Before you buy a portable massage chair, read my reviews

Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve given over 10,000 chair massages.  If you’re in the market for purchasing a portable massage chair, I have a few recommendations worth considering.

Before you purchase a chair, make sure you know what you will be using it for.  Will you be carting this thing around to weekly corporate events? Do you want to set it up in a more permanant location (like inside your office or retail space)? Unsure you’ll even like doing chair massage?  Maybe you just want to try? Continue reading

Where to find the cheapest massage providers in Philadelphia

It’s Friday morning.  That pinching pain in your neck has NOT gone away.  You tried aspirin, bribing your

Penny pincher’s short list on where to find the cheapest massages in Philly

partner, adjusting your seat height up, down, forwards, and backwards, and nothing will work out that kink.  There’s no way you can go into the weekend, head cocked to the side, wincing in pain.

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The Cost Of Corporate Chair Massage In Philadelphia

Philadelphia skyline.

Philadelphia skyline. (Photo credit: Flodigrip’s world)

More and more companies are hiring professional massage therapists to come into their office to provide chair massages for their employees.

If you are the person in charge of coordinating the company’s annual health fair or employee appreciation event, and, you’ve never hired massage therapists before, you probably have no idea how much it will cost. Continue reading

What’s the #10 most common injury for golfing ‘hacks’…I mean, amateurs?

The most common causes of injuries in amateur golfers are:

  1. Too much play or practice
  2. Poor swing mechanics
  3. Hitting the ground
  4. Over-swinging
  5. Too little warming up
  6. Twisting during the swing
  7. Grip or swing change
  8. Falling
  9. Bending over the putt
  10. Cart-caused injury

—Source: John R. McCarroll, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Continue reading

Golf + massage: The perfect combination

Golfing has to be one of the best sports out there.  It’s leisurely, it’s competitive, it’s social…what’s NOT to like.

According to Massagetherapy.com, “It’s one of the most popular sports in the world. In fact, between 28 million and 35 million people participate in golf worldwide. The United States alone tallies 12.8 million over the age of 18 playing it at least eight times a year.”

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Can anxiety affect test scores?

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anxiety (Photo credit: FlickrJunkie)

I really it did this time. I thought I was prepared for this test.  But, apparently, my 20-something late night booze runs with friends, proved differently. I was in a real-life panic, 20 minutes deep into one of the longest exams of my life-the New York State Massage License exam.  Broken down in 4 sections-45 minutes each-it’s a mental pressure cooker.  I froze.  I must’ve read the question 6 times.  It didn’t make sense.  Were they asking me about the origin of the muscle or did they want to know how I would treat it? Oh no! I know this stuff! Why can’t I do this!?!?

According to researchers, about a quarter of American students suffer from some form of test anxiety.  While low to moderate levels of anxiety may be somewhat beneficial, above normal anxiety levels has been proven to affect test scores. Continue reading

Muscle knots and how to get rid of them

It happened again…the unrelenting rays of the morning sun kept poking me to “Wake up, sleepy head.” Ugh.  I slept like crap last night-tossing and turning like I was on board flimsy boat at sea.  As I laid my bare feet on the cool, wooden floor I felt a knife stabbing my in the neck. AAHH-what the hell!?!  The pain where my neck meets my shoulder was so intense that I instinctively reached back with my hand for support and comfort.

Call it a ‘crick,’ a ‘knot,’ a ‘pinch’ muscle pain is serious business.  So, what causes a muscle knot and how can you get rid of it?

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