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Category Archives: Anatomy

Massage Works for Pain Reduction

We all know that getting massage therapy feels good. Many athletes use regular massage to increase their recovery and improve performance. I have seen many good results with clients but a good study is even more proof of the benefits of massage. According to a study published online inScience Translational Medicine by researchers from the Buck …

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Foam Roller Exercise for Calf

This is a great way to work out the tight spots in the calves from standing, running or wearing high heeled shoes. Helps to prevent plantar fasciitis in the feet also. When you find a sore spot that is when you hold the spot and wait for it to release. You are working the Gastrocnemius …

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Massage Works Case Study Sciatica

I have found massage therapy to be very effective on Sciatic pain with our clients. And I had another happy client this wee! She has had sciatic pain for 8 years. After her first visit the pain lessened but was still there at times. She told me she just thought it was something she would …

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Massage Therapy breaks up “The Fuzz”

Watch this incredible video by Gil Hedley about “the fuzz”. The tacky material that forms between muscles that should otherwise easily slide by each other. It’s a bit graphic but fascinating. Explains why it is natural to stretch upon waking in the morning even watch animals they stretch when they get up too. You want …

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TMJ Case Study

This week we helped a client get relief from TMJ. TMJ is Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull. It showed up in our client as pain when opening mouth for a large bite of food and a clicking noise in the joint.  Our job is to …

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