The Benefits of Massage Therapy Therapeutic Massage involves holding, causing movement of the soft tissue, and/or applying pressure to the body. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) defines it as the application of manual techniques with the intention of positively affecting the health and well being of the client. Those qualified to practice Massage Therapy are known as Certified Massage Therapists (CMT), Certified Massage Practitioners (CMP), Registered Massage Therapists (RMT), or Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), dependent upon the state in which they are practicing. For those of us living in North America, “Western” styles of massage therapy are likely to […]
The world we live in is incredibly exciting and accessible. However, for the best chance at a long, happy, and healthy life, is important to take the appropriate measures to balance out some of the ill-effects of living in such an advanced time. Yoga can be a great option for checking off several of those self-care boxes at once.
Alice’s Return to Tae Kwon Do “About 7 years ago I started experiencing knee pain, but instead of treating it, I changed my workouts. Throughout the years my knees would get irritated on and off. Finally, I irritated my knee so much that I could not get rid of the pain on my own. I had to stop Tae Kwon Do and change my workouts to much lower impact. I went to the doctor and got referred to PT, and the doctor highly recommended LPT. In a very short period, about 4 weeks, my knees are in fantastic shape and […]
Safely Skiing the Slopes Now that California ski season is finally making an appearance, physical therapists are anticipating the usual increase in orthopedic injuries that come along with it. Patients come in with knee injuries, ankle pain, and sometimes even head and neck problems after a long weekend on the mountain. So, how can you increase your safety and keep having fun? A few simple precautionary measures can help keep you safe and your body feeling good while you enjoy the great outdoors. Before the season even starts, begin thinking about a stretching and strengthening routine if you anticipate being […]
Mindfulness as a Method of Increasing Well-being In this demanding world of ours, the mind is constantly pulled from past to future, scattering our thoughts and emotions and leaving us feeling stressed. If you are a busy bee like me, it is probably hard to find time to meditate. However, it is absolutely essential to both our physical and mental health to take a few minutes each day to be mindful. Later, we will discuss a few techniques on being mindful, but first let’s look at how our minds and stress affect our physiology. Stress is a normal part of […]