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Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Poor Posture from Hip Lateral Rotators

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    The problem: This is a common problem and caused my many factors. One contributing factor may be that hip flexors and medial hip rotators are weak and unable to balance the hip muscles allowing for an outward turn of the feet. In addition, the lateral muscles of the leg are too tight.

    Massage Therapy: Perform lenghtening and friction techniques with the massage therapy client for the lateral hip muscles and use neuromuscular techniques on the weakened medial hip muscles.

    Self fix: Get into a pushup position with your feet resting on a stability ball. Without rounding your lower back, tuck your knees under your torso, using your feet to roll the ball toward your body, then back to the starting position. That’s one rep. Do two or three sets of six to 12 reps daily.

    Please see our sports massage therapy and introduction to fitness training course for massage therapy continuing education credits. Expand your career options and massage therapy specialties.

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  • Elevated Shoulder Imbalance

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    The problem: The pectoral muscles are imbalanced along with the rhomboid muscles. Plus often the Levator scapula muscle in spasm, supported by a tight upper trap.

    The massage therapy fix: Since you cannot manipulate the Levator scapula because it is too deep, the only way to perform therapy is to lengthen the Levator through exercises. This is another excellent reason to become a personal fitness trainer or learn fitness training techniques. (See our Sports course.) Perform friction massage to the pectoral muscles but avoid friction to the rhomboid muscles as these are phasic muscles that must be strenghtened.

    Self help: Sit upright in a chair with your hands next to your hips, palms down on the seat, arms straight. Without moving your arms, push down on the chair until your hips lift up off the seat and your torso rises. Hold for five seconds. That’s one repetition; do two or three sets of 12 reps daily.

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  • Anterior Pelvic Tilt Condition Disrupts Daily Activities

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    The cause: This condition causes back pain. The reason is we sit too much and we sit too much because it hurts to engage in daily activities. The rectus femoris is too tight along with other anterior hip flexor muscles and there is a lack of support through the transverse abs and usually the lower 2 lumbar vertebra are unstable. This is why the body tightens up the psoas & iliacus muscles from the imbalance. There is often unstable hip joints due to stretched joint capsules as well.

    Massage Therapy fix: When the massage client is in the prone position, have your massage client flex the knee, then support the quadriceps muscle and lift up to stretch out the rectus femoris, psoas and illiacus muscles. Wherever the massage client is experiencing tight muscles the key is to go to the opposing muscles and perform massage therapy. It's basically sports massage therapy 101.

    Self fix: Kneel on your left knee, with your right foot on the floor in front of you, knee bent. Press forward until you feel the stretch in your left hip. Tighten your butt muscles on your left side until you feel the front of your hip stretching comfortably. Reach upward with your left arm and stretch to the right side. Hold for a count of 30 seconds. That’s one repetition; do three on each side.

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  • Forward Head Positioning Common for Massage Therapists

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    FORWARD NECK/HEAD

    Causes: Tight anterior neck muscles. Forward head posture.

    The massage therapy fix: Lengthened anterior neck muscles and pectoral muscles.

    Self help: Moving only your head, drop your chin down and in toward your sternum while stretching the back of your neck. Hold for a count of five; do this 10 times a day. Be careful not to push too hard or you will risk shifting your vertebra, which can lead to constant headaches.

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  • Six Posture Positions Ruining Your Massage Therapy Client's Health

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    Over time, poor posture takes a serious toll on the spine, shoulders, hips, and knees. In fact, it can cause a cascade of structural flaws that lead to back and joint pain, reduced flexibility, and compromised muscles, all of which limits ability to burn fat, build strength and feel good.

    Poor posture habits can cause nerve constriction. The most common effect of poor posture are sore muscles. Poor posture muscles have to work harder to keep the spine stabilized and protected. The extra work on these muscles can cause muscle tightness and fatigue. This is exactly why there is a need for massage therapists and fitness trainers. As massage therapists we know that as the spine changes in shape, the resulting movements or subluxations can put pressure on the surrounding spinal nerves. Because the nerves that connect to the spine come from all over the body, these pinched nerves can not only cause neck and back pain but may also cause pain in other unrelated areas of the body.

    The following posted segments will explore 6 common poor posture positions that many of our massage therapy clients have and will provide solutions to help correct these postures using massage therapy and personal fitness trainer techniques. These two careers fit hand in hand. See our course Sports Massage Therapy & Fitness Training Basics for Career Expansion - 8 Hour Course

    ROUNDED SHOULDERS

    Problem: The sternoclavicular joints are unstable, therefore the body recruits the pectoris minor muscles to stabilize the joint. This brings the shoulder forward. With the shoulder forward, the upper trap turns on helping to support the shoulder from the neck. There is also a relationship with the thoracic spine & the sternum. The exercise described recruits global muscles to do the work of the postural muscles what happens is that for a short period of time holding through these muscles works then the muscles fatigue and the person falls back into the poor posture.

    Remedy: Have your massage therapy client lie facedown on the massage table, with each arm at a 90-degree angle in the high-five position. Without changing the elbow angle, raise both arms by pulling the shoulders back and give a nice stretch by squeezing the shoulder blades together. Hold for five seconds. Explain to your massage therapy client to do this at home. Instruct to perform two or three sets of 12 reps daily. Changing posture has to happen by working the postural muscles which are deep to the gluteal muscles.

    Stay tuned for our next segment: FORWARD NECK/HEAD

    Massage Specialties CEUS encourages massage therapists to offer a massage specialty, along with combining other careers that help to expand business and save your hands. We provide massage therapy continuing education courses to give you the sources you need for business expansion and approved to renew your state massage license.

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  • Medical Remedies From 1919

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    Steam baths have been used for millennia to relieve symptoms of various respiratory conditions, and for croup, we still don't have much to offer beyond steam and moisture therapy. Using mustard to treat such conditions as croup and asthma also was, and still is, somewhat common. Today, mustard is primarily applied by holistic healers as a poultice or plaster to the chest, where in theory, the plant's high selenium content provides anti-inflammatory effects. Compounds including ipecac and kerosene were once used in children with croup to induce vomiting.

    Although "bacon therapy" has been shown an effective means of drawing parasites and larvae out of the skin, we have no idea what the thinking was behind using it to treat croup.

    Today's cold therapies aren't much more effective than those used in the early 20th century. Alcoholic beverages and mixtures were long used to manage colds owing to their intoxicating, sleep-inducing, and analgesic effects. Warmed spirits blended with sugar, spices, and vitamin C-packed citrus fruit (eg, hot toddies) were particularly popular remedies and have recently made a comeback at cocktail bars and proper pubs.

    Chest colds were once often treated by smearing a blend of turpentine and lard on the chest, the sinus-clearing ancestor of Vicks® VapoRub™, whereas red-pepper water was also used as a decongestant (and has been for centuries). Steeped red-pepper water may have also induced sneezing, bringing up the concept of "likes are cured by likes," the basis of homeopathy.

    In the early 20th century, adequate rest, relaxation, and moderate exercise were considered important to a healthy pregnancy; although more vigorous exercise is now considered safe in pregnancy, the earlier guidance seems reasonable. Not so reasonable was the idea that couples should sleep in separate rooms during times when menstruation would have occurred and after 4 months of pregnancy. The thought was that separation would discourage couples from having sex, which at the time many clinicians recommended avoiding throughout much of pregnancy. Today, sex is considered safe during uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies. For dinner, it was thought that pregnant women should have a "light" meal, consisting of poultry, sweetbreads, or tripe.

    Glycerine-, tar-, and lard-based moisturizing preparations were popular in the early 20th century for dry skin disorders. Another, more elaborate approach involved scooping sour cream into a piece of flannel, burying it overnight to theoretically enrich the cream with minerals, and then applying it to the affected area. Lard mixed with ground cannabis was considered an effective acne treatment, whereas lice and fungal skin conditions were treated with such compounds as kerosene, sassafras, and gunpowder.

    Although as massage therapists we follow many of the 20th century medical remedies some of them we would not dare to suggest. Early medical remedies including light, color, mud packs, and a host of spa treatments. Learn a massage specialty to help massage therapy clients in the 21st century. Massage specialties are tried and true for thousands of years.

    Information provided by Medscape

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  • THE HEALING POWER OF TOUCH

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    BRONNIE WARE

    I feel very blessed for the gift of regular touch.

    It wasn’t until I was caring for dying people, though, that I came to see how many people are actually touch-starved. Even some of those with family around them had not had enough touch in their lives. Some patients were desperate to hold or gently rub my hand every chance they could. A few of them had not felt a loving hug for a long time – years.

    I think that large parts of my success in growing close to the people I looked after were due to touch. As I scratched their backs, massaged their scalps, rubbed cream into their feet and legs, or brushed their hair, the ease between us naturally grew and without realising it, the personal nature of the conversations deepened.

    An Australian man, Juan Mann, began a practice years ago of giving free hugs to strangers. This movement then spread across the world. I recall spotting him one day in Pitt Street mall in Sydney and immediately went up and exchanged a hug. We both laughed and commented that we each give good hugs. That moment of touch broke up a busy disconnected day for me. Touch can do that in an instant.

    Sadly though, there seems to be non-official personal boundaries expected these days in society. But we can change that, one person at a time. A gentle touch on someone’s arm does not have to be intrusive. Gauging people’s boundaries by their response to that touch is possible too.

    We are tactile creatures. It is not only a natural desire that we are born with. It is an inherent need. Babies have died without touch. Adults do too. Their hearts break from the isolation.

    Share the gift of touch when you can. If you are uncomfortable about receiving touch yourself, please try to consider why and then learn to accept it.

    We all need touch. We all need hugs.

    As massage therapists, we all know the power of healthy touch, it's what keeps us in business. Always think with good intent when preforming massage therapy to massage clients because all energy leaks through.

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  • Olfactory Dysfunction is a Sign of Mortality

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    Decreased ability to identify odors can predict death: Olfactory dysfunction is a harbinger of mortality

    Date: October 1, 2014
    Source: University of Chicago Medical Center
    Summary:
    The inability of older adults to identify scents is a strong predictor of death within five years. Almost 40% of those who failed a smelling test died during that period, compared to 10% of those with a healthy sense of smell. Olfactory dysfunction predicted mortality better than a diagnosis of heart failure or cancer.

    In the first wave of NSHAP, conducted in 2005-06, professional survey teams from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago used a well-validated test -- adapted by Martha K. McClintock, PhD, the study's senior author -- for this field survey of 3,005 participants. It measured their ability to identify five distinct common odors.

    The modified smell tests used "Sniffin'Sticks," odor-dispensing devices that resemble a felt-tip pen but are loaded with aromas rather than ink. Subjects were asked to identify each smell, one at a time, from a set of four choices. The five odors, in order of increasing difficulty, were peppermint, fish, orange, rose and leather.

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