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take care of your tissue

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I can tell if a person eats clean and drinks plenty of water.  When my hands meet the client’s skin, I feel.  Healthy tissue feels good to the touch.  More malleable, glides better. This is yet another testament for the healing power of food and hydration. Your muscles need to breathe.  That’s the bottom line.  Coagulated tissue suffocates muscles.  Blood can’t flow through this tissue nor can the muscles breathe.  My massage cleans pathways, manipulating the tissue so that this can happen.  Drink water, eat well, get a massage.

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Ischemic Tissue aka Knots

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Ischemic Tissue What exactly are the knots that you feel underneath your skin?  At Mt. Pleasant Massage Therapy I can assure you that I can ease the pain that results from the knots by using a variety of different methods and extreme focus. Massage is all about the manipulation of tissue.  All of our muscles are swathed in a protective covering of connective tissue.

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Apres Massage

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A therapeutic massage does not end when you are off the table.  If the work you’ve had is neuromuscular and very deep, you may not feel that much has been done because neuromuscular work is oftentimes not invasive at all. Sometimes  you may hardly even feel the tissue breaking up as the muscles are being finely tuned and given care as they’ve been contracted for so long. after the massage, therefore, you may just feel “lighter” in the areas of initial pain.  The muscles are relaxed. There is homework to do, however. . I always recommend flushing the body with…

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Children and Massage Therapy

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In today’s age children are sometimes overtaxed, as their reality tends to be very busy. They are playing more sports and are involved in varied and many activities. School has changed; the bar is being set higher at a younger and younger age. Kids experience different daily emotional stressors, more physical activity, and mental challenges. For all the money we spend on our our children, maybe one of the most affective strategies to help them physically, emotionally, and spiritually is just an afterthought or a neverthought; massage therapy. My son is privy to the benefits of massage; he’s been worked…

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When’s your next massage?

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There are quite a few people that decide or need to get a massage THAT day. It’s so nice when my schedule works in a way that I can accommodate. Usually it doesn’t. Then the person calls around and hops on a different table. Every massage. I used to do that. I was telling my Mom a couple of days ago that my regular clients have become akin to family. It takes some time in massage therapy, starting a business …. building up your regulars. I know their muscles. Intuitively, the repetition of working on those clients on a regular…

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Why live in pain?

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Before I became a massage therapist, if I pulled a muscle in my neck or back I’d go straight to the doctor. Laid up in bed with plenty of muscle relaxers, the muscle indeed relaxed eventually and I’d be back to life, work, etc. Now it’s different. I’m not saying that muscle relaxers don’t assist in the healing, but a neuromuscular massage is where I begin.  As  a therapist, I am able to relax the muscle and when you walk out, your life can resume. Different vocations really benefit from massage as well. Dentists, for example, are frozen in the…

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