Notes from the Table

Find useful self-care tips related to massage therapy, stretching, anatomy and essential oils.

Tension Headaches

By UM | Apr 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Tension Headaches

Let’s talk about tension headaches, ouch! I’m sure at some point, we have all experienced a tension headache. It’s that dull achy pain on the forehead, temples or even the base of the neck. It could feel like a clamp around your head with trouble sleeping and mild sensitivity to sound and light. They can…

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Pressure Points

By UM | Mar 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Pressure Points

Pressure Points Last month we defined  trigger points, and that they are different from pressure points …  so what is a pressure point and how do they compare ? Pressure points are areas of the body that are sensitive to touch due to a nerve cluster or sensitive area. They can be found in muscles,…

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What is a trigger point?

By UM | Feb 10, 2017 | Comments Off on What is a trigger point?

  Trigger point, what is it? This month we are defining trigger point therapy. Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that requires muscle manipulation in order to provide relief from pain on parts of the body. A licensed massage therapist is trained to be sensitive to what the muscle tissue of the body should feel…

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Self-Care Tips

By UM | Jan 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Self-Care Tips

This month’s topic is self care. Self care is a key factor in maintaining your health in between your massage appointments. For those of us who are desk warriors, good posture and stretching breaks are important in preventing long term injury, fatigue and stress.  Most of us hold our tension in our necks and shoulders,…

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Peppermint Essential Oil

By UM | Dec 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Peppermint Essential Oil

New for December! We are super excited to announce the launch of our monthly blog. Here you will find great tips on stretches, mini anatomy lessons, essential oils and monthly updates with what’s new and happening at Urban Massage. Essential Oil of the Month PEPPERMINT Beat those winter blues with peppermint! Diffuse for… Focus  Headache Pain…

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