People always ask me if I do deep tissue massage. I say it’s not a simple answer. We need to redefine deep bodywork. Pressing harder … Read More
What is pain?
The following comes from http://www.bodyinmind.org/what-is-pain/. Upon reading it, I realized that the words that have been repeated to my clients over the years couldn’t of … Read More
Doctors finally admit they are less likely to help your back pain than me.
A recent New York Times article has revealed a lit candle in the obscure world of chronic back pain. Now if doctors will just lead … Read More
P-DTR: The Neuro in my Orthopedic massage
P-Dtr drastically changed how I do bodywork. During my early years in the field I realized there was more to resolving pain than just giving … Read More
Neurology or Magic?
Magic or Phenomenal My client’s often joke that I’m doing voodoo or magic when they feel pain disappear. I explain that it’s neurology, not magic. … Read More
Managing Massage Expectations
Expectations and preconceived notions can get in the way of receiving care. I do a lot of things in my practice that are new to … Read More
Injury history is trauma history
Everyone falls victim to a minor injury here or there (stubbed toe, finger jams, bumps, bangs and falls). Accidental injury includes ligament strains and muscle … Read More
Abs working you or you working them?
Transverse abs and Diaphragm facilitation For many of us washboard abs seem unattainable. For those of us putting in hours a week to barely maintain … Read More
Kinesthesia and palpatory awareness
One of the hardest things about giving someone a massage is you can’t feel what the client is feeling so you can’t feel what hurts. … Read More
Shoulder blade pain
June Blog Whenever I hear someone say “I have this spot under my shoulder blade…” I automatically think one thing. Rotated rib head. There are … Read More
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