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By: The Healthy Fix  09-12-2011
Keywords: Massage Therapy, nervous system

Everyday activities basically determine just how and where we develop Repetitive Strain Injury and the inevitable Muscle Spasm relationship that develops. Tasks we perform over and over – static, awkward positions we assume daily are at the root of the problem. Does this sound familiar? And it doesn’t happen out-of-the-blue as much as it seems – it’s usually accumulative. We..

Jaw pain – Temporo Mandibular Joint Syndrome or TMJ. Massage Therapy can often be the solution to seemingly unrelated problems. TMJ-related tension headaches is an excellent example. Patients that we have seen are often surprised that muscle imbalance and tightness in their jaw muscles are directly contributing to their headaches. In many cases, patients may experience referral pains..

We all experience Stress in our lives, it’s normal. The trick is learning how to manage it. Sometimes stress levels can increase to the point where it negatively affects our lives. When we feel threatened (stressed) our sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) is stimulated. If the threat of stress is removed after a short time, there is no problem. But continued Stress moves the body..

Ever twist or roll your ankle? Just about everyone out there has at one time or another. This is very common form of sprain. In the short-term (48-72 hrs after), we will dispel the hot vs. cold confusion and aquaint you with your new best friend the Icepack, not the hot-tub. And massage, yes massage, is indicated even during this early stage with certain considerations: generally on-site ..

We move, we play, we wreck ourselves! Sports bring out the best and worst in us, and when we fall, we fall hard. Every type of injury can result from our relentless pursuit of bettering our performance, setting personal goals, or just having fun. We don’t always bring it upon ourselves or even ask for it (ever been gooned?), but it’s an understood risk in any sporting activity..

The vast majority of headaches are muscle tension related, or cervicogenic in nature. They arise from tightness in the neck/shoulder region hands down. You can have a splitting, wicked headache you’d swear is a Migraine – maybe even self-diagnose it as a Migraine  – but realistically, it may just be a bad headache. The good news is both Muscle Tension Headaches and..

Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by the neck bending forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa. The injury usually involves the muscles and ligaments of the neck. Most whiplash injuries are the result of a collision that includes sudden acceleration or deceleration of the vehicle or when a person is involved in a rear-end automobile collision. Symptoms of..

A broad range of complaints fall under the category of Inflammatory. Whenever you pull a muscle, or have a flare-up of an inflammatory arthritide (rheumatoid arthritis), the resulting of inflammation is common and getting it under control is key. Regardless of the source of the inflammation, you will indeed feel pain. Inflammation is the body’s..

Massage Therapists are trained to treat and apply the appropriate techniques with circulatory and respiratory conditions of conditions – everything from varicose veins, diabetes, and hypertension to chronic congestive heart failure and bronchitis. With careful Case History intake, consideration is given to pre-existing conditions and then safe treatment is performed. The Fix treats many..

Keywords: Massage Therapy, nervous system

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A trigger point is a hyper-irritable spot usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or its fascia that is painful on compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain, tenderness, and autonomic phenomena – they reduce full range of motion by preventing full lengthening of the muscle.


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As a growing number of healthcare professionals – such as chiropractors, naturopaths, and physiotherapists – educate themselves on the benefits of providing relief to soft tissue injury, one thing is certain. Clichés abound, “I work well under pressure”, “the pressure is getting to me”, or “I can’t handle the stress anymore”, we have all used them before and commonly more than once.