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Anatomy for Massage and Bodywork

Anatomy for Massage and Bodywork is a collection of posts with illustrations that focus on relationships that interest the massage and bodywork practitioner. Understanding the relationship between muscles and their local joints is critical in effective Integrative Bodywork. Each muscle has illustrations that highlight the bones of attachments, and the bones trapped between the attachments. …

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Stiff, Fragile, Aching Low Back: Pain Patterns, Causes, Self-Care

Stiffness in the low back can come from a number of larger muscles like spinal erectors, latissimus dorsi, and psoas. Fragility in the low back usually comes from a joint problem in the vertebrae. The two patterns play in concert to create a pain pattern that is a combination of the two. This post is …

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Tinnitus and Ear Pain: Pain Patterns, Causes, Self-Care

This is a collection of posts about trigger points that refer into and around the ear. Clients may associate tinnitus with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain but often fail to mention the feelings of fullness, pain, or irritation to the therapist. These posts cover a number of those symptoms. Remember that people usually feel only a …

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The Collections

To facilitate discovery of the most accurate pain pattern and the treatment options associated with those, collections of similar subjects have been created. Here you will find collections in the categories of: referral patterns by region conditions and syndromes general self-care more…