Orthopedic Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Injuries and Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Work for the Shoulder Girdle and Paraspinals

Orthopedic Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Injuries and Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Work for the Shoulder Girdle and Paraspinals by Brian Utting Orthopedic healthcare practitioners often do an excellent job of locating and treating the exact site of an injury or lesion. However, in some cases, they don’t take a more global, holistic view of the whole human being, and...
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Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method – Why Isn’t It Called Deep Tissue?

I studied with Daniel Blake, former Rolfer, in his offshoot of Rolfing, “Structural Bodywork” in 1982 and ‘83. Then I took cranio-sacral trainings with him and with early students of Dr. John Upledger. After my first such training, I realized that you can affect someone deeply with almost no pressure. So I abandoned the term “Deep Tissue”, and decided not to coin some fancy nam...
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Holding Headaches at Bay

Bodywork Eases Migraines and Tension Headaches By Cathy Ulrich "Do you get headaches?" I asked Cindy. She had come to see me for massage to address her neck and shoulder pain but hadn't mentioned headaches."Well, yes," she said. "I've always had headaches and, now that you mention it, they seem to be worse when my neck hurts." Cindy went on to say she suffered from them as ...
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National Massage Therapy Awareness Week Oct 25-31

We are next week celebrating the 19th annual National Massage Therapy Awareness Week - October 25-31, 2015. Massage Therapy Awareness means so much more than just the awareness that massages are good for you. It brings to mind the role that touch plays in our lives. Touch is the first sense to develop in the embryo – it lies at the very foundation of our sensory world. It...
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What is muscle-specific deep tissue work of the arms and legs?

by Brian Utting The phrase ‘deep tissue work’ is used in so many contexts that it’s hard to know what it means anymore. To some practitioners, ‘deep tissue’ simply means deep pressure. To others, it has more fascial, myofascial, or structural connotations. Muscle-specific deep tissue work still works with the fascia, and uses deep pressure when appropriate, but is more focus...
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