Trigger Point Therapy

What Is Trigger Point? A trigger point, also known as knot, is a palpable area in the muscle caused by stress, muscle overuse, inflammation, trauma, electrolyte imbalances, structural imbalance, improper stretching, infections and nerve pain. Some trigger points can result in pain due to decrease in circulation, increase in muscle contraction, spasm and increase in […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Wrist Massage

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition due to pressure on the median nerve which runs through the forearm and palm and supplies the impulse to the thumb muscle. This results in painful disorders such as pins and needles, numbness, weakness, tingling sensation and pain (especially at night). The […]

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Amy Claussen’s Student Story

Amy Claussen recently completed her training at Le Spa Massage Academy. She was a very good student and we would have been happy to have her come back and work for us. But the best news is that Amy has just been employed at a local massage clinic, not far from her home. So now […]

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Bursitis

Bursitis

What Is Bursitis? Bursae are small, jelly-like, fluid-filled sacs located about the joints, surrounding the areas where tendons, skin, and muscle tissues meet bones such as around the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and heel. The fluid in these sacs provides cushions to reduce friction during movement of the joint. Bursitis is an painful inflammation of […]

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four hand massage

Four Hands Massage

What Is Four Hands Massage At Le Spa Massage Academy? Four hand massage involves two therapists working simultaneously and mirroring each other, with one taking the lead while the other follows. The two therapists perform a whole body massage and mini facial in a unique synchronicity for a deeply special relaxing experience, complimented with a […]

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Lower Cross Syndrome

What Is Lower Cross Syndrome? If pain in the lower back and hips is slowing one down, perhaps he/she is suffering from Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS). Lower crossed syndrome is a postural imbalance of the muscles of lower back, pelvis, and hip joints, caused by prolonged sitting and could be exacerbated by poor postures. In […]

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four hand massage

Four Hand Massage

What is a Four-Hands massage at Le Spa Massage Academy? Four hand massage involves two therapists working together simultaneously, creating a choreographed massage. Massage therapists mirror each other, with one taking the lead while the other follows. It can be like experiencing two full body massages at the same time. Four hand massage means a […]

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Upper Cross Syndrome

Upper Cross Syndrome

Upper Cross Syndrome refers to the deformity of the muscles of the shoulders, neck, and chest. This postural distortion pattern can lead to imbalances of muscle tone or timing and poor movement patterns, and hence increased stress on the head, neck and shoulder joints. The chest-front muscles become shortened and tight. Some muscles become overactive […]

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Cupping Treatment At Le Spa Massage Academy

Myofascial Cupping Therapy

History Of Cupping Chinese cupping therapy has been used for over a thousand years ago. In the past, cupping therapy applied cattle horns or cross sections of bamboo for treatment. These ancient ‘cups’ were boiled in the water or set aflame to expel the air and suck the cups onto the skin. This method was […]

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Certified Massage Course At Le Spa Massage Academy

Plantar Fasciitis

WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS? Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of pain in the heel. Plantar Fasciitis (or fasciopathy) is a condition of pain due to tissue damage at the attachment of the plantar fascia to the underside of the calcaneus (heel bone). The plantar fascia is a band of strong and thick connective tissue […]

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