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Category Archive: Pain Management

Five Healthy Reasons To Receive Massage Therapy

Upon hearing the word massage, many people immediately think of going to a spa and spending some quality “me-time.” Sure, massage can help put your mind and body at ease. But its benefits extend beyond providing you that feeling of comfort and relaxation. The manipulation of soft tissues has several health benefits that you may …

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What is the Intense Pain in your Heel?

A high probability is that the stabbing pain you are feeling or have felt in the heel of your foot is called Plantar Faciitis (PF). The condition is typically characterized as intense stabbing pain in the heel, especially on awakening and beginning your day. But guess what? It can occur after any period of physical …

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Neuro Mechanical Acupuncture Pain Management for the 21st Century

According to Bruce R. Hocking, D.Ac., Electro Therapy Point Stimulation Neuro Mechanical Acupuncture (ETPS NMA) is a hybrid  modality used in the treatment of chronic soft tissue pain. In its most basic form, ETPS therapy applies brief, concentrated stimulation to points on the body that relate to different therapeutic systems in stages. Patient assessments are …

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Tension Headaches: Causes and Simple Relief

In our massage practice we often observe clients’ complaints of headaches, with various descriptions of pain, listed on their medical history form. As we all know through our own experiences with headaches, pain can be felt in the frontal, temporal or occipital areas and sometimes confined to one side of the head or to the …

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What is a Knot?

Knots in Neck and Back

In our many years of massage therapy practice, a couple times each week we see clients who complain of a “knot” in a muscle. The area most often affected by this condition is along the edge of the shoulder blade between the shoulders in mid and upper back.  Most clients have rubbed the “knot” themselves …

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