The Hamstrings

By |May 6th, 2017|

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 […]

What is causing my calf cramps?

By |April 27th, 2017|

.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 […]

Muscle Causes Achilles & Heel Pain

By |March 24th, 2017|

Soleus
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 […]

Massage During Pregnancy- 4 Reasons Why It’s Important

By |March 4th, 2017|

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?

By |March 3rd, 2017|

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 […]

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

By |March 1st, 2017|

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 […]

Massage and Depression – What Can Help

By |February 25th, 2017|

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 […]

IT Band Pain – Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

By |February 23rd, 2017|

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

By |February 19th, 2017|

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 […]

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

By |February 16th, 2017|

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 […]