As Pressure Mounts

Part three of Stress Relief With Massage Therapy, a mini blog series from Marie Wagner, LMT You may find that as your stress goes without relief, you become less and less able to unwind. Muscle tension can develop into problems such as chronic headaches or shoulder and back pain, which are themselves stressful. Worry andContinue reading “As Pressure Mounts”

The Stress Response

Part two of stress relief with massage therapy, a mini blog series from Marie Wagner, LMT Under stress, your body really has just one response: it mobilizes to fight or flee. Your nervous system becomes highly activated and hormones such as adrenaline prepare your body to respond to an emergency. Muscles tends for action, heartContinue reading “The Stress Response”

Stress Relief with Massage Therapy

Supporting you through life’s challenges with massage therapy. A mini blog post series from Marie Wagner, LMT. Stress is an important and useful part of life. It stimulates learning and personal growth and it is a part of any major accomplishment. The healthiest and most effective people are not those who avoid stress, but thoseContinue reading “Stress Relief with Massage Therapy”

Long-term Relief with Massage

Massage therapy can help you relax and feel better while effectively addressing many elements of your pain. The effects of massage are cumulative, and for the best results you may wish to receive a series of massages. In addition, follow up massages in times of stress can help keep old pain from flaring up. InContinue reading “Long-term Relief with Massage”

Massage and Your Medical Condition

Massage can be an amazing tool to support you and your medical condition. Please note that if you are in severe or persistent pain, it is important to consult your primary care provider and inform them that you are receiving massage. Always keep your massage therapist updated on your medical condition as well. It helpsContinue reading “Massage and Your Medical Condition”

Stress, Pain and Massage

With stressors such as family conflicts, work deadlines or other worries, you may never find the time to relieve mounting tensions. When you are unable to relax, unrelieved muscle tension and impaired circulation can contribute directly to the pain cycle. To make matters worse, chronic pain is a major source of stress. It may interruptContinue reading “Stress, Pain and Massage”

Breaking the Pain Cycle

Part six in the chronic pain and massage mini blog series from Marie Wagner, LMT. Massage can break the cycle of pain and its ability to address most of the pain cycle elements. • Massage relieves muscle tension, stretching and kneading tight muscles and calming the nervous system. • When muscles relax, pressure on nervesContinue reading “Breaking the Pain Cycle”

Restricted Movement

Part five in the chronic pain and massage mini blog series from Marie Wagner, LMT. Pain and muscle tension can make even simple actions difficult and tiring. This impairs your ability to exercise and stretch – both important means for maintaining mobility and good circulation through your body. Eventually, contracting muscles and fascia can developContinue reading “Restricted Movement”

Reduced Circulation

Part four in the chronic pain and massage mini blog series from Marie Wagner, LMT. Like a sponge that is squeezed, when a muscle is tight and contracted, it cannot hold much fluid, so circulation is impaired. Irritating waste products can accumulate, leaving you feeling fatigued and sore. Over time, areas with poor circulation formContinue reading “Reduced Circulation”

Muscle Tension

Part three in the chronic pain and massage mini blog series from Marie Wagner, LMT. Muscle tension from stress, repetitive activity or overuse can be painful. Tense muscles are prone to injury. Muscles automatically contract around any painful sight to support and protect the area. Our amazing bodies compensate for whatever else is going on.Continue reading “Muscle Tension”

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