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Fantastic Fascia 

The Miracle Beneath Our Skin

When we think of what lies underneath our skin, words like epidermis and dermis, muscle and bone, and blood vessels and nerves all come to mind. But what also lies beneath the skin—working small little miracles every second—is something called fascia.  

Ever heard of it? Your massage or bodywork therapist may have used this word before during your sessions, but what is it exactly? 

Caring for Our Elders Through Touch 

When I arrived for our massage session, my client Mary’s eyes were devoid of awareness, as if she were there only in body. Mary is an Alzheimer’s patient at a special memory care facility in Westminster, Colorado. She barely speaks, and when she does, her words cannot be understood. When I first began volunteering massage services to seniors years ago, I was nervous around clients like Mary, because communication is so important to the therapist-client relationship. In a case like Mary’s, however, communication is challenging and requires an approach beyond words.

Touch for Trauma

Bodywork for Survivors

The numbers are staggering. In the United States, a person is assaulted or beaten by their intimate partner every five seconds, and approximately three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day.

Fall Headache Triggers

A change in seasons introduces many new environmental factors that can trigger migraines and headaches, such as cooler weather, changes in barometric pressure and humidity levels, wind, and allergens. Learn about the common headache triggers that overshadow fall.

Is Your Back Killing You at Work?

Here are 5 tips that can help

The work day ends, but the back pain doesn’t. Sitting all day at a computer takes a toll on our backs. Yet, for a large percentage of Americans, sitting in front of a computer sums up their job description. And that work-related back pain that starts out minor can soon become severe, causing problems in all areas of your life.

Muscle Energy Technique

Muscle Energy Technique is a direct, noninvasive manual therapy used to normalize joint dysfunction and increase range of motion. The practitioner evaluates the primary areas of dysfunction in order to place the affected joints in precise positions that enable the client to perform gentle isometric contractions. These directed movements help correct neuromuscular and joint difficulties.

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