Self Care Articles
Is Groin Pain Ruining Your Sex Life?
The Pectineus The Pectineus muscle is a flat, triangular-shaped muscle located in the inner thigh. It lies deep within the hip and upper thigh area, near the groin. This muscle plays an important role in movement and stability, but can also be a source of pain for many
Groin Pain? Your adductors are tight!
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?
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, discomfort in the shoulder blade region is caused
It Shouldn’t Hurt To Shake Hands!
Does it Hurt to Shake Hands? Finger Extensor Muscles Extensor Indicis There are several finger extensor muscles. They include Digitorum, Indicis, and Digiti Minimi. If you have knots (trigger points) in any of these muscles you will feel it down the forearm
Stop Jaw Pain with this One Technique
Stop Jaw Pain with This One Technique! The Masseter Last year on America's Got Talent a man tried to carve an apple while it was in his assistant's mouth. The stunt was a complete fail and since the girl had to hold the apple for so long, she couldn't
Do you have pain in your shoulder when you rub your lower back?
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
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
The Many Benefits of Celery Juice
I recently finished "Celery Juice" by the Medical Medium. I started drinking celery juice about 3 weeks ago on the advice of Tony Robbins. I was told it could clear toxins out of the body and help with a plethora of health problems. I didn't have too many health
I Splurged On A Weekly Massage To See If It Would Cure My Pain
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
Why can I only sleep sitting up?
Why Can I Only Sleep Sitting Up? The Scalene Muscles Is it only comfortable for you to sleep sitting up? You may have trigger points in the scalene muscles. The scalenes are made up of 4 muscles: the anterior, medius, minimus, and posterior scalenes. These muscles are a common
How to Stop Pain in 3 Steps
How to Stop Pain in 3 Steps Imagine you are at work, and your back starts to ache. You try to ignore it at first, but the pain gets worse and worse. Eventually, you have to go home because you can't take the pain anymore. Does this sound familiar?
4 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Get a Good Night's Sleep 4 ways to improve your sleep March is fun for a few reasons. Exciting basketball, green beer, and a confused body clock. Wait, that's not fun. March is when we attempt to shake off the winter doldrums and see the light at the end
Tennis Elbow Treatment
The Supinator Muscle How To Fix Tennis Elbow You've just sat down to watch the new Bachelorette and you reach over to grab your cup for a sip of water. Next thing you know, there's water everywhere and your elbow has a shooting pain in it. That's "tennis elbow".
Treating Trigger Points in the Serratus Anterior
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?
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
The Commonly Overlooked Cause of Lower Back Pain
The Commonly Overlooked Cause of Lower Back Pain The Gluteus Medius Almost every day I have a client say, "ow! I didn't know I was sore there". They say this about the commonly overlooked cause of lower back pain--the gluteus medius. The gluteus medius' job is to stabilize the
How To Get a Great Massage
How to Get a Great Massage Optimize your massage experience How to Get a Great Massage Tip #1 Get to your massage early! If you are a repeat customer, get to your massage about 5 minutes early. That will give you enough time to go to the bathroom and
Cause of Thumb Joint Pain Not What You Would Expect
The Brachialis Cause of Thumb Joint Pain The brachialis lies under the bicep muscle in the upper arm. When there are trigger points in it, they mostly refer down to cause thumb joint pain. The pain will sometimes extend upward over the deltoid as well. The brachialis only
Different Ways to Use Essential Oils
Essential Oils Different Ways to Use Essential Oils In a Massage Use 5-7 drops in 1 oz of carrier oil such as coconut oil, jojoba oil or almond oil. Massage into whichever body part you would like. Steam Inhalation Pour steaming hot water into a bowl with 2 drops
How to Treat Carpal Tunnel Pain
How do you know if you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome How many of you have had tingling pain in your wrist and hand that has woken you up in the middle of the night? This may be an indicator that you have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). CTS is related