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Few people get through life without experiencing some type of scarring. The good news is that the condition may not be permanent. There are a number of ways to minimize the appearance and presence of scar tissue. Here are some basics that you should know, including what treatment options are currently available. One or more…

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60, 90 or 12-Minute Massage Session? I get this question often.  So, I’ll answer it from a professional massage therapist’s perspective.  By that I mean, how much time I like to spend working on my client’s concerns.  In the ideal world, I would love to have people come in and I work on them for…

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Myth: Massage while sick is beneficial People hate being sick and will do anything to feel better.  Often times getting a massage comes to mind because their body feels achy and the thought of a massage just sounds relaxing to them.  However, if you have a cold, flu, or other contagious viral or bacterial infection, your massage…

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Can I bring and have you use my own oil? Occasionally I’ll have a person come into my office requesting to use their own oil.  The request is followed by an explanation.  I listen to all explanations with an open mind.  More specifically, I’m listening to figure out how I can help them solve their main…

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Post-surgery Recovery Do a Google search on post-surgery recovery and undoubtedly massage will be one of the top recommendations.  Look at forums on the topic and you’ll see people boasting about how massage has helped them recover faster after surgery.  There’s a good reason for this.  Massage isn’t only about relaxing and feeling good.  Quite…

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This post is less about Parkinson’s as a disease but more about my approach to working with people with Parkinson’s.  If you are here then I’m assuming you know someone with Parkinson’s or have Parkinson’s.  So I’m not going to dive into the medical condition and all its intricacies.  I’m assuming you already know most…

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Foam Rolling Foam rollers have been on the fringes of fitness for decades, but have finally arrived front and center. Classes at fitness centers integrate on foam rolling training into their classes. Foam rolling raises levels of athletic flexibility and performance, lower soreness related to workouts, reduce time spent recovering, and get rid of muscle…

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Plantar Fasciitis You probably take thousands of steps during a typical day. With each step, your feet bear the weight of your body. Plantar fasciitis can develop when your feet are unhealthy. The painful condition can cause lifelong damage if not properly treated.  What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot…

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What is Sciatica? Back pain is one of the most common health complaints. It can occur after a person is injured or present with no apparent cause. The pain can be a short-lived event or become a long-term problem. In many cases, back pain can be treated with manual (massage or physical) therapy, stretching and…

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Pain is necessary. It alerts your body to injury, illness, and infection. But untreated can lead to loss of motion and more pain.  So, understanding the pain cycle can help you take control of managing your pain.  The Creation of the Pain Cycle Let’s assume you sustain an injury. The initial pain you feel is…

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