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Yoga, Headstands and Migraines

Take-One Nurse Headstand was in her 40s when she first started seeing me. An academic, she taught at a major university and heard about me through some colleagues. Coincidentally, I was fascinated with her work. She had written chapters for textbooks on sensory integration specifically for therapists. Working with her was easy. She was sensible …

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Craniosacral Models -CranioSomatics

G. Dallas Hancock innovated craniosacral techniques starting in the late 80s. He was practicing chiropractic using Applied Kinesiology and Sacro-Occipital techniques. His approach was to release patterns on the table and then have the patient walk before re-testing them. Even without symptoms, he noticed that certain patterns would always return. His goal was to find …

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Subscapularis – Massage Notes

Subscapularis trigger points can be painful and difficult to treat with a neuromuscular massage. Preparing the surrounding joint structures can make the release faster and easier for the practitioner and the patient. Read about this shift in my approach to bodywork while treating the subscapularis – The Godfather of Organized Pain. Integrative Craniosacral Releases for …

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Supraspinatus – Massage Therapy Notes

Neuromuscular massage of the supraspinatus muscle is traditionally a simple process of frictioning tendons and glides through the belly. A few more steps really help it to release easier. Extra Attention to the Base A little extra attention to the base of the neck is helpful. I often find that mobilizations around the lower cervical …

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Teres Minor – Massage Therapy Notes

Neuromuscular massage usually addresses teres minor after other shoulder trigger points. It is the lesser of the rotator cuff muscles and often overlooked. This happens because the teres minor usually doesn’t produce symptoms until the surrounding shoulder muscles have been released. Think of it as a fourth head of infraspinatus. In fact, the inferior belly …

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