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Holiday Season - Fun, Busy, StressfulGet a Massage to Help Reduce your Stress! The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year.  Take a break for yourself by getting a massage so you can better enjoy this busy time. WebMD states that  "Constant stress actually becomes distress - a negative stress reaction." Distress can lead to: Headaches Upset stomach Chest pain Elevated blood pressure Sleeping problems The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)  states that massage therapy can be effective for stress relief, both physically and psychologically.  Studies show that massage: Decreases heart rate Decreases blood pressure - systolic and diastolic Relaxes your muscles Increases endorphins - your body's feel good chemical Massage also Benefits(if stress relief was not enough!): Reduces pain Increases energy levels Improves mental and physical performance


What Massage Can Do for YOU!!

What can Massage do for YOU???Benefits of Massage TherapyReduce ANXIETY and DEPRESSIONLower levels of certain stress hormones by 50%Improve mood by increasing serotonin and dopamine      2.  Improve SLEEP ISSUES
     3.  Reduce HEADACHES May reduce the number and severity of migraine headachesRelaxes muscles in the shoulders and neck that can lead to headaches      4.  Improve IMMUNITY Increases white blood cells, that ward off disease       5.  Reduce PAIN Improves circulation to aid in inflammation and healingHelps with acute and chronic painImprove lower back pain       6.  Improve HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
      7.  Improve EATING DISORDERS
8.  Improve FATIGUE
10.  Improve DIABETES

Maddie Lavelle - Congrats on 1 Year Anniversary with Massage Extraordinaire!

Happy Anniversary to Maddie Lavelle! Maddie just celebrated her 1 year anniversary on the Massage Extraordinaire team on September 7th -  CONGRATS Maddie!

Maddie's massage technique specialties are:

Sports MassageDeep Tissue MassageTrigger Point MassageStretching
Many Massage Extraordinaire clients rave about Maddie's massages and return often.  Her chair massages are the best; she is frequently requested for special events.
Maddie is originally from Athens, Ohio.  She attended Ohio University and obtained a degree in Sports Management and business.  In 2011, she attended Columbus State Community College to complete her massage training.
Maddie is a massage therapist for the USA Rugby teams (who will be representing the US in Rio) at the Olympic Training Center.  Recently, she was the massage therapist for the 2015 Jr. Nationals Tennis Tournament at Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.
Maddie loves sports and enjoys hiking, kayaking and spinning.  She is currently training to cli…


SWEDISH MASSAGE Is it the right technique for you? What is Swedish Massage? Swedish massage is the most popular and classic form of the soft tissue techniques. Swedish massage is often times known as the 'spa' massage.  It tends to be more rhythmic and relaxing than other massage techniques.  Swedish massage is comprised of gliding and kneading strokes.
Benefits of Swedish Massage - Relaxation Reduction of edema
Before your massage, your massage therapist will talk to you about what you're interested in achieving from your massage and how you're feeling to determine the right massage technique for you on that day.

Massage Extraordinaire is your best resource for  therapeutic massage in the San Diego area!
Massage Extraordinare Located at the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club 4848 Tecolote Road San Diego, CA.  92110 (619) 275-3270

TENNIS BALLS - More than a bouncy sport's object

TENNIS BALLS For Natural Pain Relief

The following ( is a wonderful article sharing how to use 2 tennis balls to reduce pain when you're not able to get a massage and from a book The Roll Model by yoga teacher Jill Miller.
"You can get into tight areas with tennis balls since these moves get into the deepest layers of your muscle and connective tissue to pry apart adhesions so your muscles can fully contract and stretch," says Miller.
These 10 exercises help achy feet, stiff knees, tight thighs, sore hips, a cramped back, bad posture, a tight chest, tense shoulders, tired hands, and a stiff neck.
Who knew tennis balls could be so versatile and beneficial?

Massage Extraordinaire (located in San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club) 4848 Tecolote Road San Diego, CA. 92110 (619) 295-3516

The St. Patrick's Day SUPERFOOD of the WEEK -

CABBAGE - The St. Patrick's Day SUPERFOOD

SWEDISH MASSAGE - Did you know???

The Most Popular & Classic Form of the Soft Tissue Techniques YES, SWEDISH MASSAGE ---Is also known as the 'SPA' MASSAGEMost common and best-known type of massage in the WestUses massage oils or lotions to enable SMOOTH movementsRhythmic and Relaxing massageUses gliding strokes or touchUses firm yet gentle, constant pressure but NOT deep pressureExtra pressure can be used on areas of specific muscle tensionEases muscle tensionBased on anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy workBreaks up muscle knots (or adhesions)For relaxation and reduction of edema, the direction of the movement is toward the heart or in the direction of blood flowFor fibrotic areas, a cross-fiber direction is usedVarious parts of the hand, forearm, and elbow may be used during Swedish massage Pioneered by a Swedish physiologist Per Henrik Ling at the University of StockholmSwedish massage is the foundation massage for other massage techniques (deep tissue massage, sports massage, and aromatherapy …

OUR CLIENTS OF THE MONTH - Bobby & Shanna McCarron

INTRODUCING - Bobby and Shanna McCarron If you're a San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club member, you probably recognize Shanna - one of the club's wonderful Personal Trainers and the Group Exercise Coordinator.
Shanna and her husband Bobby have been receiving massages for over 15 years!
Their answer as to why they receive massages - "I get massages because I think with all my workouts and daily activity, my body forgets how to relax.  Massage reminds me to breathe and release inner tension that I don't realize I have.  We have also used massage as rehab.  Massage helps loosen muscles that have been injured or overused.  We believe massage helps us recover faster."
McCarron Family Sports: Bobby - baseball Shanna - run, weight training, dance Their children: Maelce - competitive cheer; 14 years old; Massage has helped Maelce with her overuse injury from cheer, as well as helping reduce her stress level. Maxx - Tae Kwon Do, Parkour
What do you like best about Massage Extraord…

Deep Tissue Massage - What Is It and What are Its Benefits?

Deep Tissue Massage What is Deep Tissue Massage and What are its Benefits? GOOD QUESTIONS -
 Deep Tissue Massage - Firm pressure is applied to the client's muscles using the therapist's hands, fingertips, knuckles, elbows and forearms.  Deep tissue massage stimulates the deeper layers of muscle tissue. The goal is to release tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas. The pressure will be more intense and the movement will be slower than in a more superficial massage. Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage - Increases Blood Flow Increases Oxygen Circulation Increases Mobility Decreases Stress Decreases Chronic Pain Decreases Blood Pressure Decreases Tight Muscles Decreases Toxins from Muscles Decreases Recovery Time from Injuries Decreases Postural Problems Decreases Osteoarthritis Pain Read about the History of Deep Tissue Massage.  

Throw Back Thursday

Can you guess who this Massage Therapist is?