Massage has come a long way

In the last decade massage has come a long way. You can still get basic massage therapy that feels really good for several days, but nothing is fixed. Therapeutic bodywork was started with the research of Dr. Ida Rolf. Today most advanced techniques are...

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Why does my hand feel numb?

Hand numbness is usually caused by damage, irritation or compression of one of the nerves or a branch of one of the nerves in your arm and wrist. Diseases affecting the peripheral nerves, such as diabetes, also can cause numbness, although with diabetes...

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What is aging?

Aging, yes, it is the process of growing older. But what does that mean? If it only has to do with how many years you have lived then everybody your age would look and feel the same. We know that is not true. A few years ago, I saw 4 men finishing a day of snow skiing...

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Hamstrings as puppet strings

Think of the hamstrings as the puppet strings for the feet. When the lateral one pulls harder the foot turns outward. If the medial ones are stronger the foot turns inward. When your client is face down, bend the knee at 90 degrees and level the foot. Whichever way...

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Solutions to common knee pain

Chondromalacia is the most frequent knee problem that you will see in your practice. The back of the kneecap is no longer smooth because of imbalance of the quadriceps. The vastus lateralis pulls on the patella harder than the vastus medialis causing the patella to...

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