News / Info IN Balance & Motion Massage TheRAPY

Hej! Jag heter Paula

By: Paula Burchat, BA, RMT, CSMTA(SF) • July 23, 2022

BMMT is off to Sweden. It’s hard to believe I treated my last client this past week.  For now anyway.  It’s been a road of ups and downs to get to this point and moving to Sweden seems more like a reality everyday.   We depart for Sweden in early August. We’ll be gone for 1-2 years depending on […]

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COVID-19 Clinic Guidelines

By: Paula Burchat, BA, RMT, CSMTA(SF) • June 9, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times.  For us to move forward with Coronavirus circulating in the community we must make the best, most informed choices we can for our health and safety.  All guidelines indicated below are for client and therapist safety and to reduce the risk of transmission of Coronavirus.   All guidelines are mandated […]

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It’s Spring!  How to avoid change of season injuries.

By: Paula Burchat, BA, RMT, CSMTA(SF) • May 3, 2019

Okay people don’t go crazy.  I know the warm weather is here and most of us have been cabin-feverish since the first snow fall of winter.  We’ve had 5 months of snow, ice and cold temperatures so be kind to yourself and allow time to adjust to our changes in season.  Anytime there is a […]

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Adapting to Winter Running Conditions

By: Paula Burchat, BA, RMT, CSMTA(SF) • December 12, 2017

Training for spring races and events can be extremely challenging in a cold climate. You want to follow your program and have a good routine in place so your body can adapt to gradual training changes. However, it is important to be prepared to adapt to the changing winter weather conditions. Loosing training days due […]

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Stop RICEing and Move

By: Paula Burchat, BA, RMT, CSMTA(SF) • September 21, 2017

For many years we have RICE’d when injured -Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This should no longer be the case. Over the last few decades research has demonstrated that immobilizing joints and limbs does not speed healing; that ice doesn’t reduce swelling; and compression leads to an accumulation of swelling not a reduction. A very […]

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Move It or Lose It

By: Paula Burchat, BA, RMT, CSMTA(SF) • May 7, 2016

Each year my birthday seems to come around faster and faster.  It propelled me to take an interest in how I should change my fitness program as I get older.   As a long time runner, I’ve had my share of injuries and as a certified Sport Massage Therapist SMT(C) I’ve seen some athletes running well […]

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How to get to sleep, get better sleep and stay asleep

By: Paula Burchat, BA, RMT, CSMTA(SF) • October 30, 2015

Not everyone can fall asleep easily or stay asleep all night. This can have a detrimental on your life because sleep is integral to your health, wellbeing and productivity.  Generally, most people assume that sleep will just happen, but some people need to take an attentive and methodical approach to getting better sleep. Sleep, like […]

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Five Steps for Recovery: Post Training and Post Race

By: Paula Burchat, BA, RMT, CSMTA(SF) • June 2, 2015

Five Steps for Recovery: Post Training and Post Race Many people think of training as simply going out and doing their sport, but an important aspect of training is recovery. Recovery is the downtime your body needs to adapt to the training stimulus; and it’s a process that, like training, must be learned and repeated […]

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