The Serrated Edge! Massage and the Shoulder Girdle’s Deepest Secret…

You can lift your arm parallel to the ground – but no higher!!!  “What!?” you may say and then show me that you can raise your arm over your head. But you’re not lifting your arm! Wait a minute!  What are you doing? Here’s what happens.  Your shoulder blade tilts its lower edge up and to the side – it slides forward and up the ribcage.  So from 90 degrees on up, your arm an...
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3-D Massage – Disease, Disposition & Destiny

In my last blog piece, I outlined three realms of massage/bodywork – wellness, orthopedic, and holistic.  We can also look at three purposes for massage and bodywork.  These relate to the “3 D’s” - Disease, Disposition and Destiny. DISEASE People come to us with dis-ease.  It may be a physical disease – an injury or physiological issue - which massage may help.  Certainly...
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Massage as Poetry in Motion

Tim Sullivan is a yoga teacher and massage therapist in training. You can find him at www.timyasa.com and americainshort.com. You would struggle to find a massage therapist who doesn't find it necessary to have some sort of relationship with the energetic body. It is difficult to deny that underlying the complex systems of circulation, respiration, and movement lie far more ...
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