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Massaging The Bladder Meridian
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  • Posted on : March 11, 2015
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3/11/15 Massaging the Bladder Meridian It’s natural, instinctive, to thoroughly work the bladder meridian during shiatsu and massage sessions. It is the longest meridian channel of TCM, beginning at the the inner eyelid, traveling over the head, down the back and legs, and ending at the side of the 5th toe. I find massage and acupressure along this channel induces relaxation more than any...

Heat, Slow Massage, Adhesions
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  • Posted on : March 02, 2015
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3/2/15 Heat, Slow Massage, Adhesions Sore, tired, stiff muscles respond well to heat. That’s one reason why massage therapy helps you feel better. Therapeutic massage warms the muscles, encouraging relaxation. When a massage therapist engages the thixotropic property of the muscle tissue with slow compression or myofascial stretching, it allows him too slowly penetrate into the deeper...

Foot Massage for Plantar Fasciitis and General Foot Pain
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  • Posted on : February 23, 2015
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2/23/15 Foot Massage for Plantar Fasciitis and General Foot Pain Foot massage may be one of the most relaxing and stress relieving parts of any massage, and can address several specific dysfunctions including Plantar Fasciitis, early stage Hammer Toe, chronic pain, headache, and so on. Kidney 1 (K1) is a powerful acupressure point on the center of the sole of the foot, between the 2nd and 3rd...

Winning Weekend: Iowa Indoor Soccer Championship
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  • Posted on : February 17, 2015
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©photo Sarah Eisenberg 2/17/15 Winning Weekend: Iowa Indoor Soccer Championship Gabe and I drove 90 minutes north to Cedar Falls on Saturday, February 14th. His U16 Alliance Lasers Soccer Club played and won five games in the Iowa Indoor Soccer Championship at the UNI Dome. Exciting weekend! All of the games were close and competitive, and it became more intense deeper into the tourney. They...

A Day Off To Get Things Done (a bed-to-bed piece)
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  • Posted on : February 10, 2015
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2/9/15 A Day Off To Get Things Done (a bed-to-bed piece) I know I’m not supposed to do this. That’s why I’m doing it… my embellished list of today’s activity, a day I’m not massaging. Your lids will droop, but I’ll have another entry to post. Dropped off Gabe and Siobhan at school before swimming 2500 yards at Mercer Aquatic Center. Popped into the office at Towncrest, then drove...

(A Few of the) Things My Mother Taught Me
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  • Posted on : February 01, 2015
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1/31/15 (A Few of the) Things My Mother Taught Me Be creative. She was highly creative. She sowed. She baked. She made me clothes…orange and pink pants, pants with arrow patches, striped shirts. She quilted. Wow could she quilt! We are fortunate to have several of her magnificent and colorful quilts. She modeled a creative life. She dyed my hair for me the first time. And… she did the same...

Massage In Side Lying Position
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  • Posted on : January 22, 2015
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1/21/15 Massage In Side Lying Position Placing clients in a side lying position can be beneficial in a number of circumstances. Sometimes a client is unable to lie on her stomach or back as a result of an injury or a medical condition, but can lie comfortably on her side. I use a body-cushion in most of my sessions. This is an additional full-body bolster that is placed on the massage table and...

Acupressure Points For Dizziness
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  • Posted on : January 08, 2015
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  ©galleryhip.com 1/8/15 Acupressure Points For Dizziness I recently dealt with a small bout of dizziness. Here’s a little reminder of several acupoints to press for general dizziness that is not caused by a more serious medical condition. I’ve also included a few for headaches, fogginess, and mild confusion, which often accompany dizziness in my experience. Refer to a good acupressure...

My 2014 In Abbreviated Review
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  • Posted on : December 31, 2014
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©http://graphicriver.net 12/31/14 My 2014 In Abbreviated Review technology I grew tremendously, technologically speaking, in 2014. I began using an iPhone which amplified my ability to communicate efficiently and effectively. It has become a crucial link in allowing you to book appointments online. I can check my email notifications immediately and respond promptly when you request a session! I...

Muscles Involved In TMJ
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  • Posted on : December 23, 2014
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image © St. Louis Physical Therapy Muscles Involved in TMJ 12/23/14 The four primary muscles involved in TMJ syndrome that I address with massage therapy are masseter, temporalis, medial pterygoid, and lateral pterygoid. Massaging these muscles, relaxing them, may take pressure off the joint itself, relieving pain. You can palpate (feel) a couple of these when you clench your teeth. The first...