make the most of the experience.  Hydrate Remaining hydrated before a massage helps your body prepare for the intense bodywork that may be required. If you are extra sensitive, your muscles will be a little more pliable if you are hydrated. As the massage separates muscle fibers, hydration ensures that they do not bond together seconds.

Post Mastectomy Massage

25 Jul 2017
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LIFE CHANGING EVENT:  MASTECTOMY         THE DIAGNOSIS:  You have cancer…a solemn diagnosis that no one wants to hear.  If that weren’t bad enough, now the doctor is saying that both breasts need to be removed.  New data show that mastectomies have increased 36% from 2005 to 2013 per the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Doctors may recommend a mastectomy to remove the cancerous breasts.  Sometimes women chose to have both breasts removed because they carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.   THE OPTIONS:   So what are your options?    Doctors may recommend different treatment plans.  These treatment plans depend on the doctor’s education and experience, the type.

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons of Blue

03 Dec 2015
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Don’t we all enjoy getting gifts that are beautifully wrapped with tied ribbons?  During the holiday season, many people come in for a massage or chiropractic adjustment because their back is tied in a knot from leaning over to wrap gifts on the floor.  Sitting on the floor and leaning forward trying to wrap gifts tugs on those back muscles. Don’t let this season knot your back! Bring the gifts up on a table to wrap them.  Do gentle movements and stretches while giftwrapping to keep those muscles loose. If you are still uncomfortable, call for a massage (410) 299-3819 or chiropractic adjustment at Nonnenmacher Chiropractic in Elkton at (540).

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