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You can do something about stress

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I don’t have to tell you with all that is going on in the world, stress is a burden right now, but you can do something about stress. On the radio today they were discussing the increase in addiction and the difficulty some people are having with coping. Another word they used in there was isolation was reducing human connection. Therapeutic massage while won’t cure your problems it will provide… Read More »You can do something about stress

Website Changes

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You may have noticed the name change to Momentum Rehab and Sports Massage is a DBA or doing business as, and my legal name will remain Four Seasons Massage and Fitness. With this I have broken out my website to provide more information that I do which now include Active Rehab Release via Zoom. I am also rejuvenating my Thai for Table work which is fantastic for athletes and restoring… Read More »Website Changes

Why I choose a treatment

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After practicing for five years I have a pretty good feel and experience for what to do when. I thought it would be helpful to write a short piece on why.   Firstly, not all soft tissue is created equal. Soft tissue includes the muscles and tendons.  For muscle injuries I can introduce circulation more easily as compared to tendons. For the muscle belly I use gentle gliding and kneading… Read More »Why I choose a treatment

Importance of Protein

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Obviously massage benefits muscle. But what other things can you do to keep your muscles healthy as you age? In the Journal of Nutrients 2016 a study compared older populations in Taiwan, not your bodybuilders, and to see what effect protein intake had on muscle mass. Interestingly enough it was found that lower intakes of protein led to loss of muscles mas while increased intakes of protein led to an… Read More »Importance of Protein

IT Band | Momentum Rehab

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What is it? Why should I care? The Iliotibial Band or IT band is very tendinous tisssue, stronger and tougher than muscle tissue and is found below the side of the hip (below the TFL muscle) and travels down the outside of the leg eventually blending with the structures above the knee. What does it do? The fibrous band straightens the knee, pulls the leg away from midline, rotates the… Read More »IT Band | Momentum Rehab

Migraines and Massage

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I had a client come in today thankfully not in pain but does suffer from migraines. I thought to myself that is one area I have not written about so what a great opportunity. So here it goes. This information comes from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) from Peter Goadsby, M.D., who is a neurologist and headache specialist at the University of California San Francisco,

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Spring Body Sense | Momentum Rehab

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It looks like the sun has arrived and stayed for a bit. The new BodySense is out and there are short informative articles about massage for back pain before pills, how to correctly stretch, dynamic vs static stretching, and when to integrate massage into your sumy activity routine. This read is an effective way to help you get through the late Spring and Summer injury free.

Sciatica Prevention | Momentum Rehab

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Many clients have been dealing with low back and glute pain. I’ve noticed on almost all that there is knotted tissue from the SI joint down each side of the gluteal cleft. Usually accompanied by sensitivity. With massage and trigger point work the sensitivity abates and so does the pain. The work can take a couple of sessions to a bit more depending on how long the client has been… Read More »Sciatica Prevention | Momentum Rehab