Massage Therapy School- Acupressure: Part 1

My experiences at massage therapy school were life changing. The environment was welcoming, my peers were encouraging and open-minded, and the instructors were brought in from throughout the United States because of their knowledge, experience, and passion to share with others. My tendency to take a lot of notes served me well as I extracted copious amounts of … Continue reading Massage Therapy School- Acupressure: Part 1

Massage Therapy School- Clinical Sports: Part I

My experiences at massage therapy school were life changing. The environment was welcoming, my peers were encouraging and open-minded, and the instructors were brought in from throughout the United States because of their knowledge, experience, and passion to share with others. My tendency to take a lot of notes served me well as I extracted copious amounts of … Continue reading Massage Therapy School- Clinical Sports: Part I

NSAIDs for Muscle Aches and Soreness

Question: Should athletes take NSAIDs to combat muscle aches and soreness? Athletes sustain a variety of muscle injuries throughout their careers. These injuries include, but are not limited to the following: strain- located at the myotendinous junction caused by unaccustomed explosive movements; contusion injury- vascular damage within a muscle caused by direct contact; myofiber injury- … Continue reading NSAIDs for Muscle Aches and Soreness

Chronic Pain: Bodywork Considerations

The following is a compilation of my notes from ABMP's Webinar entitled "Body-Mind: Topic 5, Chronic Pain: Body-Mind Considerations for Hands-On Work" by Til Luchau On pain... "We are often more frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality." ~Seneca, 4BC-AD65 *Back surgery and talk therapy can improve chronic pain the … Continue reading Chronic Pain: Bodywork Considerations