Recovery and Rehabilitation

7 posts

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy I became interested in research into Lymphedema and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) due to my relationship to the love of my life of 33 years, my wife.  For as long as I have known her she has suffered with congenital lymphedema ( a birth defect of the lymphatic system). Many […]

Meet Perry!

I’ve been doing massage over 12 years and I intimidate to learn that their are two main things that are important to be in an excellent massage therapist. One is to be dedicated student of anatomy and physiology. The more knowledge the therapist has about the tissues, the connective tissues, the fascia, the joints, the […]

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 […]

Joint Care and Stretching

Did you know that most of the tissues in our bodies receive nutrients from our blood circulation, but our joints have very little blood supply? How do the tissues of our joints receive nutrients and hydration, and remove waste? Movement! The movement of our joints causes synovial fluid to circulate throughout the joint capsule, bathing […]

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 flow […]

Medical Massage at Essential Therapy, LLC:

Medical Massage is a growing part of the massage industry. While many people have used massage in the past for aches and pains, the greater medical community is still unsure of how to integrate massage into traditional care; and with the insurance world being unwilling or unable to cover it, massage often is overlooked as […]

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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 […]