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The Anatomy of Happiness

By Douglas Nelson This article is from the Winter 2012 issue of Body Sense.As I greeted Craig in the waiting room, the radiant smile on his face told me we were making good progress on his shoulder pain. “My shoulder is so much better,” he remarked as he entered my treatment room. “I hardly think…

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What Massage Can Do For You

Beyond Pain Relief, Massage is Valuable for Preventive Care Karrie Osborn Massage helps you maintain a healthy body. This article first appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of Body Sense. Whether it is an aching back, recovery from an injury, a case of carpal tunnel syndrome, or a host of other debilitating physiological conditions, there’s no doubt massage and bodywork works to relieve pain.…

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Baby Your Back Pain

  #487703417 / gettyimages.com Anyone with recurring, unyielding back problems knows the beast that is called back pain. While most of us have experienced back pain that comes from overexertion or muscle pulls, the effects of back pain for many can be debilitating, excruciating, and life changing. Experts say back pain accounts for $100 billion…

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Take Pleasure in Stretching

ENJOY the feeling of release that comes from lengthening and elongating your muscles. Welcome to one of life’s great pleasures. Stretching is for everyone, young and old, from all walks of life. You do not have to be a contortionist, professional athlete, or even in good shape to experience its joys and benefits. Stretching can…

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What is Myofascial Release Stretching?

What is Myofascial Release Stretching? Myofascial Stretching is a self-treatment technique that results in permanent lengthening of the body’s connective tissue and has the capacity to dramatically improve health and quality of life.  It follows the principles of Myofacial Release (MR), utilizing sustained pressure and active elongation into restrictions in the fascial system.  Two ways…

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