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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

Why Does It Hurt Between My Shoulder Blades?

By |May 5th, 2022|

Understanding Pain Between the Shoulder Blades Experiencing a deep, burning sensation between the shoulder blades is not uncommon. This type of pain, known as interscapular pain, may leave you wondering about its origins. Often, such discomfort in the shoulder blade area arises from muscle strains or overextensions, particularly due

Do you have pain in your shoulder when you rub your lower back?

By |May 1st, 2022|

Back Rub Test Coracobrachialis Muscle If you're experiencing pain in your upper arm and shoulder, the culprit may be the coracobrachialis muscle. This muscle is located underneath the pec muscle, and can often be a source of pain and discomfort. Fortunately, there is a simple test you can do

Carpal Tunnel and Massage | How To Massage Carpal Tunnel

By |April 30th, 2022|

Massage for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs from repetitive stress that causes pain due to increased inflammation in the area. The pain is due to nerve ischemia or a temporary lack of oxygen to the nerve. Because doctors will only do carpal tunnel surgery as a last

I Splurged On A Weekly Massage To See If It Would Cure My Pain

By |April 29th, 2022|

I Splurged On A Weekly Massage To See If It Would Cure My Chronic Pain At $1-$2 per minute (plus gratuity), massages don’t come cheap. But pain medication isn't without side effects, and there's nothing fun about feeling achy all the time. I decided I'd invest in weekly massages

Treating Trigger Points in the Serratus Anterior

By |February 16th, 2021|

Serratus Anterior Muscle Pain Does it hurt to breathe? Did it start after a really long run or after you were sick?Have you ever experienced a sharp, burning sensation in your shoulder blade or chest? You may be experiencing pain in your serratus anterior muscle. This muscle is located

Does Massage Work for Bursitis?

By |February 16th, 2021|

Does Massage work for Bursitis?   A bursa is a small, flat fluid filled sac that reduces friction between tendons and bones. Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, caused by overuse.   Some things that would make bursitis more likely to occur are muscle imbalances, poor biomechanics, postural problems

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