HOW MYOFASCIAL RELEASE CHANGED EVERYTHING

Therapist massaging the patient's foot

Hey folks, Nicole here. Many of you know me, but for those of you who don’t, I own Skin to Soul and am a Myofascial Release Therapist. I have to confess I’ve been hiding something from you. I suffered with low back pain for almost 6 years and many of you never knew. There were […]

WHICH KIND OF HEADACHE DO YOU HAVE?

woman touching her forehead looking like she is in pain. Text: Which kind of headache do you have?

WHICH KIND OF HEADACHE DO YOU HAVE? There are several types of headaches you may be experiencing and each headache may not be the same. CLUSTER HEADACHE Cluster headaches are named for their cyclical pattern where symptoms are often clustered together. Cluster periods may last from a few days to a few months but are […]

PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Three women running outdoors. Text: Plantar Fasciitis

PLANTAR FASCIITIS Plantar fascia is a thick band of a particular type of connective tissue called fascia. Some people refer to plantar fascia as a ligament because it has strong connections to the calcaneus and metatarsals; however it is a continuous web of tissue with particularly thick areas running between those bones. The plantar fascia […]

IS MASSAGE PAINFUL?

Therapist massaging the back of the patient. Text: Should massage be painful?

Massage is a great part of anyone’s day. Whether you’re visiting us to relieve pain or stress, our massage therapists are here to give you a great feeling. With that being said, when receiving a deep tissue massage, does pain indicate a good massage or a bad one? Well, that all depends! There are many […]

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE V. MASSAGE, HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU, PART 1

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Here you are, ready to make an appointment for that nagging pain in your…back, neck, shoulders, elbow (you get the picture) to finally get some relief. As you start searching around for a massage center that will help you, you notice this other technique people keep talking about. Myofascial Release. Hmm. Didn’t they mention that […]

CAN YOU GET A MASSAGE WHILE ON YOUR PERIOD?

A woman in pain holding their stomach, with text "Can you get a massage while on your period?"

Every woman who has gone to a massage therapist has had the thought, “Can I get a massage if I’m on my period?” The simple and most straightforward answer you’ll ever receive from us is, yes! You can get a massage if you’re on your period. Although you may not feel at your best, that’s […]

How PTSD affects more than just those in the Military

Left Photo: Photo of Nicole's Dad and two girls. Right Photo: Photo of Nicole.

Veteran’s and Active Service Men and Women hold a special place in my heart. I can think of no greater sacrifice than the sacrifice that these men and women make, in protection of our freedom and security of the United States of America. They not only sacrifice their lives, but, for the ones who come […]

Do you suffer from Chronic Pelvic Pain?

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Conditions of chronic pelvic pain are often caused by tightness in the pelvic floor. As many as one in seven people suffer from chronic pelvic pain, often spending years trying to receive a proper explanation and diagnosis for their pain. The pelvic floor muscles and fascia, the sling-like group of muscles that support the pelvic […]