How Can Sports Massage Benefit You as a Runner?

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In the past, we’ve discussed the role that Sports Massage can play in the routine of every athlete, from the novice to the professional. Whether it’s enhancing muscle elasticity for greater performance or helping to heal injuries through techniques like cold therapy, Sports Massage is a core component for many people living an active lifestyle. We’ve also taken a look at how Sports Massage can give golfers an edge during their games. For those of you who love to ...

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Retaining Muscle Mass as We Age

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As we age, our diet and lifestyle can cause our digestive system to become sluggish, producing less digestive acid and causing us to absorb less of the nutrients in the food we eat.   When we digest more poorly we are ‘mal-absorbing’ the nutrients needed for overall energy, immune system function and muscle health.   Essentially, we become malnourished.

When our body detects a lack of nutrients needed to run, it taps its own reserves, drawing on the protein stored in our muscles. ...

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Get an Edge on Your Golf Game with Sports Massage

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All athletes, including golf enthusiasts look for an edge that can help them train more effectively, perform better or overcome injuries quickly.  A competitive athlete will push his or her body to the limit to achieve greater speed, endurance or power.   All this pushing puts stress on the muscles and requires a great deal of recovery in order to avoid injury and overuse trauma.  Golfers are no exception to the risks of injury due to muscle overuse.  Sports Massage for ...

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Dreamclinic Massage Sponsors Team Group Health Competitive Cycling for the 13th Year in a Row

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teamgrouphealthseattledreamclinicpartnershipDreamclinic is delighted to announce a landmark thirteen-year sponsorship with Group Health.  Every year Team Group Health strives to promote and develop the sport of competitive cycling among women in the Pacific Northwest. This sponsorship is part of Dreamclinic’s ongoing commitment to promote healthy and active living within our community.

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Outdoor Adventures – Fun and Healthy

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Outdoor Adventures – Fun and Healthy

In the dark, cold winter, it’s easy to stay cooped up and fall out of our exercise routines. However, the longer days and budding trees are sure signs that spring has arrived.

And, as the world starts to crawl out and bloom, take ...

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Edmonds Tennis Champion Credits Massage with Boosting Her Performance

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In early April, the USTA Women’s 55 & Over tennis team from Edmonds won the National Championships held in Arizona. Melanie Korch, a member of the team and a regular client of Dreamclinic, credits massage with boosting her performance on the court.

“Since 2008, massage at Dreamclinic has been an important part of my fitness routine,” shared Melanie. “Before or after my matches, I schedule massage therapy to relieve sore and tense muscles. Massage also helps me stay flexible and improves ...

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Athletes Discover Acupuncture Treats Injuries and Boosts Performance

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Athletes of many stripes are turning to acupuncture for an effective method of injury treatment and prevention. Professional football players from the ranks of the New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers and more have embraced acupuncture to manage pain, speed injury recovery, and achieve peak physical performance in their sport. A review of research studies on the use of acupuncture in sports confirms its efficacy at increasing muscle strength and power in athletes.1

Sports acupuncture is used for injury ...

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Simple Stretch for Tight Calves

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by Wayne T., LMP

escalator_up jackodilecomDid you know escalators can also be an excellent (and sneaky!) opportunity for a deep and energizing calf stretch?

Holding the handrail for support, start by positioning your toes on the edge of a step. Make sure your clothing clears the escalator’s moving edge so it doesn’t get ...

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