The Danger of Not Treating Injuries Immediately
Many people who are involved in a motor vehicle accident don’t seek massage therapy because they feel like they can’t afford it. Unfortunately, however, sometimes just months later, they begin to develop issues because of the motor vehicle accident. Depending on the severity of the car accident and what was impacted, as well as their age and general physical condition, these symptoms range anywhere from mildly uncomfortable to severe. Some of these symptoms include pain, numb
The Difference Between Motor Vehicle Accident Massage and Regular Massage
Since I began doing massage for motor vehicle accident patients, many people have asked me what the difference is. It’s still massage, right? The answer, of course, is yes. But the difference between motor vehicle accident massage and regular massage lies within the treatment protocol followed, where the massage is performed on the body, technique, as well as the intake, outtake, and follow-up. Yes – both types of patients are receiving bodywork, there is usually some sort of
Creating & Managing Your MassageBook Account
Often times clients message me asking for the specific dates of past appointments as well as their upcoming appointments. Although I love helping clients with this, I know that many clients would prefer it if they could just do it themselves. This article will briefly go over how you can log into your MassageBook account, access all past and future appointments, as well as book appointments directly from a purchased package. If you’re on my website, www.rachaelsummers.com,
Is Cupping & Gua Sha Right For You?
Ever since Michael Phelps had those big reddish-purple circular suction marks on his back, the popularity of cupping has increased dramatically. However, the understanding of what cupping and Gua Sha is, its uses, and contraindications are still not commonly known. Cupping Cupping has been around for thousands of years, dating back to Ancient China, Greek, and even Egypt, and is known by many different names all around the world. There is even historical data that supports
6 Benefits of Indian Head Massage
Although I've been practicing massage therapy for nearly 10 years now, it still astounds me to this day when clients do not want their face and scalp massaged, or when they say that other therapists have never massaged their face and scalp. Now, some people just don't like their face and scalp touched, but many would rather have the time spent elsewhere. But, in doing so, not only are you missing out on such a wonderful experience, you're also missing some pretty important
Massage Therapy & Pregnancy: Beneficial or Dangerous?
Pregnancy is a joyous time for the mother and family, but it can also be quite challenging, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Massage Therapy not only helps the soon-to-be mother with physical pain, but also emotionally by helping to regulate hormones such as cortisol, thereby reducing the stress on the baby. According to http://americanpregnancy.org/, "Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression,
What's Your Dosha?
Massage therapy and other forms of holistic health therapies are all about restoring balance to the individual. As Ayurvedic therapies become more and more prevalent in American spa culture, it has most people wondering what the heck it is. Here you'll learn about the three basic types of doshas, and you can follow the link to take a short quiz on what your lifelong dosha is, as well as another quiz to find out what your current dosha is. The term Dosha relates to the three
From the Horse's Mouth: What a Nutritionist Eats When She Starts Feeling Sick
Everybody gets sick, and that includes massage therapists, doctors, and nutritionists, despite their best efforts to keep a cold or the flu at bay. It happens to everyone. Whether it be due to stress or having a constant influx of sick clients, our immune systems are not impenetrable, and we're not superheros. Read the WellandGood article here to learn more! https://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/what-a-nutritionist-eats-when-shes-sick/ #Healing #portlandmassagetherapy #authe
Which Massage is Right for You?
Many clients new to massage or those who haven't experienced one in a while often times ask me which massage they should choose. The answer depends on many things, including what your goals are, any chronic conditions you may have, whether or not you're pregnant, and so on. For now though, let's go over the basic idea behind these three styles of massage - Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Therapeutic. Swedish massages are generally what I advise clients to experience for their firs