Fight Chronic Pain with...Sheepskin?

Sheepskin is a natural medical marvel that can benefit anyone, but especially the elderly and those who suffer from chronic pain. As an soft, all-natural fabric with unparalleled comfort value, this material contributes to a healthier, more hygienic environment and lifestyle. Its primary benefits include improving circulation, friction resistance, natural anti-bacterial properties, and sheer comfort value.

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What is cupping therapy?

Most people had no idea what cupping therapy was about until the 2016 summer olympics.  Michael Phelps sported dark purple circles all over his body which left people asking "what the heck is Michael Phelps doing to himself?".  Phelps is a firm believer in an ancient form of Chinese medicine called cupping.  He used it in recovery from all the hard training he endured getting ready for the summer games.  So what is cupping therapy and how does it help?

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Running In Pain? Massage To The Rescue!

Outdoor running season is now upon us!  With that said, more people are getting back into running or running a lot more.  Most runners are used to aches and pains that are associated with the repetition of running on the roads & trails.  However, when the pain from running doesn't go away and persists, it can easily put a halt to your training.  What are some of the conditions that massage can help relieve?  Read on to find out.

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Massage Therapy Is a Process

Recently a client I'll name Joe for privacy's sake came into the office for chronic low back pain.  It was his first visit to my office, and what I call a "massage newbie".  Joe has never had a massage before, and was told by a friend that it may help with his low back problems.  This is when I educated him about the massage process.

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Happy New Years Everyone!

Wow, it sure was a busy 2016.  I hope you all had a great holiday season!  Now that we're getting into 2017, I know many of you are looking to take better care of yourselves.  Whether thats through better eating habits or creating self-care routines, it's important to stick with those new routines (which of course is way easier said than done).

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Sports Massage in Rochester, NY

Did you know that sports massage can enhance athletic performance?  Some athletes see an increase of 30-40% in performance after sports massage.  How is that even possible?  Sports massage is performed on muscles used most during training; so you will be ready come time of the event. 

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The Male Massage Therapist Stigma

I enjoy being in a career field that's predominately women.  I get to "stand out from the crowd" so to speak.  Of course being a male massage therapist does have it's set of challenges to overcome.  There are so many people I could have helped with their pain situation; if they would have let me work on them.  Sadly however many out there wouldn't ever let a guy perform bodywork on them.

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Why You Need Your Pecs Worked On

For years I've performed chair massage at numerous places of business.  The number one complaint most of my clients had were neck & shoulders.  Like 85% of office workers generally had shoulder & back pain.  The pain spots were generally right at the base of the neck or in the shoulder blade region.  Why did most of my clients present with the same type of symptoms?  Because their pectoral muscles were tight.

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Last minute cancellations, Lateness, & no shows

I debated about writing this in fear it would be too negative or too whiney, but it's a topic I would like to get off my chest.  Most practitioners don't like it when clients cancel at the last minute, or when they are consistently late.  Even worse, clients who do not even make the time to notify the office that they will not be coming in that day.  Of course that should be obvious, but let me go more into detail.

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What is "The Fascia"?

Has anyone ever talked to you about the fascia?  Does it sound familiar?  If you ever studied anatomy you may have possibly read about it.  Maybe you heard about it from your chiropractor or massage therapist (I do like to talk about fascia from time to time).  It is a trending word in today's pain science research.  So what is it, and why am I writing about it?

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Continuing Education: My trip to Albany, NY

It's important for any professional to further their knowledge to give the best care for their clients or patients.  In that regard, I make an effort to take as many classes as possible to give the best care for my clients.  Recently, I made a trip to Albany, NY to further my knowledge in massage for pain relief.

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Everyone needs a butt massage!

I generally refer to the butt as the gluteul muscles.  Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius, and Gluteus Minimus to be more specific.  Why is getting massage in this area important though?  First off, did you know that the largest muscle in your body is the Gluteus Maximus?  

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"I don't need massage"

I was sitting at the front desk waiting for my next client the other day when this older patient walks in.  He was coming in to get adjusted by the chiropractor for his lower back pain.  Going about my business, I overheard the chiropractor asking "Why don't you get a massage?  It would help with the adjustment"  His reply was simply "I don't need a massage, just the adjustment will do". 

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When the wheels are about to fall off

Have you ever bought a new car?  It smells great, looks nice, and it drives smooth.  Since it was a new car, you knew it was trustworthy on the road.  Of course, we all know that doesn't last forever.  Time goes by, and that shiny new car will eventually need maintenance after some time on the road.  Does that sound familiar?  How do people relate to the wear and tear of automobiles?

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