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“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)
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
That depends on what your primary issue is. If you’re super-stressed out and need to relax, maybe go for a spa environment where everything is designed to be soothing and comforting–though watch out, they’ll probably try to sell you products while you’re there (usually they get paid by commission). If spa prices are too much… Continue reading Reader Response: Any suggestions on how to find a good massage therapist in a big city?
Not an odd question at all, I’m glad you asked! Tipping massage therapists (and how much you tip) can vary depending on the situation. If you see a massage therapist at a chain–like Elements Therapeutic Massage, Massage Envy, or the like–then the therapist is actually getting very little of the price of the massage, so… Continue reading Reader Response: This is a bit of an odd question, but here goes: I have a gift certificate for a massage. Is it polite to tip the massage therapist, like you would a beautician or a manicurist? If so, is it the same going rate of like 20%?
Seriously. Drink water. Right now. The most abundant tissue in the human body is this stuff called connective tissue; the main component of connective tissue is something called “ground substance,” which is mostly just water with some proteins floating in it. When we’re dehydrated the ground substance gets sticky and thick, much like soup with… Continue reading Drink Water
Gentle PSA from your friendly local neighborhood massage therapist: if you are in an accident of any kind and your neck/ankle/ribs/shoulder/whatever is feeling sore, do not put heat on it. Acute injuries often create inflammation as the body tries to deal with whatever has happened; heat brings blood to an area, which can drastically increase… Continue reading Heat vs. RICE