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Effective Sitting Posture for the Office

By | Pain Info, Blog

  Proper Sitting Posture   If you work in an office, you have probably used a standing desk or an ergonomic chair before. Posture has been a hot topic of discussion in recent years. There is no shortage of advice to be found about proper sitting posture. There are dozens of products that can be purchased with the promise of…

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Massage Therapy and Cancer – Part 1

By | Cancer, Chronic Pain, Massage Research, Blog

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 | Injury Prevention, Pain Info, Blog

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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The Bowen Massage Therapy Technique

By | Massage Research, Pain Info, Blog

According to Hansen and Taylor-Piliae (2011), Bowen Massage Therapy is a non-invasive technique using specific series of gentle hand movements directly on the skin to stimulate nerve pathways.   The movement is intended to gently stretch the skin, muscle, and fascia in the affected area. This stretch stimulates nerve pathways and attempts to stimulate healing pathways through realignment of microfibers…

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