Day in the Life: Cate Barrett, AMC Athlete

Iʼm a marathoner training for the 2020 Olympic Trials! I run 6-16 miles most days, and I lift weights twice a week. I also work a 9-5 job at Oracle. My days can be packed, and Iʼm always trying to find a balance between rest and work. But I love what I do, and chasing [...]

By |2019-06-11T15:20:18+00:00June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Meet Destiny

1. Tell us what you do at AMC I am AMCs Office Manager. I do everything from answer phones 7 days a week, to restocking the clinic, to building shelves to payroll. 2. How were you introduced to the AMC family? I was referred by our own Nat Morales. I was looking to find a [...]

By |2019-05-30T14:14:04+00:00June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Massage for Knee Surgery Rehab

Ouch! What did I do to my knee? If you’re experiencing knee pain, you’re not alone. Most Americans will have knee pain sometime in their life, whether from an accident, overuse, or general wear and tear as they age. Besides being uncomfortable, it’s often debilitating and holds you back from doing the activities you enjoy [...]

By |2019-05-29T15:23:28+00:00May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

We Bid James Adieu ((ALMOST))

  Our tried and true, Mr. James Uhl is making his way to the next steps in life. And while we are kicking and screaming to see him go, we have never been more proud to watch a therapist head on to the next chapter of their lives.   James has been with us since [...]

By |2019-05-22T12:43:49+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Caring for the skin you’re in: Staying Sun Safe!

  Massage therapists see a lot of skin. All colors, all textures. Freckles, scars, stretch marks, moles. Skin with lots of hair and skin with none. Skin doesn’t surprise us. Except when it does. That brown spot on your shoulder blade? It wasn’t quite that big when you came in a month ago. And it [...]

By |2019-05-17T18:13:47+00:00May 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Stress, Anxiety, and Massage

Why get a massage? According to a survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association, 28% of Americans who get a massage do so for relaxation and stress reduction. That’s a lot of people in the US who feel strongly enough about their own experiences with massage for stress reduction to put their money on [...]

By |2019-04-19T09:14:34+00:00April 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

What do we really know about pain?

  What do we really know about pain? Pain is one of those “you know it when you feel it” kind of sensations. But it’s also a strange phenomenon, when you think about it. A snowball is cold, and so it feels cold when you touch it. A block of concrete is rough, so it [...]

By |2019-04-12T14:54:18+00:00April 12th, 2019|Massage Work|

From Our Sponsored Athlete – Cate

Last month I flew thousands of miles around the world so I could run 26.2! I raced the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon in Oita, Japan. I wasn't sure what to expect, running a marathon in a foreign country where I didn't speak the language. Turns out, running is pretty universal. Once the gun went off, I [...]

By |2019-04-05T20:23:26+00:00April 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Take Care Of Your Skin!

Whenever you come in to get a massage at AMC, you not only get your muscles taken care of, but you also get your skin refreshed and moisturized! Now, not everyone has the time to exfoliate with oil every day (and let’s be honest, you would become a walking grease ball) but everyone can start [...]

By |2019-03-22T19:23:07+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|