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…]
Building on a previous post where I mentioned that Plantar Fasciitis should more accurately be referred to as “Plantar Fasciosis“, we’re revisiting that discussion in more depth. It’s important to understand the physiological differences in these conditions, because it helps us to provide more effective treatment. More appropriate treatment means faster recovery with less chance of re-injury. [Read more…]
About 3 percent of people around the world have scoliosis, the majority of whom are girls and women (reference). Scoliosis is characterized by a lateral/sideways “S” or “C” curve in the spine. Depending on the severity of an individual’s curvature, it can have a significant impact on breathing and the functioning of certain organs. Different strategies and interventions exist to try and prevent scoliosis from getting worse or reverse it altogether. Before we delve into the role that Thai Massage can play, here are some essentials. [Read more…]
When you think of a “deep tissue massage” you’re typically led to believe that this is going to be an inherently painful experience. This misconception is a widely believed notion. Not only should deep tissue massage NOT be painful, I’m going to tell you that if it’s painful it’s not actually as deep tissue as you want it to be. [Read more…]
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a reasonably common condition that we really should know more about. The more we know, the greater chance we have of avoiding it altogether. It also may help us help others a little more. [Read more…]
Inflammation gets a really bad rap these days. It’s become the “buzzword” for marketers, supplement developers and our yoga community. The most unfortunate thing is it’s pretty much exclusively described as the bad guy. And that’s really not the truth. [Read more…]
There are many reports of feeling post-massage soreness a day or two after a regular Swedish Massage session. This is more pronounced when deeper tissues are accessed with stronger/heavier pressure. The interesting thing is that Thai Massage rarely induces this feeling. Why is this the case? [Read more…]
“Massage is the oldest form of medicine known to humans” ~ Unknown.
Massage can help us in so many ways when it comes to the process of cancer treatment and recovery. There are numerous psychological and emotional benefits to being touched and cared for physically, when you’re going through such a grueling and isolating condition.[Read more…]