Exercise With Your Child Challenge

Physical activity is good for our bodies. There is no question about that. The benefits of a good workout are countless. When we break a good sweat, we reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease. Our bones and muscles get stronger. We gain mental clarity and relieve stress. But I’m curious, how much are we setting … More Exercise With Your Child Challenge

Neck and Shoulder Pain

5 Tips for Neck and Shoulder Care Between Massage Appointments People with neck and shoulder issues often have their pain return before their next massage appointment. Work, play and children all make demands on the body. A dull ache can quickly turn into a burning pain especially while folding laundry, doing yard work, playing on … More Neck and Shoulder Pain

Massage Safe Zone For LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ and Massage Therapy I recently had a conversation with a friend that made me realize something. I’ve always assumed that my clients understood that my radical acceptance of their body, their pain, and their trauma extended to everything about their identity. I have come to realize that that was a foolish thing to assume. … More Massage Safe Zone For LGBTQ+

Multiple Sclerosis and Therapeutic Massage

Massage Helps with Pain and Fatigue in MS Patients A pilot study published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork measured the effects of massage therapy (MT) on fatigue, pain, spasticity, perception of health, and quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The 24 patients who completed six weeks of regular … More Multiple Sclerosis and Therapeutic Massage

Massage as Reboot

The Reboot for your Mind and Body at Oakwood Massage   Do you feel stretched in a hundred different directions? Obligations, deadlines, appointments, meetings, work, housework, sports, everything. More often than not, it seems there aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the week for all that needs to be done. We’re on … More Massage as Reboot

Body Image and Massage

Body Image Risk and Reward in Massage Body image. Almost everybody has something about their body that they don’t like. For many people it’s a minor issue, no big deal. But some people have a major issue with their body image. It affects how they live. When I tell some people that I’m a massage … More Body Image and Massage