posture

Is Your Purse Causing You Pain?

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is your bag causing you pain?

learn how massage can help

Carrying a bag on the shoulder causes contraction and overuse of the muscles, usually in the trapezius. The depression of the opposite shoulder causes curvature in the mid spine. Along with the spinal misalignment, the consistent contraction causes a major distortion in ones posture.

Massage therapy helps relax the overworked muscles and by breaking up the knots, realigning, muscularly, the shoulders, neck and back.

In between massage sessions, here are somethings one can do to decrease the tension:

  • clean out your bag regularly to decrease the weight

  • ditch the bag from time to time

  • choose a bag with two straps, like a bookbag, to evenly distribute the weight.

  • switch to a messenger bag or a bag with wider straps

  • alternate shoulders


Call Shine On Massage to re-align that posture!

910.508.9383

Black Friday Deals!

Hello you lovely people!

We are super happy to be announcing our Black Friday Deals that will last from Monday, November 19th to Saturday, November 24th!


They make great gifts for not only your loved ones, but you too! Treat yo Self!

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New Location Warming Party!

It is official! We have set a date for our new location warming party! We will be having our party on Thursday, August 30th from 6-8pm! Our new location is at 201 N Front St. Downtown Wilmington in Suite 904 of the Murchison Building. We will have appetizers, beverages, prizes, gifts, amazing package deals and great views, so don't miss out! We can't wait to see everyone!

 

Shine On!

We Moved!!!

Shine On is extremely excited to announce that we have moved locations! We now have a beautiful Suite located on the 9th floor of the Historic Murchison Building at 201 N Front St. Suite 904. Shine On is also happy to announce that we will now have a tranquil area to sit and relax with a warm neck wrap and a cold beverage before and after your massage as you overlook Downtown Wilmington and the Cape Fear River. 

We will be having a new location warming party in the near future so stay tuned for special offers, Photos and the announcement of the time and date! Words can not express how excited we are to share our new Massage Studio with all of you! Shine On! 

Do you Suffer From Headaches?

This Monday was an interesting day at Shine On. Why? Because the majority of our clients came to us with headaches. 


 

"Do you think you can get rid of my headache?" asked a weary client in pain.

Of course! The majority of time when people are suffering from migraines or headaches, it is usually caused from extreme muscle tension. In some cases,the muscles that attach to our occipital lobe (the back of the head at the base of the skull) can become so tense that it can actually start pulling on one’s Dura mater (the outside layer of the brain).
— Shine On Therapist

We find that after 60-90 minutes of massage that focuses on the neck and occiptial region, back, shoulders, and arms, people that come in with headaches, leave alleviated of any aches and has a noticeable decrease in muscle tension. 

Call us or book online to start your pain free life. 

910.508.9383

We love you!

Shine On

Layla & Cam

 

Effects of Carrying a bag on the Shoulder

Carrying a bag on the shoulder(even if its empty) requires constant isometric contraction of the elevators of the shoulder girdle, such as the upper trapezius, levator scapulae, and rhomboids. Use, leading to overuse, leading to abuse... A bag carried Cross-Shoulder does not require the scapular elevators to have to overwork! For your Health!

Mobile Massages!

Did you know that Shine On Massage Therapy also does mobile massage!? For just $30 added to any of our services, we will come to you and turn your home or office into your very own private day spa! Imagine getting a wonderful massage and not having to go anywhere but the couch after! You Deserve It! Shine On!

We Made Our First Commercial!!! Times Two!

Shine On Massage Therapy is extremely thrilled to announce that we shot our first commercial today! With some help from our friend, Kylie and a couple of our wonderful clients, Nicolette and Emily, we were able to make two fantastic commercials! Keep a look out on Instagram and Facebook!

Shine On!

Living with Bad Posture & What it Can Do To You

Living with bad posture can result in muscle and ligament imbalances that result from poor alignment. This can lead to all sorts of problems:

  • chronic neck, back and shoulder pain
  • foot, knee, hip & back injuries
  • headaches
  • Stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle atrophy & weakness
  • difficulty breathing
  • impingement & nerve compression
  • sciatica
  • carpal tunnel syndrome

Good posture holds the key to relief of not just back pain, but sometimes other common body complaints too. Good posture helps improve:

  • headaches
  • constipation
  • tingling & numbness in hands & feet
  • bachaches
  • headaches

The human body was designed to move - not sit in a chair for several hours at a time, slouched over a computer or over our phones. These are a part of our daily life and over time bad habits like these can result in problems. Getting regular massages can correct these problems!

Is Massage Safe for People with Cancer?

Light, relaxing massage can safely be given to people at all stages of cancer. Tumor or treatment sites should not be massaged to avoid discomfort or pressure on the affected area and underlying organs.

Some people worry that massage can spread cancer cells throughout the body via the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels, organs and nodes through which lymphatic fluid (lymph) flows. It is part of the body’s immune system. Lymphatic circulation occurs naturally as we move.

Cancer may spread (metastasize) into the lymphatic system via the lymph nodes, or it may start in the lymphatic system itself. However, the circulation of lymph – from massage or other movement – does not cause cancer to spread. Researchers have shown that cancer develops and spreads because of changes to a cell’s DNA (genetic mutations) and other processes in the body.


Read more at https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/17958/b1000/massage-and-cancer-42/massage-and-cancer-benefits-of-touch/#X1Eg1x8JpPheXOkk.99