Prenatal Massage

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Prenatal Massage

Like other sub-specialties in the massage profession, prenatal massage has become widely supported by the mainstream medical professionals as a supportive therapy for expectant mothers.  Whether a woman is expecting her first or her seventh child, her body will undergo many changes and stresses throughout her pregnancy. Pregnancy Massage is designed to meet the needs of her changing body and help to decrease some of the stress and discomfort she may feel during the ensuing months. Continue reading

Why Muscles Love Massage

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Most everyone I speak to knows that massage focuses on muscle tissue.  But have you ever thought about why muscles respond so well to massage?  To answer that question it helps to have a good understanding of muscle tissue, which we really focus on here at Oregon Massage and Wellness Clinic in Oregon City, Oregon. Continue reading

Can Massage Treat Low Back Pain?

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One of the most common complaints massage therapists hear at Oregon Massage and Wellness Clinic, in Oregon City, Oregon, from our clients, is that they have low back pain.  This common complaint can lead to lost job time and increased medical costs as well as causing people to miss out on the fun of life.  Continue reading

Healing Scar Tissue

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One of the benefits of receiving massage is that it will help decrease the scar tissue that has formed in our bodies throughout the course of our lives.  At Oregon Massage and Wellness Clinic in Oregon City, Oregon, we know scar tissue and we know how to help remove it from your body and help you regain your full range of motion.   Continue reading

Our Body Connected

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As a child, one of the therapists at Oregon Massage and Wellness Clinic in Oregon City, Oregon recalls singing a great camp song about the “ankle bone connected to the shin bone, the shin bone connected to the knee bone, the knee bone connected to the…” well, you get the idea and hopefully you recall singing the song around a campfire or two yourself! Well, as I’ve grown up and learned more about anatomy, it came as no surprise that there really is no “thigh bone” or “knee bone”. There are however femurs and patellas, scapulas and clavicles… But one part of the song is really true, our bodies are connected together. Continue reading

Treating Headaches with Massage Therapy

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Headaches

Depending on the type of headache, massage can be used to effectively decrease or eliminate pain and often to eliminate or decrease frequency and or duration of the headache.  For many people, headaches are daily facts of life, for others they might be connected to seasonal allergies.  For all, headaches are a part of life we would love to not have.  Continue reading

Can Massage Therapy Help with Weight Loss?

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One of the most popular myths of massage therapy is that massage will help you lose weight and remove cellulite.  As much as we would like to believe that, the truth is that massage doesn’t change the fat content of our bodies.  However, massage does have many therapeutic benefits for overweight individuals and those trying to shed a few pounds. Continue reading

Weekend Warrior Syndrome

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Living in Oregon City, Oregon, the massage therapists at Oregon Massage and Wellness Clinic are very familiar with how the sunshine brings about the reoccurring injuries sustained by the “weekend Warrior”.  Unlike the athletes or sporting enthusiasts that stay active all year, the weekend warrior is ready to spring into action without getting their body ready for the event to come. Continue reading