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Trigger Points Which Cause Headaches
  • Posted by:martin
  • Posted on : November 16, 2017
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Trigger Points and Headaches Trigger points, a common cause of headaches, can be found in the neck and shoulders, and of course the head and face. Massaging trigger points may help relieve referred headache pain. A trigger point is a tender point in the muscle that refers pain to some other location in the body, typically an area around or close to the trigger point, but occasionally to a distant...

Scheduling Online at IowaCityMassageTherapy.com
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  • Posted on : October 24, 2017
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10/24/17 Scheduling Online at Iowa City Shiatsu & Massage Therapy Scheduling your appointment online is easy. If you’re reading this, you’re already in the right place, IowaCityMassageTherapy.com. On each page you can find a red “Schedule Appointment” button. Click on it and it will give you several choices for the length of time you’d like your appointment to be. Click on the...

Pronator Teres Muscle Pain Pattern
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  • Posted on : October 12, 2017
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10/12/17 Pronator Teres Muscle Pain Pattern Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain may be mimicked by pressure on the Median Nerve somewhere else along its pathway. In the forearm, the median nerve passes through the Pronator Teres muscle before it reaches the carpal tunnel itself. It ultimately enervates the tissues of the first three digits of the hand. The Pronator Teres turns the forearm/hand palm...

Primary Types of Massage I Provide
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  • Posted on : September 11, 2017
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9/11/17 Primary Types of Massage I Provide I have been practicing massage therapy in Iowa City since 1997. I provide integrative massage, drawing on a wide variety of therapeutic techniques, but most are built around Shiatsu and Swedish Massage. No two massages are the same; each is tailored to the client’s individual needs. In other words, a 60-minute massage may be a “full-body” massage,...

What To Expect During Your Massage
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  • Posted on : August 29, 2017
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Client/Practitioner Expectations I’ll ask you to fill out a brief physical history form at your first session, and speak with you about the reason for your visit. I will ask you questions to help develop a plan for your massage. Your privacy and confidentiality are maintained at all times. During the session, you may remain clothed if you wish. Or, you may undress and be covered with sheets...

Hip Adductors and Massage
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  • Posted on : July 10, 2017
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7/10/17 Hip Adductors and Massage The hip adductors are a group of muscles covering the the inside of the upper leg. Their primary function is to squeeze the thighs together and flex the legs at the hip. Adductor longus, adductor brevis, adductor magnus, pectineus, and gracilis can all be massaged without contacting the genitals, but they are located in a sensitive area, so I prefer to speak...

The 30-Minute Massage
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  • Posted on : May 10, 2017
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5/10/17 The 30-Minute Massage I schedule massage therapy treatments for a specific amount of time, not type of service. Within the time frame you choose, we will customize a session specific to your needs. We may stick to shiatsu or Swedish massage, or we may decide to add gua sha or cupping to the treatment. If you are pressed for time or perhaps want to receive massage therapy for the first...

Intercostals, Muscles Of The Ribs
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  • Posted on : April 19, 2017
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4/18/17 Intercostals, Muscles of the Ribs Several muscles attach to, or interdigitate with the ribs: pectoralis major and minor, the scalenes, serratus anterior, serratus posterior superior and inferior to name a few. Since they attach to the ribs, they play a role in breathing. If you have had a cold or some other respiratory challenge, these muscles may be sore. But the muscles that do the...

Why Is He Massaging That Spot?
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  • Posted on : March 29, 2017
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3/29/17 Why Is He Massaging That Spot? You may have wondered this while receiving a treatment. You come to your appointment because you are having forearm, wrist or hand pain, but your therapist is working on your neck, shoulder and upper back. You’re thinking he didn’t hear a word you said or read the intake form you filled out before your treatment. Or, you’re experiencing back pain...

How Does Massage Therapy Work?
  • Posted by:martin
  • Posted on : March 11, 2017
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3/11/17 How Does Massage Therapy Work? We don’t know much about how massage therapy works. Although the body of research is growing, we still don’t have enough information to explain how we get the benefits we see daily in our clinics. I’ve been at it for nearly 20 years and feel like I’ve helped a lot of people, but I’ve always been wary of the claims one frequently hears from the...