Massage Therapy

Staff Spotlight: Q&A With Licensed Massage Therapist Alexandra Lowry

Editor’s Note: In the interest of introducing patients to Capitol Rehab staff whom they may not know, we run an occasional series that puts our team members in the spotlight.  Meet the newest member of the Capitol Rehab of Arlington team, massage therapist Alexandra Lowry. 1) Where were you born? Where did you grow up? I …

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Massage room at Capitol Rehab of Arlington

Extra Cash in Your Flexible Spending Account? Schedule a Massage

It’s the end of the year and you have a few dozen dollars left over in your Flexible Spending Account (the FSA), which you need to use because rolling it over is not an option. You earned the cash, it’s tax free, and you can spend the money on deductibles or copayments or other out-of-pocket health …

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Breathing exercises to reduce stress

Harvard- (and Veronica Yeh-)Approved Breathing Exercises for Stress Reduction

Massage is a great therapy for loosening up knotty joints and relaxing strained muscles, but it’s not always possible to get to the massage therapist when you start feeling the tightness set in. Americans work hard, play hard, and exercise hard so it’s helpful to employ at-home techniques to tide you over until you can get to your next massage …

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UFC match

Preparing for the Fight: Putting Muscle on the Bone for MMA Athletes

Not everyone can stomach mixed martial arts, or MMA. United Fighting Championship matches are real fights. They are brutal and raw. People have even been killed or maimed while fighting. Just this past weekend, Ovince Saint Preux broke his arm while fighting in a UFC match against Jon Jones, and Jones, who was the victor in …

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A clinical massage to help recover from injury faster is very different than a spa massage.

3 Phases of Injury: How Clinical Massage Helps Athletes Recover From Injury Faster

An injury is an athlete’s worst nightmare, yet it’s seemingly inevitable. Pushing one’s body to its limit can result in overuse and over-training, which opens the door to injury. Whether one is a professional athlete, an amateur athlete, a youth athlete, or an everyday jock who participates in challenging sports and physical activities, the risk …

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Gold’s Gym + Capitol Rehab = complimentary seated massages and gift certificates

I am excited to announce that Capitol Rehab of Arlington will once again be working with Gold’s Gym of Ballston and their vibrant athletic community.  In a coordinated effort to show appreciation to current and future members of Gold’s Gym, Capitol Rehab will be providing complimentary seated massages as well as gift certificates for functional …

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