“How to Aches, Tightness, and Stiffness – Without Taking Painkillers, Hoping it Will Go Away, and Without Having to Wait to See the Physician!

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If you’re achy, feel stiff or have tightness – it’s very tempting to think that it’s nothing, that it will go away on its own. Or, you pass it off as having just “slept awkwardly”, or that it’s just a “spasm” or that is a normal soreness from your sport…

If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – and we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, this is what we help people with and is THE most common problem that we see in our clinic.

And when it comes to living with general aches, everybody we see wants to know

“Why is This Happening to Me?”…


“Why Am I Still Suffering With Stiffness and Aches After Putting Up With It For 6 Months (Maybe More)?

Most people think that when they get sore, it’s just going to go away on its own.

That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, it’ll be as if pain never happened… But then 6 months later you’re still living with achiness and soreness- often even worse than it was when it came on.

Does that sound like you?

Another scenario we see all the time in our clinic is when people go to the Doctors, and the Doctor tells them to rest and “try these painkillers” and “see how it goes”.

But this is rarely ever the best advice and often 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the Doctor again because it hasn’t got any better. Worse, they’re often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills, and advised MORE rest. This is madness and explains why so many people are suffering from chronic pain.

Has this type of thing happened to you?

Why else does pain last longer than it should do? Well, it’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. There are lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice – but not all of it is credible.

Maybe you think your pain was caused by doing something – like lifting or sleeping awkwardly – but really it was caused by years and years of poor posture, repeated activity (like a competitive sport) that caused the muscles to become weak and the lifting of the awkward sleeping position was just the EFFECT of that.

If you don’t know what you’re doing – soreness and achiness can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as ‘part of life’ – as if it’s normal, and ‘just the way it is’.

What if you just want to feel better?

Maybe you aren’t in pain, but just want to feel better. First, congrats, you are ahead of the curve! Stopping injuries before they occur is the best solution! Another scenario is you are an athlete and want to speed up recovery. Perhaps there is a BIG competition coming up, but you don’t feel like you’re body is ready to respond to its full potential.

Do you feel that way too?

If you’re currently living with pain, here’s 7 more reasons why it could be lasting longer than it should:

1. You thought it would go away on its own – but it didn’t

2. You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers – but the pills did nothing to help you, and as soon as they wore off chronic pain struck again.

3. A family member, teammate or friend, told you that everybody feels this way and to just accept it.

4. You tried other massages at spas in the past, but nothing they said or didn’t seem to help.

5. You tried YouTube exercises but they either didn’t do a thing or made your pain ten times worse.

6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your soreness was so bad, but all that did was make it feel even stiffer and tight.

7. You decided to get a few “massages” hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel nice and relaxing, and didn’t do anything to fix it long term…

If any of these have happened to you – we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our specialists at our clinic helping serve Santa Clara, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Palo Alto and the entire Bay Area to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work – you are closer to finding the thing that does!

What Can I Do To Feel Better Quickly?”…

Well, here’s 4 things you can do:

1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that pain will ‘just go away with time’, but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed… Or it gets worse.

2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises – one of the best things to help you feel better is to do the right series of exercises – the right exercises given to you by a massage therapist will help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely again quick – and make sure that the problems don’t come back anytime soon (or aggravate your back even more like some exercises do).

3. Avoid sitting and long periods of rest – ever tried to get up from the sofa after resting for a while, but you struggle because you feel so sore and tight? That’s because one of the worst things you can do that adds to tightness is rest, and sit for long periods of time. Too much rest, and sitting in awkward positions make your stiff and tight. It would really help if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture, alongside hands-on treatment, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.

4. Get real, “hands-on” Massage Therapy Massage Therapy is proven to help people with soreness and tightness. In fact, at COR it’s one of the most common injuries we see. If your pain is affecting your job, your ability to keep active, if it threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends – massage therapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.

So the next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Massage Therapist at COR Help You Feel and Move Better – In The Next Few Days?”

Here are just a few of the things our massage therapy team can do for you:

  • We can quickly take away the pain and stiffness – often inside a couple of sessions

  • We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your pain once and for all – often inside 20 minutes

  • Soreness and stiffness can “zap” you of energy and limit a peaceful nights sleep – we can help you to enjoy sleeping at night and living with more energy each day

  • We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly – and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery

  • We can help you put an end to taking all of those painkillers that are no good for your health long-term

  • We can help you prepare for the important competition around the corner

  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that pain has stolen from you

  • We can help you to sit more comfortably and walk longer than 15 minutes without your back feeling weak and painful or like it is going to “give-way”…

Basically, we can help you get back to living life free from the curse of pain.

If you want to know what it costs – and what availability we have at our clinic helping serve Santa Clara, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Palo Alto, and the entire Bay Area, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:

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Please enjoy watching these videos of other people who came to Massage Therapy at COR – and left much healthier and happier within just a couple of weeks:

  • I stopped by while walking around the kyo-po plaza one day. Their friendly front desk staff was what drew me in to try boot camp at the early hour of 7 am on a Saturday. It's not usual for me to wake up this early on Saturdays. Then I tried personal training for about 3 months and was impressed by the quality of both trainers and the flexibility of their schedule. Now I've finally signed up for 6:30 am boot camp classes which is a major accomplishment for me at this time of day. This is the friendliest, most encouraging gym I have ever experienced. The workouts are fun and make you both sweat and smile throughout the whole hour session. That is saying a lot for someone who formerly avoided gyms and would rather be walking around in nature for exercise and eating good food. By the way, they have that too! Hiking and organized meals builds great community here. I even tried massage once for chronic year-long TMJ pain and it was excellent. I'm still figuring this out so will let you know how regular massages help with my TMJ journey. Thanks for reading!

    Elaine, Sunnyvale
  • I have been a member at COR for over three years. I am grateful I found this group. We are like a big extended family. We often do activities outside of the gym together. Those activities are not just exercising but social as well. We spend a lot of time laughing together. Chris, Mike and John create workouts for all fitness levels so you are always challenging yourself. It always amazes me to see the progress my friends make with their workouts.
    Tammie, Sunnyvale