massaging scoliosis

Massaging scoliosis This post refers to an S-curve scoliosis. When the client is in prone, the right ribs can be felt to protrude posteriorly exhibiting a right rib hump and the lower left lumbar area and pelvis can be felt to protrude posteriorly.   Areas of...

Tight glutes

When there is atrophy/inhibition of the right glute, there is commonly found palpable tightness or hypertrophy of the synergistic- hamstrings and Quadratus Lumborum on the ipsilateral side. If the “roundness” of the glute is found to be lacking, it is...

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow Otherwise known as “lateral epicondylitis” is a common condition affecting office workers as well as tennis players due to the increased use of finger extension using a keyboard. As a massage therapist I have identified the “Extensor...

Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage is an effective way to relax and has been shown to(1): Reduce prenatal complications Reduce depression, anxiety and back pain Reduce birth pain and length of birth by up to 3 hours The most appreciable reductions in complications came from depressed...

Tension headaches

Cervico-genic headaches or “tension headaches” are a common cause of pain with clients, usually they are present with those under a lot of stress and who spend a lot of time sitting down. Manipulative therapy may help reduce the frequency of tension...