Integrative medicine

9 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Destination Marathon!

Is an international marathon on your bucket list? Great! But what if you don’t want to sit on an international flight, cramped between a smelly child and a man who snores, before you see your massage therapist? (You DO see a massage therapist after a long race, right? Right…?) Well, have I got the thing for […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Scar Tissue – You Don’t Have to Live With It

So you’ve had surgery, broken a bone, or pulled, over-stretched, strained, sprained or torn a muscle. Whatever the case may be, from an injury point of view, the initial healing process is all the same. Why you have Scar Tissue Whether a muscle is damaged due to an accident, surgically cut, or injured during use, […]