Tag Archives: Muscle

The Lactic Acid Debate – somatic research

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True or false: massage after exercise assists in the removal of lactic acid. Answer: false. The research overwhelming refutes this commonly held and frequently exclaimed belief. The lactic acid debate has raged for a century, and for the past two … Continue reading

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Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? Headaches

Headaches are commonly categorized as tension, migraine or sinus in origin. They may also be caused by a pathological disease process that is far less common than the other three causes. Tension headaches are typically caused by physical or emotional … Continue reading

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Back, Neck and Shoulders: Under Pressure – Quick Massage Pick-Me-Ups while Sitting at a Desk

  When you sit at a desk, hunched over papers or a computer, your body tends to form a C shape. This slumped posture creates pressure on your back, neck and shoulders and can cause pinched muscles, fatigue and, if … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Help you Feel and Heal

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What a long journey from the ancient healing traditions of massage to an hour of blissful care at the spa down the street. Massage has been intertwined for so long with the way we live, work, and play that a … Continue reading

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Getting the Most from Your Massage – And Making the Most of Your Time

Initially, a stiff neck or an even stiffer schedule may have sent you to a massage therapist. But chances are your repeated returns will be a result of the overall sense of well-being you experience from this healing bodywork. At … Continue reading

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Creating a Home Gym

Three factors keep many Americans from joining a gym: they’re crunched for time, cash strapped, or self-conscious about working out in front of others. One solution is setting up a home gym. But where do you start? And does that … Continue reading

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The Science of Massage – Soft-tissue Techniques

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Lisa sat on the side of the table after her first Rolfing session. Her eyes shone bright, her breath filled her chest easily, her shoulders rested comfortably on her rib cage. Her expression of puzzlement and wonder was one I’ve … Continue reading

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What am I Feeling? – The Healing Benefits of Massage

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Touch. We come into this world being touched, and we hopefully can leave being touched. Whatever our experiences in this life, touch is usually involved in some form. Each time we are touched, the emotions related to that touch are … Continue reading

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Whiplash – How to Heal a Pain in the Neck

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Getting rear-ended in traffic. Face-planting at the bottom of a ski slope. Tumbling over the handlebars on your bike. Whiplash comes in many forms and can become a long-term problem if not treated correctly. Fortunately, massage and bodywork can address … Continue reading

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Benefits of Massage – Good Medicine

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As you lie on the table under crisp, fresh sheets, hushed music draws you into the moment. The smell of sage fills the air and you hear the gentle sound of massage oil being warmed in your therapist’s hands. The … Continue reading

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