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Low Back Pain?  Check the Psoas Muscle First!

Low Back Pain? Check the Psoas Muscle First!

June 2, 2012 No Comments

The psoas (pronounced so-az) is located in your low back – specifically on your lumbar spine – and inserts on a bone called the lesser trochanter, which is located on your upper, inner thigh. When this muscle is fired up (in spasm or slightly contracted), a whole myriad of issues, conditions, aches, and pains show […]

What to do if You’ve Been in an Accident

What to do if You’ve Been in an Accident

July 16, 2011 No Comments

So, you’re sitting at a red light and you look in the rear view mirror and see that a car is coming toward you at a speed that doesn’t indicate that he or she is going to stop.  It’s apparent that the person doesn’t see you.  Within seconds you put your foot on the break […]

Giving Back to the Community – With Your Hands

Giving Back to the Community – With Your Hands

July 12, 2011 No Comments

Sometimes I work on people who simply can’t afford massage.  I tell them to “give me what they can.”  I do it out of the kindness of my heart, knowing I’m not going to receive a large payment in the form of “dollars” in return.  They give me from $20 to $40 for an hour […]

A Technique for the Forearms

A Technique for the Forearms

June 24, 2011 No Comments

Simply put, the forearms are over used and rarely given any attention.   What I’m doing  right now as I type is using my hand and finger flexors and extensors.  When I massage I’m using my hand and finger flexors and extensors.  When I drive and grab the steering wheel, I use my hand and […]

Massage Therapist Overcomes Long Odds: “You Have to Play the Hand that is Dealt to You”

Massage Therapist Overcomes Long Odds: “You Have to Play the Hand that is Dealt to You”

June 20, 2011 No Comments

I found a great story that I’d love to share.  It gives us therapists an in depth feeling and experience of what it’s like to close your eyes while giving a massage and how important it is.  I’ve closed my eyes many times while giving a massage and found that it gives my client and […]

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