Especially in movement education, we hear a lot of talk about how flexibility training can give people longer muscles, like hamstrings for example. But is that actually what’s happening? Let’s zoom in and take a closer look at what flexibility training does. [Read more…]
Pain is not what you think it is. This article is a culmination of an important email series that tackles some of the most mind-blowing facts about pain! A subject this important and this complex takes time to dissect and present, so even though you’ll need a bit of time here, it’s worth it. Not only will this tutorial help you to understand pain better, as long as you utilize the information within, it should also lead to better self-management of pain.
To start with, I want to tell you that pain is all in your head.
Many people suffer from both ganglions and generalized pain in the wrists. The exercises below are designed to help reduce both of these things. These exercises come from personal experience, where my own ganglion cyst in my right wrist has shrunk, and is no longer painful after having done these exercises religiously for a month. I avoided surgery with them (cancelled my appointment)! [Read more…]
When it comes to massage pressure, there’s a full spectrum of “intensity”. Some people prefer less pressure, while others like more generous pressure. Quite often this is associated with their tolerance for, or their preference for sensation. Yet, it’s not quite that simple. Pain is never that simple. [Read more…]
I’m glad you asked! So here’s the thing, there’s a lot of misunderstanding about what toxins actually are, so let’s tackle that first.
The truth about toxins.
Toxins is a word that is thrown around a lot. Too much in fact. Without really being understood. [Read more…]
When you hear [or say] “I have knots in my back”, you’re really being told about a range of different physiological phenomena. One of these, and possibly the most common, is myofascial trigger points (TrPs). They can show up almost anywhere in your body, and they can seemingly have no known cause. TrPs can also cause a surprising amount of pain and discomfort, and their patterns of pain aren’t generally localized to the area of insult, but often referred to other regions of the body. Trigger Points are tricky beasts that can create surprisingly intense and odd sensations given that the physiology behind them is relatively subtle. [Read more…]