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Clear Out That Head Cold: manual lymph drainage for the head

Another Youtube link, this time for those of us–myself included–who are dealing with some stage of head colds. The terrible, terrible head colds. Will I ever breathe again? Scientists are skeptical. Anyway, if you find yourself stuck with plugged ears, a blocked nose, or just that nasty cement feeling in your head, then try this… Continue reading Clear Out That Head Cold: manual lymph drainage for the head

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Reader Response: As a massage therapist, could you give a rundown on what you would recommend for a client? What exactly are the benefits of Thai vs shiatsu vs deep tissue?

Well, first off: Thai and shiatsu are both deep tissue massage. All that “deep tissue” means is that it’s having an effect on the deeper tissues of the body beyond the initial layer of skin, connective tissue, and maybe the top layer of muscles. There are LOTS of muscle layers in the body–at any one… Continue reading Reader Response: As a massage therapist, could you give a rundown on what you would recommend for a client? What exactly are the benefits of Thai vs shiatsu vs deep tissue?

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We Are All Ghosts (made of connective tissue)

“Doris Taylor doesn’t take it as an insult when people call her Dr Frankenstein. “It was actually one of the bigger compliments I’ve gotten,” she says — an affirmation that her research is pushing the boundaries of the possible. Given the nature of her work as director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart… Continue reading We Are All Ghosts (made of connective tissue)

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Of Energetic Exchange and Captain America

Before I became a massage therapist, I NEVER believed in woo-woo ~energy~ things. Crystals, auras, all of that–it all sounded pretty farfetched. Since I’ve started working in this field, though, I’ve had to revise that opinion based on simple empirical, first-hand experiences. I have gotten nausea, headaches, and anxiety from clients before. It’s a very… Continue reading Of Energetic Exchange and Captain America