What is fascia and what is Myofascial Release?

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Fascia Fascia is a broad band of connective tissue that supports and surrounds muscles and other organs of the body flowing throughout the entire body connecting all parts of the body in a delicate balance. It resembles a large three-dimensional spider web that intertwines and envelops all musculature down to the smallest muscle fiber. In…

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What is a trigger point and what is Trigger Point Therapy

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A trigger point is a hypertonic (tight) band or knot in muscle tissue. Trigger points can be microscopic to pea size. They can create a blockage in blood flow to a part of a muscle, in turn creating a lack of oxygen, creating a build-up of metabolites and in turn creating pain and restricted range of…

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Therapeutic Medical Massage: Effective Treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disfunction


What is Temporomandibular Joint Disfunction? Temporomandibular Joint Disfunction commonly referred to as TMJ, is a condition affecting the temporomandibular joint. The associated muscles, the associated structures and the joint itself can be involved in this disorder. The temporomandibular joint is located where the mandible (jawbone) meets the temporal bone of the cranium. There are many possible causes for TMJ including stress,…

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Therapeutic Medical Massage: Effective Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that affects the nervous system. Nerve axons are covered with myelin. Myelin is an insulating layer that surrounds the nerve axon and speeds up nerve conduction. Multiple Sclerosis begins with an inflammatory process resulting in a loss of the myelin sheath. This process is known as demyelination. “Scar tissue, known as sclerotic plaques,…

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Therapeutic Medical Massage: Effective Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis


Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia located on the plantar (bottom) surface of the foot. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue attaching the heel bone to the front of the foot. “This condition occurs due to overuse and stress on the plantar fascia, which can result in tissue…

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Therapeutic Medical Massage: Effective Treatment for Frozen Shoulder


What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen Shoulder is a condition of restricted range of motion of the shoulder. Pain and lack of passive and active range of motion, in abduction (lifting your arm to the side away from your body) and external rotation are the main indicators of Frozen Shoulder. Frozen shoulder can have several different causes. Frozen shoulder…

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Therapeutic Massage: Effective Treatment for Sprains

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What is a sprain? A Sprain is an overstretched injury to a ligament. Ligaments are composed of flexible non-contractile connective tissue. They are not muscle tissue. Ligaments connect bone to bone and are usually named for the bones they connect. It should be noted that a Strain injury is usually involved with a Sprain injury. A Strain involved tendons which attach muscle to bone.…

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Therapeutic Medical Massage: Effective Treatment for Strains

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Strain Treatment A Strain is an overstretched injury to a musculotendinous unit. This unit includes the muscle, the tendons and the junction of the tendon to muscle and to bone tissue. Tendons are composed of connective tissue having some vascularization (blood supply). They are not muscle tissue, but are the connection between muscle and bone. Their composition is basically…

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