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Headaches and Massage

“This project is such a headache!” Headaches are so common that the term has become synonymous with an annoyance. But what are headaches, really? And can massage therapy really help?   Different types, different causes. Headaches are pretty easily defined, and we all know one when we feel it: it’s a pain in the head. …

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Posture Perfect

What is posture? When you start talking to people about posture, many will subconsciously begin to stand taller- shoulders pushed back and head held high. For years moms everywhere have been instructing their kids to “sit up straight” and “stop slouching”. This has led most people to think of posture as describing only the positioning …

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Muscle Cramps, Charley Horses, or Spasms: Here’s how to beat them.

Just about everyone has experienced a muscle cramp or Charley horse. If you have, you probably still remember the sudden tight and intense pain caused by a muscle locked in a spasm. It can happen while you sit, walk, lift weights, or even sleep. Sometimes the slightest movement that shortens a muscle can trigger a …

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Under too much pressure? Why deep tissue massage should not be painful.

It is a common misconception that a “deep tissue” is just a massage done with firm pressure. Many also believe that deep tissue is not beneficial unless it’s painful and produces post-massage soreness. However the “No pain, No gain” mentality doesn’t translate into the world of massage therapy. There’s rarely justification for an extremely painful …

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