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by Dan McGovern

Learning through movement must be a lifelong process if we are to be healthy and functional. It really is quite simple. All we need to do is explore our body routinely with broad ranging movement routines in order to maintain a sense of neuromuscular well being. Follow two simple rules: Make it easy and pleasurable. Cease when there is discomfort...



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by Carol Wiley

Specifically targeted injury massage helps soft-tissue injuries (such as muscle pulls and strains, tendonitis, ligament sprains, and whiplash) heal faster. Massage reduces spasm, pain, swelling, and formation of excess scar tissue. Massage also breaks up excess scar tissue and adhesions (stuck together tissue) that weaken muscles and contribute to further injury...


Editor's Note: Former Washington state Massage Therapist, Carol Wiley, writes a very informative and clear article regarding massage when a person suffers an injury.


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by Sylvia Carlson

Human beings need touch - to grow, to develop, to mature, to survive, to thrive...The reality is that it can be very alienating not to be touched. Perhaps this is why we, particularly in the West, seek out what Diane Ackerman (1990) calls professional touchers such as hairdressers, cosmeticians, estheticians and massage therapists...



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by Kathleen M. Murphy, LMT, NCTMB

There’s something irresistible in the artistry of a beautiful pair of pumps. (If not, why would generations of wearers voluntarily endure the pain?) There’s good reason, though, to limit high-heeled shoes to periods of short wear or special occasions...


Editor's Note: This is an article destined for greatness in terms of getting many viewers or reads. What a great article title. The author is very well informed.


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Editor's Note from David Burrows: Massage Educator/Musician David Lauterstein shares a clip of his original guitar music to accompany massage.


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Editor's Note: Massage Master Kam Thye Chow shares his technique for Chair Massage.


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by Ntathu Allen

As a new parent it is daunting knowing exactly what activity to introduce to your baby and what value it will bring to your baby's life. You want to give your baby the best, the best love care and attention. Yet it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information available to you...




by David Burrows, BA, CMP, CHTP, RMT

One way to look at massage and bodywork is as a form of Metta or lovingkindness. Tam Khye Chow, one of the foremost exponents of Thai Massage, has said that “Metta” or lovingkindness is the most essential component of giving massage to another human being. Massage without Metta is a lifeless art. Metta, a Pali word, is one of the “four immeasurables” in Buddhism–the other three being compassion, equanimity and sympathetic joy...


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by David Pratt, LMT, BA

Low back pain is a common problem that can be helped with a combination of self-care, soft tissue treatment like medical massage therapy and Breema bodywork...


Author's Note: The causes of low back pain are as numerous as there are backs! The good news is, a skilled massage therapist is often able to help relieve or even resolve the issue. Find out how emotions can even be the cause of that nagging discomfort.


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by Scott Meyers

Many women experience severe problems with menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome.  Do you?  If so, therapeutic massage can help you to relieve pain and discomfort. It can also help harmonize the large and small intestine and has benefits for the spleen, stomach, and gallbladder...






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by David Pratt, LMT, BA

So, you’ve probably heard about carpal tunnel syndrome, but what about the thoracic outlet? Do you know where that is? Have you ever heard of thoracic outlet syndrome...


Author's Note: Do you have pain, tingling or numbness from your shoulder and down into your arm? It could be thoracic outlet syndrome. Massage therapy focused on releasing tension and lengthening specific muscles can reduce pressure on nerves and diminish symptoms. Clients can be taught self-care, which may include stretching or releases that rely on isometrics to return the body to balance.


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Editor's Note: This energetic massage therapist presents an easy technique, which she calls "the lawnmower" technique, which you could use on a friend or spouse to relieve a stiff neck. Try it, your loved ones might like it!


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by JD Messinger

The greatest advantage that a chief executive can attain is a condition of Expanded Awareness (EA). A recent Fortune magazine cover bears the image of legacy leaders whose unique vantage point and prescient insights were not only demonstrated in stellar shareholder returns, but in altering human behavior as well. These great EA visionaries created a linear innovation—a combination of things that already existed but bundled in a manner that added new value in a new way—and in the process shifted industrial patterns and consumer behavior...


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