Tag Archives: Trigger point

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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Do You Need A Massage? Yes, Of Course

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The short answer is, yes, of course–you need a massage. Who doesn’t? You deal with deadlines, long lines, short tempers, and your dog’s distemper. We’re all at the receiving end of things we would rather not deal with. Massage can … 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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Do it Yourself Trigger Point (a/k/a Muscle Knot) Therapy

If you’ve ever received professional trigger point therapy, you may be baffled at how it works. A therapist explores painful areas on the body with fingertips, searching for sore, tender trigger points. Once the trigger point is found, the therapist … Continue reading

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THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, HEADACHES & NECK PAIN

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 … Continue reading

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The Body Remembers – Childhood Origins of Adult Musculoskeletal Issues – Part II

Soft-Tissue Injuries Most children incur many bruises, scrapes, cuts, and muscle tears before they are fully grown, and sometimes these can have long-term consequences for the body. Severe pain can cause muscle guarding, even when an injury heals properly.17 Myofascial … Continue reading

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The Body Remembers – Childhood Origins of Adult Musculoskeletal Issues – Part I

Problems affecting your clients today may have more to do with how they were positioned in utero or aspects of their early childhood development than their stress, bad ergonomics, or lack of self-care as adults. Somatic issues triggered early in … Continue reading

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Redesigning Movement – Can You Change? Part 1 of 6 – 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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Do You Need A Massage? – Yes, Of Course!

The short answer is, yes, of course–you need a massage. Who doesn’t? You deal with deadlines, long lines, short tempers, and your dog’s distemper. We’re all at the receiving end of things we would rather not deal with. Massage can … Continue reading

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Massage and Bodywork – Seasonal Self-Care

If you look at the natural world around you, you’ll be surprised by what it can teach you about your own self-care. We can attune to the cycle of the seasons, letting that awareness bring a healthy balance of self-care … Continue reading

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