About Michele

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far has created 119 blog entries.

The Hamstrings

The Hamstrings
Reasons & Solutions for Pain

The biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus are the 3 muscles that make up the hamstring. They normally act as one when doing different movements such as standing from a seated position, walking, and jumping.

The hamstrings have a tendency to be tighter than they should. When that happens the gluteus maximus […]

By |May 6th, 2017|Categories: Educational, Muscles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What is causing my calf cramps?

.What is causing my calf cramps?
The Gastrocnemius


The gastrocnemius or “gastroc” is one of the main muscles of the lower leg. It flexes the knee and points the toes. You use it when peeking over a fence, walking hills or riding your bike.

When there are trigger points (knots) in the gastroc or it is tight, you […]

By |April 27th, 2017|Categories: FAQ, Muscles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Muscle Causes Achilles & Heel Pain

Achilles & Heel Pain

Heel pain tripping you up?

The soleus, a big time contributor of heel pain, is one of the deeper calf muscles. It lies underneath the gastrocnemius and when it has trigger points it can cause pain in the calf as well as in the heel and Achilles tendon.

This muscle provides ankle & knee […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Categories: Educational, Muscles|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Massage During Pregnancy- 4 Reasons Why It’s Important

4 Reasons Massage is Important During Pregnancy

Pregnant women are hands down our most grateful clients that come into Body Ache Escape. Their changing bodies demand a lot from them and make them extremely sore and uncomfortable.

While massage helps ease the aches and pains of being pregnant, it also provides loads more value than that.
The Top 4 Reasons […]

Do you have intense shoulder pain in the front of your shoulder?

Do you have intense shoulder pain?
Infraspinatus and Teres Minor

Do you have deep, intense shoulder pain in the front of your shoulder that may run down the outside of the arm into the fingers? Does it hurt when you reach back to your nightstand or put your seat belt on? You may have a hard time […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |1 Comment

What is the most popular essential oil at Body Ache Escape?

What is the most popular essential oil at Body Ache Escape?

Our Doterra essential oils are becoming quite the crowd pleaser at Body Ache Escape, however; there is one that is more popular than the others.

The Serenity Blend takes first place! 

This blend smells warmly sweet with hints of spice. It helps soothe a bad day and helps […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Categories: essential oils, Fun Facts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Massage and Depression – What Can Help

Massage and Depression
An estimated 1 in 10 adults in the United States suffers from some kind of depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s around the same percentage of American adults who are left-handed, and yet while handedness is seen today as a quirky curiosity (or sometimes an advantage, in the case of […]

By |February 25th, 2017|Categories: Educational, Self Help|Tags: , |0 Comments

IT Band Pain – Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Tensor Fasciae Latte
IT Band Pain

You just came home from your vacation on the beach and now every time you sit down for any length of time your hip is killing you! What is up with that?!

Trigger points in the TFL refer into the hip right at the hip joint and down the side of the […]

An Alternative Treatment for Seasonal Allergies

An Alternative Treatment for Seasonal Allergies


Do you suffer from headaches, puffy eyes, sneezing, post nasal drip when the seasons change? It’s getting close to the dreaded time of year for seasonal allergy sufferers. There are lots of medications that can help but if you are like me they make you sleepy and feel like your […]

By |February 19th, 2017|Categories: Educational|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A Cranky Psoas Muscle – The Cause of Lower Back Pain?

A Cranky Psoas Muscle
The Cause of Lower Back Pain


Sitting is the new smoking. “The American Cancer Society did a study that showed women that sat for more than six hours a day had a 37% increased risk of dying compared to those that sat for three hours a day.”


The psoas is the main muscle that […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments