The Power of Touch: Massage Therapy & Mental Health

By Clayton Heier LMT, Keystone Body Therapies

One of the most profound senses available to us is our sense of touch. In the same way our favorite song transforms from sound in the air meeting our ears into this warmth and energy that permeates our body, touch itself extends far beyond the physical.

Igniting Your New Year’s Resolutions with Massage

By Clayton Heier LMT, Keystone Body Therapies

Hey there champions of transformation! Now that the confetti has settled and those echoes of “Auld Lang Syne” have faded away, we’re wading into the New Year with a tidal wave of resolutions washing in. At the forefront – the commitment to better health and wellness.

What is Myofascial Cupping

Myofascial Cupping has received a lot of publicity lately for its use in sports therapy. The public is starting to realize it’s more than energy work, but a legitimate form of clinical rehab.

Video: Tate Hardcastle and the Team at Keystone Body Therapies

Check out Tate Hardcastle and the team at Keystone Body Therapies in our latest promotional video. Our work goes by many names: myofascial therapy , medical massage, structural integration — it’s all about aligning the body for good posture and aligning it with gravity. What that means for you is getting rid of pain and maximizing performance.

We’re Busy Helping People Feel Better in October!

Keystone Body Therapies is busy this October! Check out our events below. Come on out and get your therapeutic massage!

Wednesday through Sunday
October 5-28, 2018
Arizona State Fairgrounds

Massages at Oktoberfest in Downtown Chandler, September 29, 2018

Keystone Body Therapies will providing massages at the San Tan Brewing Oktoberfest at AJ Chandler Park in Downtown Chandler. The event will be on Saturday September 29, 2018, and will run from 3pm-11pm. Come out and enjoy great beer, fun competitions (brat eating and stein hoisting), polka music, wiener dog races,

Sports Massage at East Valley Krav Maga and Self-Defense

Keystone Body Therapies will be out at East Valley Krav Maga and Self-Defense on Review Saturdays from 9:30am-1pm providing sports massages to members during and in-between review classes.

East Valley Krav Maga and Self-Defense
1332 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281

Sports Massage for Runners at the CHAMP 5K

Keystone Body Therapies will be offering sports massage this weekend (September 15th, 2018) to runners at the CHAMP 5k. This is a great charity that raises awareness and funding for childhood cancer research.

Post Surgery Effects of Massage

Ask anyone who gets massages regularly why they do it and many answers will be the same; “I have back pain”, or “It helps me handle my stress”, are the most common drivers for bodywork. But what about after a surgery? Could massage be beneficial to the healing process after an often drastic medical procedure?

Cleft Lip and Massage

Craniofacial anomalies such as cleft lip and cleft palate affect 1 in 700 babies every year, and are the fourth most common birth defect in the US. These medical anomalies are facial and oral malformations that occur very early in embryonic development, and in most cases the cause is unknown.

Therapeutic Massage to Ease COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a very common issue in America. It is a progressive disease which makes it increasingly difficult to breathe over time. Massage is making leaps and bounds in how it is used to treat diseases such as COPD. Throughout the progression of this disease there are different modalities that can help bring you some relief and increase your ability to breathe.

Health Benefits of Massage: It’s Not Just About Relaxation.

Over the years massage has been viewed mainly as a luxury available specifically to the higher classes. However, in recent years a multitude of studies have been conducted to determine the physical effects of massage on health.

Could Your Child’s Back Pain Be Caused by Their Backpack

When a backpack is used properly it will distribute the weight of the load making it easier to carry. If overloaded, it can lead to overcompensation causing back pain.

Is It Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Recent studies have shown that 85% of carpal tunnel cases are not true cases. Much more prevalent is a condtion called thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS).

An Alkaline Diet: What Can It Do For You?

Disease and dysfunction flourish in an acidic system. When we keep the body in a neutral pH state we reduce the ability of disease and dysfunction to survive.

Helping Wounded Warriors Heal; Mind, Body and Limb?

When you have an amputation your whole life will change. Veterans and wounded benefit from medical/therapeutic massage in relieving most of those symptoms.

Healthy aging with massage, not just pampering!

Massage is good for relaxation, but it’s also beneficial to your health. Receiving regular massage is one great way to continue healthy living.

Headaches… do they control your life?

90% of men and 95% of women have suffered from a headache within the past year. The search for headache relief all too often comes up unsuccessful.

Fascia, Webs of Dysfunction

From an orthopedic perspective, dysfunction in muscle tissue fascia can produce significant movement and functional system problems.