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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, discomfort in the shoulder blade region is caused

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

The Commonly Overlooked Cause of Lower Back Pain

By |February 9th, 2021|

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

Cause of Thumb Joint Pain Not What You Would Expect

By |February 9th, 2020|

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

By |September 4th, 2019|

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

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