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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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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, which runs along the bottom of your foot connecting your heel bone to your toes and supporting your arch. If the tension on the fascia...

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Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that begins at the base of the spine, passes through the buttocks and continues down the back of the thigh and into the lower leg. This nerve can become compressed or inflamed. If this occurs, pain may be felt along the length of the nerve down the back of the leg. This pain is referred to as *sciatica*.

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What to Wear

Q: I'm never sure how much to take off/leave on for a massage treatment. What's generally appropriate? A: It's really up to the individual how much clothing is removed. Most swedish massage techniques use oil or lotion so skin-on-skin contact is helpful. However, the...

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Stuffy Nose

Q: Why does my nose always get stuffed up when I get a massage? A: Almost everybody gets congested when they are in the "face down" or prone position. This happens due to the location of your sinuses and their ducts which are located in the front of your face.  As you...

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Flat Feet

Flat feet or Pes Planus is a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches.

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Scar Tissue

Adhesions (scar tissue) are dead fibrotic tissues that form mostly in muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and joints. They occur as a result of injury, surgery or repetitive motion.

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Calf Cramps

Q: Why do my calves cramp while I'm asleep and what can I do to prevent and/or deal with it? A: There are certain medical conditions that can predispose a person to leg cramps but for most, the causes are unclear. They tend to happen most when there is a fluid...

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Chit Chat

Is it ok if I just fall asleep or should I at least make an attempt at conversation?

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Golfer’s Elbow

Also called Medial Epicondilitis, Golfer’s Elbow is pain and inflammation on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump.

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Stretch Marks

Unfortunately, once we have stretch marks we’re usually stuck with them but there are a few ways to minimize their occurance and help them fade a little faster.

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Allergies

    How can you avoid pollen when it's in the air you breathe? Here are some evasive actions that can make life more easy.... and less sneezy.       Pollen levels vary by season and by day. Monitor regularly and if the pollen count is high,...

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NOTE: All information is intended for educational purposes only. If you have a particular concern, please consult your qualified health care provider.