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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 […]

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 […]

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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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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 […]