Benefits of Using Medical Massage Therapy to Treat TMJ

  When we speak of TMJ, we are referring to the temporomandibular joint. This joint is located in front of the ear on both sides of the face, and it is surrounded by muscles and ligaments that hold the lower jawbone (known as the mandible) in place. The TMJs are the two most used, but also the most complex joints in the entire body. The Mayo Clinic has stated that pain associated with the temporomandibular joint occurs on the side...

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How to treat Fibromyalgia with Medical Massage Therapy

  Fibromyalgia is not a life-threatening disorder, but it is associated with fatigue, chronic pain, memory issues and severe mood swings.  This syndrome affects more women than men, but children and men are also affected with fibromyalgia.  Other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are tension headaches, stiffness throughout the entire body and disruption in sleep patterns.  In some cases, the patients suffer from so much fatigue and pain that they are restricted to bed rest for days.  It is estimated that...

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CrossFit’s Dirty Little Secret (and what to do about it)

Crossfit and Massage Therapy

If you haven’t heard the latest, here goes: Crossfit has been linked to some pretty severe cases of Rhabdomyalysis as of late. In this article, we will tell you all about the disease and how to potentially avoid this (or any other muscular dysfunction) in the future as you lift your way to new PR’s. Here goes! Rhabdomyolysis  is a serious condition that is related the to injury of the muscles.  Muscle fibers die and release dangerous substances into the...

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