Posts Tagged ‘massage’

Salvere Blog: Massage — Spa Day Treat or Regular Gift?

April 29, 2019
craniosacralOh the wonders of a massage and muscle work!  Is massage one of those things you save as a reward for yourself? Do you find that back, hip and/or knee pain annoying?? Do you include a Tylenol, Aleve or Ibuprofen as part of your daily “vitamin” regimen?
News flash: Pain is a sign your body feels a little unhappy. You hear massage helps, but still feel a little leery or unsure?
Lets get into more detail so you better understand what to expect.
Massage uses various techniques to address your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. You might see various massage types such as Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, trigger point massage or myofascial release. Typically, you undress to what you feel comfortable and cover with a sheet while laying on the massage table. In a seated chair massage, the therapist typically works on your neck, shoulders and back.
How do you know what type of massage works for you and if it’s right for you? Find a therapist through your network and call them. Ask questions and fill them in on what you want to gain from massage therapy. Express any concerns and health issues. The therapist can help you learn what technique would be appropriate for you to start.
Following find some lesser known benefits of massage:
– decrease anxiety
– improve circulation
– fibromyalgia/headaches
– decrease stress
– aid digestion
– TMJ pain
 If so, hop up off that couch, get rid of those aches and pains and feel 10 years younger (and have a great excuse to get regular massage!) by giving your muscles a little regular TLC!!
by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. To contact, email or call 443.340.2969.
We welcome your thoughts and ideas! Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.

Salvere Blog: Building Your Team

January 28, 2019
team puzzleAs we discussed in our last blog we want to take her deeper look into utilizing various modalities keep your body running in good condition. We like to encourage our clients to develop a team of people to help them maintain optimal movement and advise when something does not feel quite right.
Like your car or your house, you utilize various professionals for different problems. For example, you wouldn’t call the roofer to fix your plumbing. Now, lets take this mindset to our bodies.
First thing to remember you are in charge of your own body. Give feedback and as much information as you can when talking to someone. For instance, provide details on any old injuries, illnesses, accidents, child birth issues, medications, etc. Find people to be on your team that ask for and want to listen to what you tell them. Your feedback provides the road map for us to help uncover what might be the cause.
Second, be sure they’re willing to talk to other people on your team to help you feel your best. Encourage conversations and ask a lot of questions. Expect the same from each and every practitioner! Do they receive your feedback and implement it into their treatment plan? Do they follow up after your initial sessions to get to know more about how your body responds?
Finally, change practitioners if someone does not listen or let you be the one in charge of your body. Do you job and follow thru on the suggestions and if something makes it worse, better or no different, give that feedback. Often we let things go and it takes time to uncover what might be the root cause. It takes time for someone new to learn your body. Don’t wait too long if you see little to no progress. For instance, you may need to go through one or two massage therapists before you find the one that works for you.
Pain does not mean that the problem started there! Start when it’s minor, be patient with the process and do you part outside of your time with the practitioner. Yes, it takes an investment in time and money. Find partners willing to be on the journey with you, in a positive environment.
by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. To contact, email or call 410.707.0055.
We welcome your thoughts and ideas! Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.

Open House: A Different Approach to Health and Wellness at Salvere Health and Fitness

April 2, 2014

Salvere Health and Fitness announces a night of free health classes, seated massages and refreshments as an introduction to their new trainers, new groups and new space.  In celebration of their new, expanded space, Salvere Health and Fitness will host an open house on Tuesday, April 8th from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at their Columbia studio. Come enjoy a night complete with exercise in a small group environment with one of their personal trainers, a seated chair massage, homemade food and an opportunity for Q and A with their counselor, nutritionists and fitness professionals. They will be giving away prizes for free training, massages, small group sessions, workshops, cooking lessons and gift cards.

Salvere Health and Fitness is not a typical gym or wellness facility. They focus on each person individually and create a plan to develop lifelong health based on the unique needs of their clients. The trainers modify the exercises based on individual needs and the team works with each client to determine the appropriate program. “I opened the studio six years ago after spending many years watching clients struggle with the similar things surrounding weight loss and the myriad of messages regarding diet and exercise. My vision was to create a place, a community, where anyone feels comfortable, regardless of weight or abilities, to explore the path of developing health and wellness for a lifetime in a supportive environment,” states Lisa Martin, owner of Salvere Health and Fitness.

Their unique approach to living well starts with a private appointment with one of their team members to determine the clients’ goals, abilities and experiences. From there, the client and wellness professional develop a plan of attack. They maintain a feeling of individual attention by keeping all workout groups small and continuing to offer options for private training. Salvere Health and Fitness offers a variety of exercise tools such as the TRX, medicine balls, kettlebells, resistance tubing and dumbbells to give clients plenty of workout options. The nutrition programs, supportive counseling and massage work in very much the same way, personal and individualized.

At the open house, guests and visitors are encouraged to participate in all or part of a workout, ask questions and feel the environment to learn how Salvere Health and Fitness really works. “We view health and fitness as a journey. Each person takes many paths and has various needs throughout their lifetime. We encourage them to set goals and take steps based on where they are at that point in time. Because we built a well-rounded team of professionals, our programs provide the opportunity to truly work on the mind, food and body,” says Martin.

Come meet the fitness guru’s, mind freeing therapists, food prepping nutritionists and muscle loving masseuse at the Salvere Health and Fitness’ open house. Experience free small group exercise classes, a seated chair massage, food samples and workshops at this unique wellness facility during their April 8th open house. Salvere Health and Fitness will teach you to eat well, move safely and live healthy.