Discount Honors Massage Therapy Awareness Week

Celebrate¬†National Massage Therapy Awareness Week all month long with a special discount for first time clients! Schedule your first appointment October 16th-31st and save 15% off your first visit! Current Clients: Receive an additional 10 minutes of massage for each first referral that books in October! Now is the perfect time to learn about the benefits of massage therapy and schedule your first appointment at Studio Q 360 in Adel. Call now for morning, afternoon, and evening appointments (515) 689-4754. Check out these 25 reasons to get a massage from […]

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Massage or Cortisone Shot: Not Both

If you receive a Cortisone (or corticosteroid) shot, you cannot receive a massage from Studio Q 360 for 6 weeks following the injection. At Studio Q 360, your health and well being are my top priorities. As a licensed healthcare provider, it is my responsibility to first do no harm. That is why I have chosen to be cautious with regards to Cortisone Shots. Cortisone shots cause the muscle to atrophy, or waste away, for 1-6 months following each injection. (Yes, months.) Massage during the first 6 weeks following each […]

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Top 10 Ways to Save Your Feet From Summer Sandals

Summer is almost here and that means its Sandal Season! I love wearing simple sandals to outdoor events but I hate what they do to my feet, ankles, legs, hips, and posture for days following. Each season I hunt for good shoes, but it seems like an impossible mission. The shoes either look good and kill my feet, or the shoes feel like a dream and look like a nightmare. Let’s be honest, sometimes, style wins over comfort. So, how do we address the issue of sandals, heels, and flip-flops? […]

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Are You a Client, Customer, or Advocate?

Today, we look at the the different interest levels of massage therapy patrons. Are you a Client, Customer, or Advocate? Read below to find out where you fit in, and how you can help educate family and friends. Clients view massage therapy as a complementary treatment that helps relieve symptoms of stress and chronic pain.¬† They visit the clinic on a regular schedule to heal muscle injuries, improve range of motion, and/ or improve mental health.¬† Clients prefer the unique style and technique of Studio Q 360 and Licensed Massage […]

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Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy Updates

I accept that we are not 100% in control of our lives. There are situations, both minor and serious, that can prevent a previously scheduled appointment to work out. In these moments, communication is key. Thank you for respecting the Studio Q 360 schedule. Please call if you have any questions regarding these policies, or your next scheduled appointment. Studio Q 360 Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy Updates for 2017 24 hours notice is required for all cancellations or the full appointment fee will be charged. If an unexpected emergency arises […]

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Top 10 Topics to Share With Your LMT

Massage therapy can help resolve a myriad of issues, it can also make things worse. Check out these top 10 topics to discuss at your next appointment. 10. Poor Posture When you were a kid, your parents told you to sit up straight and stand tall. Now you’re the adult and its clear you’ve gotten out of practice. Poor posture is a visual indication that your muscles have adapted to physical demands. Militant force won’t help you achieve better posture, but massage can. By identifying weak muscles and learning a […]

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Why is it Important to Arrive Early to Your Massage Session?

When booking appointments clients often ask, “why is it important to arrive early to my massage session?” Some clients are used to being rushed through medical appointments and do not see the need to arrive 15 minutes early. The truth is, arriving early is for your benefit. Massage is Medicine, Not a Chore I believe Massage Therapy is medicinal, therapeutic, and rejuvenating- not exactly words I’d use to describe an oil change. Yet many people treat the session as a chore: running in at the last moment, rushing to get […]

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Accomplish Your Dreams with Massage

Before each appointment I ask my clients, “what is your goal for the massage today?” Most answer “Relaxation”. Relaxation is a broad category that often creates a misunderstanding, leading to a lackluster experience for the client. For some, relaxation means “I want to fall asleep for an hour.” For others, it is shorthand meaning, “I want to stop hurting.” Other massage therapists may cause pain which has lead to clients stating “relaxation” as the goal in an attempt to lighten the pressure or avoid deep tissue work. For this LMT, […]

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Massage Effective When Combating Depression

Massage May Help Treatment-Resistant Depression Courtesy of Family Practice News Dr. Mark Hyman Rapaport, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Reunette W. Harris Professor at Emory University, Atlanta, states that massage and exercise can help those suffering from depression. Massage Improves Mood “Massage can effectively improve mood for individuals with depression. In a study of HIV-positive individuals with major depressive disorder and on stable medication, those who received weekly massage had a 33% decrease in the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. The response rate of 40% for […]

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release Effective for Many Conditions

Massage Techniques: Myofascial Release Myofascial Release (MFR) is gentle, sustained pressure, also known as dragging, applied directly to the skin to areas of tension and pain that helps to heat and melt fascia. What is Fascia? Fascia is connective tissue throughout the body covering muscles, bones, and organs. It looks similar to a densely woven spider’s web. Fascia is a continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. With this in mind, we can begin to understand how each part of the body is connected to every other […]

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