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Massage and Depression – What Can Help

By |May 25th, 2022|

Massage and Depression An estimated 1 in 10 adults in the United States suffers from some kind of depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Left-handed American adults make up about the same percentage. Yet while left-handedness is seen today as a quirky curiosity (or sometimes an advantage,

How to Keep Going When You Want To Give Up on Life

By |May 25th, 2022|

How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up on Life TRIGGER WARNING: This post references suicidal thoughts and may be triggering to some people. Since my first post on Tiny Buddha entitled “ Why I Didn’t Kill Myself and Why You Shouldn’t Either ,” I’ve been doing

I Made One Easy Change And It Nearly Nixed My Post-Workout Pain

By |May 24th, 2022|

The One Simple Habit Eliminated My Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness I've always loved cycling: I was on the cycling team when I was in college, and for a long time afterward I continued to road race. What I never loved was the resulting pain in my knees, calves, and

Pain is Weird

By |May 24th, 2022|

The Brain-Pain Connection Science reveals a volatile, misleading sensation that is often more than just a symptom, and sometimes worse than whatever started it Pain is weird. It is not just a message from injured tissues to be accepted at face value, but a complex experience that is thoroughly

Frozen Shoulder – The Subscapularis

By |May 24th, 2022|

The Subscapularis Frozen Shoulder Have you ever experienced pain so bad in your shoulder joint that you couldn't move it? It got progressively worse until it was considered "frozen shoulder" or adhesive capsulitis? The Subscapularis is one of the 4 rotator cuff muscles. It sits between the shoulder blade

Do Americans prefer physical therapy to painkillers?

By |May 19th, 2022|

Which Would You Choose? Physical Therapy or Painkillers? If you would try just about anything before taking prescription opioids to treat physical pain , you’re not alone. According to a new report , most Americans would rather use a drug-free approach. In a study from nearly 6,300 adults, 78

5 Tips for Neck and Shoulder Care Between Massage Appointments

By |May 7th, 2022|

5 Tips for Neck and Shoulder Issues People with neck and shoulder issues often have their pain return before their next massage appointment. Work, play and children all make demands on the body. A dull ache can quickly turn into a burning pain. That becomes uncomfortable especially while folding

Groin Pain? Your adductors are tight!

By |May 5th, 2022|

Groin Pain? Why Are My Adductor Muscles Sore The adductor muscles (the groin muscles) are made of 4 muscles: the adductor longus, brevis, magnus and the gracilis. Adductor Longus &  Brevis The adductor longus is the most common cause of groin pain. Tight adductor muscle symptoms in the

Why Does It Hurt Between My Shoulder Blades?

By |May 5th, 2022|

Why does it hurt between my shoulder blades? A burning pain between the shoulder blades often referred to as interscapular pain, is a regular occurrence. You may be asking why am I having pain across my shoulder blades. In most cases, this discomfort is caused by muscle strain as

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