Category: Massage

Registered Massage Therapy versus Massage
February 2, 2013 Massage Brian Fulton

Is there a difference between massage and massage therapy?   What does the word massage mean to you? Like any word, it can mean many different things to many different people. Touch therapy is documented as far back as 2000 B.C., but undoubtedly predates writing and maybe even language. The actual word massage has French
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Neck and Shoulder Tension
February 5, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Massage,Neck and Shoulders Brian Fulton

The Art of Letting Go One of the most common complaints I hear as a massage therapist is concerning neck and shoulder tension. We are all actually hardwired to store tension in this area of the body. If you look at anyone surprised by a loud noise or any sudden stressor, you will see their
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Acupressure
February 5, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Massage Brian Fulton

Practicing an Ancient Art Acupressure is an ancient healing art developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago that uses the fingers to press key points on the skin to supposedly stimulate the body’s own natural defences. Of course, science didn’t exist in those days, so acupressure is more of an art than a science.  But
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Dealing With Muscle Cramps
February 4, 2012 Exercise,Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Massage Brian Fulton

  Virtually everyone experiences a muscle cramp at some point in time. They can be mild or extremely painful. Strictly speaking, a muscle cramp is an involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. This causes a palpable hardening of the involved muscle. Our immediate instinctual (and correct) reaction would be to try to
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Dealing With Muscle Pain and Soreness
February 4, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Massage,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  Everyone has aches and pains, some more than others. Whether your soreness is due to posture, activity, aging or even genetics, you need to get relief from pain that lasts more than a day or two. A muscle that does not get enough rest time is a common cause of soreness. This can be
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