As an evidence-informed massage therapy center, we are devoted to eradicating much of the misinformation and myths surrounding massage. This is part of our mission statement, and it’s not only important, but also ethical, to provide our clients with sound information that is supported by science. Let’s talk about an unsubstantiated claim that comes up … Continued
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Are you ready to evolve your massage practice or just eager to learn more about science and evidence informed manual therapy practice? Below you will find an ever growing list of resources. Check back regularly for updated and new information! EVOLVE MASSAGE SELF STUDY GUIDE OUTLINE Myth Reduction “5 Myths and Truths about Massage … Continued
It’s that time of year again, the time when everyone is busy with bringing out hats, scarves and mittens, and bundling themselves with things that are warm and comforting. As the temperatures get cooler, everyone becomes increasingly aware that cold and flu season is lurking around the corner, and healthy habits are at everyone’s top-of-mind … Continued
6 min read In my last blog post, I touched on some of the complicated misconceptions about how pain is dealt with in manual therapy professions, as well as the complexities of the pain experience within the structure of the biopsychosocial model of understanding. The biggest thing that I have observed is that as a … Continued
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I feel like these days (especially with the new year) we tend to start putting more pressure on ourselves to be the “best self” we can be. If this is the case for you, trust me, I’m in the same boat as you are. If it so happens to be trying to get more fit/healthy, … Continued
Have you ever experienced going to a healthcare practitioner, or manual therapist of any sort, and heard someone exclaim any of the following: “You’re probably sitting too much at work, and that’s why your low back is a mess.” “You must be doing something to re-injure your shoulder if it keeps hurting. Feels like bone-on-bone … Continued
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Amara Massage Therapy & Wellness will be updating our pricing effective December 1, 2017. Since last year, Amara has completely updated our space with new paint and furniture, added new treatments, expanded our staff, launched our Apprenticeship program and brought in a new line of retail and aromatherapy products. The most recent change you will … Continued
5 MINUTE READ Meditation can be a daunting subject. While it has become more of a trending self-care recommendation as the wellness industry has grown, many questions about what it is and how to do it still remain for most. When it comes to, “What actually IS meditation?, How do I do it? and … Continued