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Swimming and Massage


Clients always ask about my  swimming teams and  how I work  with them during  competition days.  There are various times that they can use massage to maximize performance and to reduce stress throughout the swimming competition. Pre-warm up massage -     This is done before getting in the pool for your warm up.  If you feeling tight or need a bit of spot work for an injury it can help.  An example would be a tight shoulder or low back issue.  Lotion may or [...]

Kinesio Tape – is it right for me?


I have been using Kinesio tape since I had a severe knee injury almost 3 years ago. After twisting my knee while running in snow I would wake up with my knee feeling like a really bad toothache. I finally figured out that placing a piece of Kinesio tape in a certain spot around my knee calmed things down. How about my Massage Practice? I have always felt that once I completed my massage sessions there should be something else that would augment my [...]

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Scrape and Tape?


There seems to be a term in our industry named scrape and tape.  While I basically understands what it means many of my clients do not and it's comfusing to say the least.  If you read what the Graston Technique does: The Technique: Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers Increases skin temperature Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern Alters spinal reflex activity (facilitated segment) Increases the rate and amount of blood flow [...]

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