Author Archives: Rodney Trepess

About Rodney Trepess

Rodney Trepess graduated from Bastyr University in 2003 with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and received his massage license after attending Brenneke School of Massage in 2001.

Stuff You Should Know About a Massage Therapy Career

If you're wondering what to do next, consider a career in massage therapy. Below find some statistics that might interest you.

How many massage therapists are there? Estimates are that there are between 300,000 and 350,000 massage therapists and massage therapy students living in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Massage therapy is indeed a growing profession–in 2015, it was a $12.1 billion industry. Who is the typical… Read more »

What’s the Big Deal About Turmeric?

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Well, it looks like we’ve got a new hot health item–turmeric. Acai berries must have run their course! Often, though, there is actual science to back up the latest health fads, so we decided to see what the deal is with turmeric. What is turmeric? Turmeric is a spice in… Read more »

Five Everyday Causes of Back Pain

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The odds are you’ll suffer from back pain at some point in your life. Being big proponents of prevention rather than treatment, we decided to take a looks at the common causes of back pain and what you can do to mitigate them. Sitting Too Much Can Cause Back Pain…. Read more »

5 Ways Massage Makes Your Day Better

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Massage is great for many things.  It provides benefits in numerous areas of your body as well as your mind.  The benefits are not limited to those listed here, but these are some of the most common reasons people seek a massage. Headaches Some headaches are the direct result of muscle… Read more »

We’re Flunking In a BIG Way on the Four Markers of a Healthy Lifestyle

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Thanks to a new study out of the University of Oregon and the University of Mississippi, researchers have been able to confirm what many of us already suspected: we’re not healthy in the USA. Researchers took four markers of a healthy lifestyle: a healthy diet, moderate exercise, being a non-smoker and recommended percentage… Read more »

How Much Sleep Do I Really Need To Be Healthy?

If you want a good nights sleep, avoid taking your laptop to bed. Duh.

That’s the big question right? What’s the ideal amount of sleep so you feel like you’re firing on all cylinders? If you’re doing all the other stuff correctly–like eating a healthy and varied diet, and exercising regularly, and being emotionally mature so you handle the bumps of life well–how much sleep… Read more »

Regular Massage: Try It, and Reap the Benefits!

You're regular with your exercise routine; try being regular with your massage and reap the benefits!

There are many things we do on a regular basis.  Some things are basic physical requirements, such as sleeping or eating, and others aren’t required for our survival, but they do improve our lives. When Routines Are Disrupted How do you feel when your routine gets interrupted?  Maybe there is an… Read more »

Massage for Cyclists: Five Easy Tips

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Pro cyclists get massages frequently, and for good reason. Massage helps overcome and prevent injury, and can improve recovery. But the timing and intensity of massage for cyclists can have a huge impact on performance. And even if you’re not a pro, the same benefits of a massage can apply… Read more »