I’m about to share a personal story with you about a huge change at Life Balance Massage. One I am excited and nervous about but that ultimately feels like the very best choice.

It's been over 15 years since I started my practice on Piedmont Ave and in those years Life...

 
 

If you read my post about the 5 keys to getting the most out of your massage, you know that for real, lasting structural changes you need to do a little work at home in between sessions. That'll help you tune into your body and keep your muscles flexible and sm...

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Fascia? What is THAT?! In this article Tammy Bergstrom, CMT is going to break it down for you and explain why popular cupping therapy can help keep it healthy. 

Have you ever felt like a horse was sitting on a nerve? Maybe even two horses? You’re not alone, and you’re...

Have you ever wondered what your massage therapist is really thinking when you show up to your session with four days of leg stubble? Have you ever been so worried you might pass gas that it takes you half the session just to relax?

I get it. When you're undressed...

Are you already hearing the first snuffles and sneezes signaling an oncoming cold? Yup, fall is here. Back to school, closed up windows .... germs. Yuck. Don't despair though, I'm going to share with you some of the best tips I know of to keep your immune system strong...

Stretching: You know you should do it, but do you? The biggest incentive for gaining flexibility is to correct poor posture and chronic pain patterns. Or, more importantly, to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

Gentle but thorough stretching is the quickest...

Massage sure does feel, great doesn't it? And good for you too! That sounds like a win-win situation. But, let's be honest: A massage session isn't cheap. It's a financial and time commitment and if you don't feel like you're getting the most out of the service you're...

Want a delicious and easy recipe that whips up in less than half the time it takes to boil your pasta? I’m both a big fan of pesto and an even bigger fan of creative ways to use greens. I recently threw this pesto together and was so happy with the results, I’ve made i...

Knee pain is a pain in the, well … knee. If you’ve been having knee pain or reoccurring knee pain, it’s a good idea to start with some stretching. A pretty common cause of unexplained knee pain is tightness in the front of your legs and in your hips. Since your quad mu...

My son is out to get me. For the last few months he has been waking up two, three, four times a night. On top of that my poor aging dog (Who actually isn’t small at all) has taken to whining just as I settle into bed for the night and then the cat proceeds to circle lo...

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