Tuesday
Apr102018

Massage Therapy and Migraines

The terminology of “migraine” is sometimes used to describe the symptomology of a headache; however the manifestation is characterized differently. Migraines typically present with pain so severe it can be literally debilitating, often felt on one side of the head only, and accompanied by aura, nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to sound and light.

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Monday
Apr092018

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain in the muscles of the body along with fatigue. People with fibromyalgia have number of “tender points” on the body and an increased sensitivity to various things that are not normally painful or unpleasant. They can also experience high levels of fatigue that are disproportionate to their activity levels and sleep. 

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Monday
Apr092018

High Ankle Sprain

A high ankle sprain is an injury to the higher ankle ligaments, which are located above the ankle joint . The most common ankle sprain that many of us have had, affects the lower ligaments of the ankle. 

These high ankle ligaments connect your tibia (shin bone) to the fibula (outside leg bone). The injury involves the syndesmosis between the lower tibia and fibula just above the ankle joint. 

Your syndesmosis is a fibrous joint where the two leg bones are connected together by ligaments or connective tissue and usually have very little mobility. 

 High ankle sprains are much less common but are more disabling than your traditional lower ankle sprain.  

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Thursday
Jan252018

Massage for Sinus Drainage and Sinusitis

Most people who have received a massage have most likely experienced their sinuses draining, or noticed a stuffy nose start to come on as the massage progressed. Why is it that this happens, and can massage therapy help?

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Thursday
Jan252018

What is a Hip Labral Tear?

The hip or acetabular labrum is a ridge of cartilage that runs around the rim of your hip joint socket. Its purpose is to make the hip socket deeper and more stable. The labrum can be torn from its attachment and cause pain, clicking or catching.

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