Alternative Medicine


Update following 4/19 Board Meeting

Please check back as this post will be expanded as I figure out how to articulate the various items that were addressed. See previous posts here (with sample letter to send to NCBMBT) and here.   Overall, the public comment portion of the meeting went very much like we would have wanted it to. I was […]


URGENT- Help Protect Your Massage Therapists!

URGENT!! Keep your massage therapist from closing! #ShowUsYourLMBTs #LookBeforeYouBookAMassage LookBeforeYouBookAMassage.com Please visit this volunteer organized website for more information on how to protect yourself and the public. In Raleigh? Join us on April 19th to protest the changes proposed by the Board. https://www.facebook.com/events/2137169223197009/ Please check out THIS POST for updates! Recently the North Carolina Board of […]


KinesioTex Tape- Train like an Olympian

If you’ve watched the Olympics over the past several Games, you probably have seen at least a few athletes with some crazy looking tape on their shoulders or knees. I’m sure you’ve wondered “what it could possibly be doing?” or “why does it split like that?” or even “should they be competing if they need […]


Alternative vs Holistic vs Homeopathic

There are a lot of terms that get thrown around when people are trying to be healthy. What do they really mean? Here is a quick rundown of the biggest and most often confused ones. Alternative Care: Alternative or Complementary medicine (CAM) is a constantly changing term, colloquially used to mean “not major medical.” It […]


Race Recover Repeat

  Marathon season is coming. But are you ready? Whether this is your first or your 50th, you’ve probably learned about a new… tweak your body is trying out this year. It seems as soon as you figure out one problem, another one crops up. It’s not your imagination. Your brain has a very simple […]


https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjs1322/1141484557/

Stretching notes

With all the new research into stretching, it’s hard to be sure you’re doing it right. Should you move or not? Bounce it out? Hold it? What is dynamic stretching, and how is it different from a warm up jog? Why Stretch? Of course, some of us still think we don’t need to stretch because […]


How to get the most out of your massage therapist

OK so the title of this post is a little misleading. It’s not about how to get the most out of your MASSAGE therapist. This is useful for any health care provider. Replace “I read on the internet” with “I’m concerned about this; why is this your recommendation?” With as many ‘Google accredited doctors’ as […]

https://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/4058808950/in/photolist-7bEsuE-r13b4R-7sg7KY-o1i2yr-9K1yvd-oaaZKo-7Z4k36-ptXXa8-9834p4-9866ZQ-nwArVe-eCkWU1-pi9yZ7-6bjNnM-pcsLQ8-cVmVeU-7UpWJQ-9ia4vV-5bSFmb-cvUW9h-5M3xBP-8v965i-bJa73p-8FXtJW-6LyK5M-8Gfay3-bstX1u-eXifHF-b4BjCt-4unt5o-8ScvDb-dimKKt-5s6r3-bTapn4-5hJpGj-pPE8XU-5Xm58e-5Xwfkj-e3wE8G-7Z7xDN-i1rARn-4qpjFz-7G7YVD-gauDod-759mUi-eH1XSr-hGJqjz-o3wN4Z-gmKeca-gmKr82

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pswansen/5874612932/in/photostream/

Massage and other Alternative Therapies for Post- Accident Care.

Or: Why Your Body needs a Tune-up, too. So you’ve been in a car accident. You’ve collected insurance information, pictures, police reports and, somehow, you managed to keep your cool. Now all you want to do is go relax. A massage would be a great thing, right?  Massage and Post-accident Pain So why does massage […]


Therapeutic vs Relaxation Massage

What’s the big deal? A massage is a massage, right? If this is the first thing that occurs to you, chances are good that you’ve never had a true therapeutic massage. (It may also be called remedial, medical, clinical…) An important thing to note: a deep tissue massage is not automatically a therapeutic massage. So […]


How to receive a massage

If you’ve never had a massage before, especially for therapeutic work, the idea can be intimidating. If you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your time, consider the following guidelines to help choose the best therapist.   Gather Information Find out what experience your therapist has, especially in your problem area […]