Having a baby puts your body through a tremendous amount of physical and emotional stress, to say the least. Many women take such good care of their bodies while they’re pregnant, and then once the baby arrives, Mom is all but forgotten with the demands of motherhood. Many overlook the recovery time necessary to fully rehabilitate their body afterwards, but pregnancy and the delivery process are just like any other drastic change to the body. There is a necessary recovery t
Let’s face it: we’re all going a bit crazy with our current temporary way of life. Being separated from our close friends and family, becoming make shift teachers, working from home (if you’re able to), and cooking three times a day; it’s a lot. If you’re an essential worker, although your job has remained the same, the knowledge of the invisible enemy is constantly at the forefront of your mind, not to mention the process you go through when you get home at night to ensur
As of 3/20/2020 Florida Governor DeSantis has decreed that all massage therapy businesses close until May 8th. Why? Because massage isn't safe right now.
After the President declared a national emergency, both Disney World and Universal Studios closed, and Florida closed all school systems I feel it's the right thing to do. This is my way of flattening the curve which helps stop the spread of COVID-19. The biggest reason Massage or Knot is temporarily closed is that people
Let's talk about the elephant in the room:
Coronavirus We are all mindful of Coronavirus by now so I wanted to take the time to address any concerns you may have. I block out 45 minutes between each appointment. Yes, it's so my body can rest and I can have a snack. But it's also so I can disinfect my office before my next client walks in. This is how that's accomplished:
*I wipe down every single surface that I or the previous client touched. That includes my lotion/oil bot
Do you suffer from tension headaches?
Headaches can definitely affect your quality of life. They can make you grouchy and want to hibernate in a cold, dark room and sleep until the next day.
Here's 5 ways that you can help alleviate or keep a headache at bay.
1-Have some type of food with you at all times.
When you go long periods of time without any food, your blood sugar can drop which then brings on a headache. Try to keep some kind of snack with you at all times: nu
Getting trinkets as gifts can make us a little crazy since most of us are trying to rid our homes of clutter. So what do you do for the holidays?
Give gifts of experience!
Here are some fun experiences in the Winter Park and Orlando area that would make great gifts:
Leu Gardens- A great getaway for a day or an afternoon. They offer classes, movie nights, and even story times.
Gatorland- Often overlooked! They offer a zip line experience, Florida resident specials, and ev
Yes, you read that right: Massage or Knot now offers memberships.
What's the advantage of having a monthly membership plan with Massage or Knot?
*You get consistent massage and bodywork at a discounted rate.
*You can "stay on top" of chronic issues you have with your body.
*You pay the same rate for other massages needed during the month. *10% off retail items.
*Each quarter enjoy a complimentary 15 minutes added to one massage session.
*If sessions aren't used they wil
Neck pain is common and there’s a variety of things that can cause it. You may have just slept wrong and tried to turn your head a certain way only to feel some pretty sharp pain; then you’re stuck walking around all day barely able to turn to the side. You may have been hunched over at your desk all day, or done some exercise that didn’t quite agree with you. Whatever the cause, it’s no fun. Of course, a massage session will help, but there are some things you can do in the
REIKI (pronounced "ray-key") is a Japanese technique for relaxation and stress reduction. Reiki is also known to enhance healing on a number of levels (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual); it is adaptogenic and will support you on whatever level you need it to do so. While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it isn't a religion, and doesn't require any special belief system. Reiki was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900's. As in many spiritual traditions
Stressors come in all kinds of forms: work and school pressures, relationships, health concerns, uncertainty about the future. Even changes that are generally positive can still be incredibly stressful, like gaining a family member or starting a new business. Left unchecked, stress can lead to a host of symptoms, including headaches, disrupted sleep, nausea, irritability, lack of focus, and poor impulse control. Tips for stress management are frequently repeated and generally