Shiatsu Massage

In continuing to explore the many different types of massage therapy that is available to the massage, the next modality we will talk about is an Asian method of body work called Shiatsu. The Japanese word Shiatsu is translated to finger pressure and is probably one of the more common Asian types of massage that […]

Trigger Point Therapy

When it comes to massage therapy there is such a variety of different types of massage techniques that it can be difficult to choose the right style for the goal or goals you have for your health and wellness. I hope that my next few articles will help you find the right type of massage […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Ergonomics

The word, “Ergonomics” is thrown around a lot when it comes to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The term ergonomics comes from the Greek ergon, meaning “work”, and nomos, meaning “natural laws.” By definition, ergonomics means, “…the study of efficiency in working environments.” Wikipedia describes it as, “…the study of designing equipment and devices that fit […]

Fibromyalgia: Why Water Exercises?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition associated with tight, sore muscles but no one REALLY knows where FM comes from or why it picks on certain people and not others.  Some feel it’s caused by lack of sleep, specifically deep sleep, eventually resulting in chronically tight muscles. Others theorize it’s the underlying stress of a person’s […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Why Braces?

For those of you who have had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you probably know all about braces. These are devices worn on the wrist that stop you from bending the wrist up or down.  They may be worn anytime of the day if they don’t interfere too much with one’s current activity but are especially worn […]

Fibromyalgia: How Do I Know I Have It?

This is the first part of many on a very common condition I see in my offices – Fibromyalgia.  I thought I’d start by sharing an answer to a question I received. “I wake up every morning with this stiff, sore lower back pain.  When I roll over to get out of bed, I feel […]