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Why Do My Muscles Feel Tight?

When someone says, “My muscles feel tight.” We all know the feeling, the uncomfortableness. But why do muscles feel “tight?” Are they actually tighter? What is causing this sensation?

First things first, let’s look at what “tightness” actually means -- then we’ll talk about how to alleviate the discomfort of that feeling.

Massage for RAGBRAI

Every summer, cyclists from across the globe make a trek to Iowa for the famous Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa -- better known as RAGBRAI. The trip across Iowa means preparing your body for hundreds of miles ridden within one week. Thousands of people successfully complete the ride each year, but you have to be prepared. Massage can be a great tool to help you get your body in proper shape -- or to recover from the ride afterwards.

4 Benefits of Massage in the Workplace

As one of my many endeavors, I offer businesses an in-house program where I bring massage into the office for organizations around Des Moines. I’ve seen first hand how offering massage to employees can improve overall office morale and performance.

Benefits of Himalayan Salt Stone Massage

I’m excited to announce a new offering at Holistic Healing Massage & Spa -- Himalayan salt massage! Himalayan salt is a naturally occurring mineral with a slew of benefits that add value to a massage.

Get Better Sleep with Massage

As our bodies adjust this week from Daylight Savings Time, you may be feeling the effects of too little sleep. Sleep is such a vital part of overall health, and with World Sleep Day coming up on this week (March 17), I wanted to talk a bit about how massage can help you get better sleep.

All About Access Bars

One of the more recent modalities I’ve added to my massage practice in Des Moines, IA, is Access Consciousness Bars. No, it’s not a place to drink or a type of candy. Access Bars are 32 points on the human head that when touched properly can release limitations and blockages. It’s a energy work that is gaining popularity because of it’s ability to help people release and receive.

 

Massage and a Healthy Heart

It’s February and we’re surrounded by hearts. Candy hearts. Paper hearts. Just lots of hearts to symbolize the month of love and Valentine’s Day. What I want to talk about is your literal heart. The American Heart Association has dubbed February American Heart Month to promote heart-healthy habits across the U.S.

 

5 Things I've Learned in 4 Years of Business

This month I’m celebrating the 4 year anniversary of opening Holistic Healing Massage & Spa in Des Moines. Four years ago, I set out on my own to create a massage practice that helped people in the best way I knew how -- holistically with passion and compassion. In that time, I’ve learned a lot of things about myself, my industry, and my clients.

 

5 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

New Year’s resolutions. Most of us make them every year -- and most of us fail. But maybe we don’t have to. I believe the best way to avoid failing is to pick resolutions you know you can actually keep. These are small, easy, and -- most important -- enjoyable things to make your 2017 just a little bit better.

 

3 Easy and Healthy Ways to Relieve Stress this Holiday Season

Stress is unavoidable. It’s a part of life. While you navigate the holidays and try to steer yourself in the right direction in the new year, you may be wondering -- what can I do to relieve this stress besides drinking a whole bottle of wine with dinner? There is a way! Just follow these  healthy ways to relieve stress.

 

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