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November 2020 Update
  • Posted by:martin
  • Posted on : November 12, 2020
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November 2020 At Shiatsu & Massage Therapy Iowa City Shiatsu & Massage Therapy is open. I will, however, be out of the office from 12/8 – 12/18. You can purchase gift certificates online, over-the-phone, or in person. We continue to wear face coverings and ask that clients wear masks throughout their appointments. This lowers the likelihood of transmission of Covid-19,...

A Month In
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  • Posted on : July 30, 2020
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8/1/20 A Month In First, let me thank all of you who have had an appointment recently, and those of you who have thought about scheduling but haven’t gotten there yet, and those of you who are waiting to get to the other side of this madness before venturing out. You are ALL great. I am grateful for each and every one of you. You give me purpose and enrich my life! It feels like the...

Covid -19 – Status
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  • Posted on : May 05, 2020
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We are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We plan on re-opening again when it becomes safe and appropriate, with new and improved protocols! Until then, be safe and stay

A Message About Covid-19 and Preventative Measures at Shiatsu & Massage Therapy
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  • Posted on : March 11, 2020
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March 2020 A Message About COVID-19 and Preventive Measures at Shiatsu & Massage Therapy Now that COVID-19 cases have been identified in Iowa, I’d like to share with you what we are doing to help keep our therapists and clients healthy. While we have always been dedicated to cleanliness, and have asked that you stay home (as we do) when you have a cold/flu/virus, here is our current daily...

2 For 1
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  • Posted on : July 16, 2019
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Here’s a bargain for you! As long as one of you is a new customer, book two appointments of equal length for the price of one! Please book your appointments here,

Therapeutic Massage and Colds
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  • Posted on : November 04, 2018
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11/4/18 Therapeutic Massage and Colds It’s November. Cold and flu season is upon us. Both are contagious. Should you get a massage when you have a cold? No, it’s not wise. Not because it will make you feel better or worse; yes, it will likely do one or the other. Rather because you expose other people, including me, to the virus you have. I’m fortunate to have a reasonably strong...

Acupressure Continuing Education
  • Posted by:martin
  • Posted on : March 06, 2018
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3/6/18 Continuing Education Acupressure Continuing education is a challenge. Massage therapy is mildly regulated in Iowa, with 16 hours of continuing education required every two years for re-licensure. Much of what is available regionally is basic, not particularly challenging, and doesn’t add much to professional growth. It often boils down to paying an instructor to learn the routine they...

Trigger Points Which Cause Headaches
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  • 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
  • Posted by:martin
  • 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...