Massage Mechanics Blog

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by Massage Mechanics Blog! Here you’ll find tips and tricks to promote your personal wellness as well as information about massage therapy including answers to all your burning questions. New posts will be available every-other Wednesday for your reading pleasure.

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   Everyone at Ypsilanti’s favorite massage therapy clinic, Massage Mechanics

 
 

NEW! May Blog:

Migraines? Skip the Tylenol. We have a better idea.

April showers bring May’s headaches and perhaps more debilitating migraines. Noggin pain can be pretty common with rapid changes in temperature. Massage therapy can help in migraine relief and prevention, didn’t you know? Check out this week's blog for more information!

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May Blog:

“Masseuse is CANCELLED.

Masseuse or Massage Therapist? Definitely not “to-may-to, to-mah-to”. There’s a weird history and legal spiderweb in the history of the word “masseuse” and this week’s blog talks a little about it as well as why the term is… Cancelled.

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April Blog:

This just in: Your Massage Therapist is NOT laughing at you.

It’s embarrassing to realize you forgot your wallet at home while you’re in the check-out line at the store. It’s embarrassing to accidentally send that text you meant to send to your friend to your boss. Your body is nothing to be embarrassed about. We wrote about overcoming embarrassment during a massage on our blog!

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April Blog:

Spring-time, upswing-time

It’s hard to defrost that long-winter funk. Seasonal affective disorder or just general cold weather hibernation habits can make it hard to get going again when the weather breaks. Take a look at this week’s blog for some springtime inspiration!

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March Blog:

Toxins Schmoxins, a Debunking

Toxins “schmoxins”. Yeah, they’re real. No, massage does not “flush them out”. This week on the blog we went serious business Mythbusters on the concept. Give it a glance - knowledge is power!

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March Blog:

Alcohol & Massage: Enjoy Responsibly

We like booze, we like massages (duh), but they don’t like each other. On the blog this week we have our Massage Therapists Against Hungover Bodywork PSA. As we head into St. Patrick’s Day week, it’s a message everyone might be able to benefit from.

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February Blog:

Massage Mechanics VS The Self-Care Industry

Yeah, we know “adulting is hard”, and frankly, it’s not fair. We’re on a mission to break the stigma that taking care of yourself by means of self-care has to be a luxury. On the blog this week we’re talking about how burnout is real, and we’ve adapted to be as accommodating as possible for the sake of our client’s physical and mental health.

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February Blog:

You Can’t “Cheat” on Your Massage Therapist

You wanna know a secret? You can’t “cheat” on your Massage Therapist. They WANT you to see other therapists! Our latest blog talks about some benefits from seeing different therapists and experiencing different types of massage. We promise you won’t hurt their feelings!

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January Blog:

Appreciation Affirmations: Using Kindness as Self-Care

It’s one thing to be thankful, but mastering the art of sincere appreciations can lighten your mental and emotional load. Hop over to our latest blog post to read examples of how expressing appreciation can be a subtle but powerful form of self-care.

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January Blog:

Post-Massage Workout Dos and Don’ts

Regular massage work to accompany a gym routine can do awesome things for your training! Did you know there’s an ideal rest period after receiving a massage or bodywork? Our latest blog goes over the “dos and don’ts” of working out after a massage. Knowledge is power!

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January Blog:

Making the most of your RESOLUTIONS

My New Years Resolution is to actually keep up with my New Years Resolution. Meeting your New Year Goals can be easier than you think! Our latest blog is all about making the most of your own resolutions!

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December Blog:

Going Toe-to-Toe with Wintertime “Scrunch” Pain

Cold outside - cold inside. Winter weather can lead to winter stiffness, especially in your neck and shoulders. Check out our latest blog for simple stretches and ways to keep your muscles and bones warm this winter, and keep the seasonal soreness at bay.

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December Blog:

Massage FAQ you might be too shy to ask

No such thing as stupid questions, right? If you’re thinking about booking a massage for the first time, you might have some... Awkward questions… That’s alright because we went ahead and answered some of the questions you might be too shy to ask. Check out our latest blog post where we’ve compiled some First Time Massage FAQs.

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November Blog:

Staying Well During the Holiday Season

Holidays are mandatory, misery is optional. Take a gander at our newest blog post where we hash out some tricks to keeping the holiday crazies at a minimum.

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November Blog:

Five Ways Massage Therapy Can Melt Your Winter Blues

Take the time to learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder and how a visit to your local massage therapist can decrease the symptoms of SAD, and help keep your Winter on track.

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