Archive for Advanced Massage Therapies & Techniques

Why I became a Myofascial Release Massage Therapist

Exactly 6 years, 8 months and 17 days ago, I began my life changing journey here at Hands On. So often I am asked, “How did you get into this line of work? “Followed up with, “You seem so young to be doing what you’re doing.” There is no doubt that I have been privileged […]

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Hands On Is Now Doing Dry Needling

Hands On is now doing Dry Needling What is dry needling?  It’s a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points (painful knots in muscles), tendons, ligaments, or near nerves to stimulate a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions.  It is not acupuncture, although the technique may look similar.  It’s […]

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Reiki & Myofascial Release at Advanced Massage Therapy

Ancient civilizations have understood that there is a basic life force energy that flows through the body supporting optimal health and wellness.  The Chinese identified this energy as Chi, the Indians call it Prana and the Japanese call it Ki.  Our culture has separated science from philosophy and thus separated body, mind and spirit. Reiki […]

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Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a hands-on method of lymph drainage. the lymphatic system belongs to the circulatory system. It provides one way for the blood to leave the heart, the arterial system and two ways for it to return-the venous and lymphatic pathways. The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our […]

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Guide to Myofascial Stretching

Many people wonder what the difference is between regular athletic type stretching and myofascial stretching.  The main difference is with myofascial stretching there is a “low load, long duration” hold. Low load means that you hold the stretch at a tension just below your pain threshold. Long duration involves holding the stretch a minimum of […]

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What is Craniosacral Therapy & How Can It Be Used?

“CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics. […]

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Treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Men & Women

“Beyond all doubt the use of the human hand, as a method of reducing human suffering, is the oldest remedy known to man; historically no date can be given for its adoption.” (1) John Mennell, M.D. (highly noted practitioner in the field of orthopedic medicine) The pelvic floor is a diamond shaped area identified by […]

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