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IT Band

What is it? Why should I care? The Iliotibial Band or IT band is very tendinous tisssue, stronger and tougher than muscle tissue and is found below the side of the hip (below the TFL muscle) and travels down the outside of the leg eventually blending with the...

Body Sense Magazine 2018

If you are interested there is some really good information that’s in a condensed in an easy to read format in the new BodySense Magazine which I give free to my clients. In this issue you can peruse information regarding, Tai Chi and benefits with Fibromyalgia,...

Migraines and Massage

I had a client come in today thankfully not in pain but does suffer from migraines. I thought to myself that is one area I have not written about so what a great opportunity. So here it goes. This information comes from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)...

Spring Body Sense

It looks like the sun has arrived and stayed for a bit. The new BodySense is out and there are short informative articles about massage for back pain before pills, how to correctly stretch, dynamic vs static stretching, and when to integrate massage into your sumy...

Low Back Pain What’s the Problem

I took a couple of very exciting continuing ed classes. One in particular has some new information on how to treat low back pain. The class was presented by Ben Benjamin, a massage therapist, educator, and author, who has published articles in many medical journals....