Advanced Therapeutic Massage & Wellness

Clinical Massage Therapist


Healing Through Movement

As a kinesiologist, exercise therapist, and injury specialist, I'm often asked, "What's an easy thing I can do to improve my physical health?"

Many are surprised to learn that beyond regular exercise and sleep, incredible health benefits can be achieved by stretching just one muscle—the hip flexors!

Properly activating the hip flexors can result in boosted metabolism, improved strength and flexibility, increased energy, and even better sleep quality.

'Unlock Your Hip Flexors,' a simple step-by-step routine that can be done from home in just 10 mintues a day, has already helped so many improve their daily quality of life.

Discover the incredible benefits of healthy hip flexors now. 05/13/2019

1 Important Muscle Most Neglect (& How to Strengthen It) Despite their importance in mobility and general health, the hip flexors are the most neglected major muscle group in strength training. 03/15/2019

Fascia as an Organ of Proprioception and its Relationship to Chronic Pain Once you realize that fascia acts as a giant mechanoreceptor, you can begin to see why it is so important in addressing chronic pain.


Dr. Joseph Mercola

What is dowager’s hump and how can you fix it? (It’s not only about your posture.)

(Article by: Healthy Holistic Living) 11/14/2018

Shoulder Anatomy - Frozen Shoulder information Shoulder anatomy - the shoulder is one of the most sophisticated and complicated joints of the body. Our clinic internationally recognized for frozen shoulder therapy. 11/11/2018

Cervical Radiculopathy or Infected Root Canal? This is an interesting case example exploring the link between dental pain, TMJ pain and cervical pain. There are multiple pain mechanisms contributing to the overall presentation. It was definitely a complex case that required thinking outside the square in order to find the root  of the 06/28/2018

Freeing the Ribs Treating Kinetic Chain Kinks Recent manual and movement therapy blogs tout the importance of thoracic spine (t-s


Healing Through Movement

Loosening the hip flexor is one of the most important things people aren't doing
Hip flexors are the engine through which our bodies move.
EVERYTHING goes through the hips.
And when they're tight, they can lead to a host of problems.
Learn about a step-by-step program designed to help loosen hip flexors, enhance strength training, and improve overall health


The Pull of a Tight Psoas Muscle Have you heard of the psoas muscle? It is pronounced s0-az. The P is silent. The psoas is one of the body’s most essential muscles because, along with only two other muscles, it connects the upper ... 11/12/2017

Shoulder MRI Findings in People with NO Shoulder Pain: Are Some Tears "Normal" - Howard J. Luks, MD Your shoulder hurts and you see your doctor. You expect an MRI to be performed, and many doctors will oblige you and order that MRI. But .. what if I tol


Trigger Point Therapy

Repeated injuries to the plantar fascia seem to be the main cause of plantar fasciitis which can develop in one or both feet.

The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot and if strained, becomes weak, swollen and inflamed. Repeated strain can bring about small tears in the ligament causing pain and swelling.

Click for some simple self help tips.





4465 South Jackson Rd
Jackson, MI

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