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Massage Therapy and Cancer – Part 1

By | Massage Research, Blog, Cancer, Chronic Pain

This blog will explore what Massage Therapy can and cannot do for individuals with cancer. It will explore the symptomatic relief supported by a large body of research.   Massage Therapy does not treat cancer   “There is no scientific evidence that massage can treat cancer. However, massage is commonly used to help people feel better and to reduce some…

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Therapeutic Exercise

By | Pain Info, Blog, Injury Prevention

Therapeutic exercise, also known as exercise therapy, is a broad term to define any physical activity used to reach specific health goals.   This can range from improving basic functions (or decreasing pain) to reaching athletic goals.   For example: An older individual may perform exercises to improve balance and make it easier to get up from a chair. The…

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Orthopeadic Manual Massage Therapy

By | Massage Research, Pain Info, Blog

Orthopeadic Manual Massage Therapy (OMMT) utilizes manipulations, mobilizations, and massage to specifically address musculoskeletal pain and dysfunctions.   OMMT involves the assessment and treatment of joints, muscles, connective tissue, nerves, and other soft tissues. The shorthand term “therapeutic massage” is often used to designate this style of treatment that RMTs are educated to perform. Therapeutic treatments differ greatly from general…

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Articular Strain Technique

By | Massage Research, Blog

Articular Strain Technique (also known as Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique or L.A.S.T.) attempts to correct for improper joint positioning at rest, or with movement by manually manipulating the joint capsule and associated tissues.   These imbalances can occur over time – from injury, or due to other health factors. They result in improper joint positioning within the capsule; this affects…

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Craniosacral Therapy

By | Massage Research, Pain Info, Blog, Headache Pain, Stress Related Pain, Neurological Pain

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) was originally developed by John E. Upledger in the 1970s in Florida. It utilizes a gentle, hands-on approach to release deep tensions in the body to decrease pain and dysfunction, while improving overall health and performance.   Specific dysfunctions that are proposed to be positively affected by CST include: migraines, headaches, chronic back and neck pain, stress-related…

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