Help Me Forget

Normally when patients make a request for specific treatment — usually for a neck and shoulder massage — it’s from spending WAY too much time at their computer or on their phone (text-neck).  But these days, it’s also a plea to forget about COVID-19 at least for an hour or so. COVID-19 is …

Sports Massage

With the weather finally here, we can get out there and enjoy ourselves without the prospect of injury. Here are some strategies to prevent an injury from becoming debilitating. RULES: 1. Know how the injury happened. Check skills and movement pattern, frequency of injury of the specific joint …

Help My Aching Back

I always thought it was pretty straightforward in getting out of a chair. How difficult could it be? The challenge for many people especially those suffering from low back pain, is how to get out of a chair without adding more pain to your already tired and sore body. For those suffering with low back pain, it has …

Partner Massage

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner (especially since I’m writing this on a cold winter’s day), I thought I would deviate just a little bit to give you some tips on creating a treat for you and your partner. 1. start on the lower legs, ankle and feet Using both hands, glide your hands Up from the ankle to the knee, while …

Massage Therapy

We (our profession), have been discovered! There was a great article in January/February 2019 edition of The Costco Connection on Massage Therapy, which gave a good overview on the benefits of massage that didn’t downplay our contributions to health care. The opening line: Many people consider massages a luxury. …

Weekend Warrior

E. is a weekend warrior, although his injury occurred on a Wednesday. Like many “athletes,” E. primarily plays his sports on the weekend or fits them into his schedule on an ad hoc basis. These sports are usually: hockey, baseball, cycling. Most are team sports, but ones that require intense exercise or bursts of …