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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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From the desk of Sarah J. Rogers, LMT...  

The Boston Marathon is coming up and we here at OMBE are, as they say here in the East - WICKED PSYCHED!  Every year as they marathon approaches and then well after it has concluded, we see a huge influx of running.  People who have put their shoes on the shelf for a while, people who continue to train after the race, and those who have never considered running - all hit the pavement together.  If you are a novice runner, you may not have heard of some of the stressors that sometimes come along with running such as black toenails, leg cramps and spasms and plantar fasciitis.  Many things can help prevent these problems:  proper nutrition and hydration, appropriate sized footwear (remember your feet swell during longer distance runs), well-groomed toenails and properly supportive shoes to name a few.  One of the biggest issues we see come through our doors: PLANTAR FASCIITIS.
Sometimes, even when you have taken all of the proper precautions, you may experience symptoms of plantar fasciitis.  Your plantar fascia runs along the longitudinal arch of your foot - supporting your arch.  Whether you have a high arch, a flat foot - or something in between - you have plantar fascia and it experiences stress with repeated tension.  As you run and continue to use your calf and foot muscles, the stress on the front of your heel (an attachment point for the plantar fascia) increases.  If your foot and legs are unable to give proper support while running, then the fascia takes undue stress and can pull on the front of the heel bone - causing that stinging nasty pain you associate with plantar fasciitis.  Gone untreated, this can become more severe and develop into a bone spur.
WE DON'T WANT THAT FOR YOU and we are here to help.  OMBE is well staffed with massage therapy and chiropractic treatments designed specifically to address symptoms related to the stress of running - especially plantar fasciitis.  Come experience a Deep Tissue massage to the feet and legs, incorporating invigorating hot and cold therapies as well as stretching.  In addition to relieving massage work, a visit to our wonderful Chiropractor can bring light to gait dysfunctions and misalignment in the hips/legs/feet/back etc.  OMBE's Chiropractor also fits many patients with Aline supports which can help realign your gait from the ground up.  Come in to visit us today and learn more about how you can prevent injuries to your feet as well as how to maintain any pre-existing conditions you currently have.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OMBE'S CLIENTS AND FRIENDS RUNNING THE 2012 BOSTON MARATHON!
Just for you and your feet:
  • Check out our Running Elite Package
  • We LOVE Farmaesthetics HAND TO HEEL Softening Salve
  • Book a foot/leg massage or an appointment with the Chiropractor
  • Sign up for our Yoga for Runner's Class

 

Sarah J. Rogers, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Sarah J. Rogers is a licensed massage therapist who received her training at the Cortiva Institute in Watertown, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on the mind-body relationship and the usefulness of this connection not only for healing, but also for seeking balance in everyday life. Sarah brings her experience as an athlete and her compassion for mind-body health to her practice, inspiring growth and comfort in her clients. Along with massage, Sarah is now offering Active Isolated Stretching which can be done alone or in tandem with massage therapy. Employing techniques focusing on relaxation, neuromuscular therapy, stretching, myofascial release, and overall balance, Sarah will work with you to develop a treatment style that suits your needs.

"Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul is the work of the soul and good for either is the work of the other." -Henry David Thoreau.

Book online for any massage service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

 

 

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