Trigger Point Therapy Resources

By |2020-08-14T16:35:26-08:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Anatomy, Selfcare, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In this condition, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) causes pain in the muscle and sometimes in seemingly unrelated parts of your body. This is called referred pain. This syndrome typically [...]

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How to Take an Epsom Salt Bath

By |2020-08-06T15:49:21-08:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: How to, Selfcare, Stuff, TDC front|

Have you taken an epsom salt bath recently? Or ever? If not, you're in for a real treat! Epsom salt (i.e., magnesium sulfate), and epsom salt baths, have been around for centuries. Traditionally, people take an epsom salt bath to soothe sore, [...]

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How is understanding breathing practical and/or useful to me?

By |2018-08-22T12:12:09-08:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Anatomy, Selfcare|Tags: , , , , , , |

It all started with a simple and innocent question: what is breathing and is it different from respiration? We answered the question, which led us to our first follow-up question, how do other systems of the body contribute to and/or affect respiration? This, naturally, led [...]

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How do other systems of the body contribute to or affect respiration?

By |2018-08-20T16:49:43-08:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Anatomy, Selfcare|Tags: , , , , , , |

Now that we answered our initial question, what is breathing and is it different from respiration, we arrive at our first follow-up question. How do other systems of the body contribute to or affect respiration? In the articles we researched, the respiratory [...]

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What is breathing? And is it different from respiration?

By |2018-08-20T16:49:43-08:00April 29th, 2018|Categories: Anatomy, Selfcare|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As a person, I am interested in breathing because it is, quite possibly, the most important thing I do daily. Breathing is an autonomic process. It is something that I don't have to think about,  and I do it in my sleep. [...]

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TLB_Abdominals

By |2018-08-20T16:49:44-08:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Hojo undō, Selfcare|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

List of poses/positions for The Lazy Beetle Abdominals exercise: Breathe Inchworm down Inchworm up Surfboard Lower Shoulder crawl Roll side Breathe The first pose in The Lazy Beetle Abdominals exercise is breathe. Here, you lay in the Basic Supine Position [...]

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DIY Contrast Bathing: Hot…cold, hot, cold—got it!

By |2018-08-20T16:51:14-08:00May 19th, 2013|Categories: Selfcare|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Wow, we've been gathering dandelions, raking hay, and gardening all day. Our: hands, feet, backs, fronts, and sides, hurt. Ow. What to do when nobody's around to massage sore muscles or everybody's too beat to move said muscles? DIY contrast bathing! [...]

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There’s no business like snow business

By |2018-08-20T16:51:14-08:00February 13th, 2013|Categories: Selfcare|Tags: , , , , , , |

A winter vacation paradise in Thailand in February…aaah. What can living in Maine teach a massage therapist about Thai Massage? Thai people will readily admit that the only two seasons they have are “hot and hotter” and most Thai spas [...]

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