Category Archives: Research

How often should you get massage?

Until recently, your massage therapist relied upon her or his experience to give you guidance. I’ve usually been reluctant to recommend that clients with come more than once a week, no matter what their issue, partly because of the expense, … Continue reading

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Massage for headaches originating in the neck

Many headaches, especially those which are one-sided, are caused by neck tension or problems with the cervical spine. The technical term for this is a cervicogenic headache. The pain is actually referred from the neck to the head. They are … Continue reading

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The joy of an open access article

Most of you are probably not science nerds like me, but I was searching on google scholar for research articles on acupuncture published in 2013 or later and found one immediately onĀ  PLOS| One, which is an open access journal. … Continue reading

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It isn’t the lactic acid

I am often asked by my massage clients what massage is doing to their muscles. One of their common misconceptions, especially when they have recently over-exercised and their muscles are sore, is that it is removing lactic acid from their … Continue reading

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