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Hot or Cold?

Q: Is it better to apply hot or cold to an injury? Do you ever use both? A: The answer depends on the type of injury, it's severity and when it was sustained. Within the first 24-48 hours of being injured, there's almost always inflammation so stick with cold but not...

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No Pain No Gain? NO WAY!!!

Q: I believe in the "No Pain, No Gain" idea and usually don't speak up when a therapist is hurting me. I find bodywork to be more effective when it's deep and painful. Is this true? A: ABSOLUTELY NOT!! Pain is how your body signals you to back away from a potentially...

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Drink water before AND after massage

Q: Why is it important to drink water after a massage? A: It's not only important to drink water after a massage but before as well and for many reasons. Drinking water in general is incredibly beneficial to your body's systems - essential really. Our body is made up...

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How does reflexology work?

Q: What is reflexology and how does it work? A: Reflexology is a natural, non-invasive healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to every system, gland and organ of the body. There are over 7200 nerve...

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Choosing the Right Kids Backpack

Strapping on a backpack is part of a student's daily ritual but choosing the right one takes some careful consideration and possibly even some negotiation. It's a challenge because you'll want to find something your child is going to like but that's also functional...

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Massage and Pregnancy

Listing the benefits and practice of massage during pregnancy and after delivering, including infant massage.

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Training Errors

Training errors most commonly seen are those that result in excessive loads on the body. These include volume/distance and intensity. Many recreational sports performers often do not realize that the elite sports performers they sometimes try and emulate have devoted...

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Golfing

Golfing is an a great form of exercise because it includes walking, lifting and repetitive arm movements giving you the benefits of aerobic and strengthening exercise programs all at once. As with any exercise, however, it can also lead to strain or injury. Simple...

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Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow (aka Lateral Epicondylitis) is inflammation and pain on the outer part of the elbow.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common nerve entrapment for anyone who spends a lot of time working at a computer. It usually manifests as numbness or tingling in the thumb and fingers with weakness in the affected hand. The symptoms are caused by tight, overworked...

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Pregnancy Aches & Pains

Q: Is there any way to minimize the aches and pains of pregnancy between massage treatments? A: Pregnancy produces some profound bodily changes in a very short space of time. Muscles and joints are having to continually adjust as the baby grows in order to move and...

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Pillow Talk

Most of us are completely unaware of how important a good pillow is, not only to a good night's sleep but also to a pain-free day. When choosing a pillow you should consider the big picture of what your whole body is lying on, and whether you sleep on your side, back,...

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Forward Head Posture

FHP can actually flatten the natural curvature of the neck leading to fatigue, tight muscles, TMJ (jaw) pain and headaches.

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