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Jun 07, 2017

Back Pains: The Common Overlooked Causes and Solutions

Many Back Pains Can be Relieved For You Using My Massage Therapy Service, or By You Using Self Help Skills and Tools to Find and Improve Your Problem.

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Jan 22, 2017

Lower Back Pain: Could It Be Hip, Thigh, Knee, Leg or Foot Problems?

Lower Back Pain: Commonly Caused by Overload and Repeated Overuse of Muscle

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Apr 27, 2012

Are Trigger Points LIke a Mimic, Mime or Ventriloquist?

Trigger Points Are Like Burglars Living in Your House!

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Apr 27, 2012

Trigger Point Massage Therapy

Trigger Point Massage Therapy Is An Organized Method for Treating Pain

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Mar 09, 2012

Pain Mapping Makes Your Health Goals First Priority!

Pain Mapping Reduces Confusion and Gives Real Hope

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Mar 09, 2012

Muscle Pain Causes

Muscle Pain Causes Which You Can Reduce

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Jan 12, 2012

You are the healer, I am the facilitator

Complaints, feedback, questions, requests and concerns are needed to help me refine my service and meet the needs of my clients.

You can teach me what works best for you by telling me when I've gone from "hurts good" to "that's too much!"

Problematic muscle forms into taut bands, so finding the problem is usually obvious, though not always as there are other variables; however, how you feel as I work on the problem is something I can only tell by your facial expressions or your comments.

How much pressure to use is determined by four factors:

1)When muscle first resists my pressure, that is the safest level to start work to get the neuromuscular system to reduce the resting tone and allow the tissue to lengthen. If I use too much pressure, a guarding response happens automatically, and effective results won't happen.

2) Slightly exceeding that resistance, can still get results, as long as it "hurts good", and generally feels comfortable and cooperative. If you feel it might be a little too much, or that you can tolerate it for a bit, that's probably when to say, "That's a little too much."

4) You are the best expert, and authority, about where that "hurts good" crosses over to "that's too much!' You may have to learn to proactively watch for when to say something, but remember we are equals in the process, and you don't have to ignore your discomfort out of deference to the authority of the massage therapist.

You are also the best authority on whether the session was effective overall. Without your feedback, I don't learn and adjust to your individual needs as well, though I have learned, and continue to seek, proactive testing methods to verify my effectiveness in each session.

We achieve the best results working together to achieve your health goals for each massage therapy session, and I respect you as an equal authority with needed input.

Your health goals are first priority.

Thank you,

Todd

Jan 10, 2012

Slow Stretching

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