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Enjoy these periodic posts, inspired by the needs and interests of my clients. Covering new understanding of and treatment for various ailments, research on pain and recovery, growing healthy bodies and much more.

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How to Save Money on Your Massage

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Savings | Comments Off on How to Save Money on Your Massage

How to spend less on therapeutic massage, including insurance coverage, health savings accounts and the like.

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Grand Opening Today!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on Grand Opening Today!

Help us celebrate our Grand (Re)Opening … and enter to win a FREE massage, discounts and other prizes!  WHAT: Frederick Massage Therapy’s Grand Re-Opening! WHEN: Saturday, November 5th from 3-6pm, ribbon cutting at 3:30pm (during Downtown Frederick’s First Saturday Event) WHERE: 23 East Patrick Street, Suite 202, Frederick, MD 21701 (across from JoJo’s Restaurant and above Wind and Willow) WHO: You, your loved ones, friends or even co-workers WHY: Drawings for prizes, plus a smattering of finger foods, wines and juices...

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Why I am No Longer Using the Term “Trigger Point”

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Brain, Conditions, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Pain, Research, Trigger Points | Comments Off on Why I am No Longer Using the Term “Trigger Point”

How Trigger Point Therapy has fallen from grace and why I am no longer calling referred pain “Trigger Points” and its remedy “Trigger Point Therapy.”

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3 Easy Random Acts of Kindness

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015 in Gift | Comments Off on 3 Easy Random Acts of Kindness

February 9 starts International Random Acts of Kindness Week. Their website is packed with great ideas on how to celebrate. I especially love the approach of committing a random act of kindness for three different people.

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Gift Certificate Specials for the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Gift, Holiday | Comments Off on Gift Certificate Specials for the Holidays

What do you get for someone who has everything? A MASSAGE!

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Don’t Just Sit There … Do Something!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Conditions, Exercise, Movement, Research | Comments Off on Don’t Just Sit There … Do Something!

Learn how to combat the ill-health effects of prolonged sitting.

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5 Tips for Active Aging

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Aging, Exercise, Movement, Pain | Comments Off on 5 Tips for Active Aging

Everybody talks about active aging, but not everybody knows what it’s supposed to look like. Working to stay happy and healthy as we get older shouldn’t be a drag, something done to slow an inevitable decline into decrepitude. Some things get better and better with age!

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Massage Speeds Healing for Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Child, Conditions, Knee, Movement, Pain, Research | Comments Off on Massage Speeds Healing for Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease

A study proves that recovery time for Osgood-Schlatters can be reduced from an average of 21 months to an average of 20 DAYS, using a specific massage and stretching protocol.

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Join the Frederick Medical Massage Meetup Group

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Events, Movement, Pain, Research | Comments Off on Join the Frederick Medical Massage Meetup Group

Join the Frederick Medical Massage Meetup group and learn how massage may help you, a loved one or friend.

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Mother’s Day Massage Gift Certificates

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Gift, Holiday | Comments Off on Mother’s Day Massage Gift Certificates

Instant massage gift certificates available for Mother’s Day (or any occasion). Save $10 and she’ll get a FREE aromatherapy add-on, available in rose, chocolate or aphrodisiac essential oil blends (her choice), among other scent options.

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The “Ice” in RICE Treatment No Longer Recommended

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Foot, Pain, Research | Comments Off on The “Ice” in RICE Treatment No Longer Recommended

The use of ice has become controversial for treating many injuries. Learn why.

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Spring Events Roll Call

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Events | Comments Off on Spring Events Roll Call

Frederick Massage Therapy will vend at two upcoming events.

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The Painful Truth Behind Painkillers Infographic

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Pain, Pharmaceuticals | Comments Off on The Painful Truth Behind Painkillers Infographic

Taking aspirin or other NSAIDs comes with serious risks that should not be ignored. Check out this great infographic.

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Fibromyalgia and 5 Weeks of Massage

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Fibromyalgia, Pain, Research | Comments Off on Fibromyalgia and 5 Weeks of Massage

A recent research review shows that Fibromyalgia sufferers benefit from massage once a week for a minimum of 5 weeks. Significant improvement was seen in pain, anxiety and depression. Learn more…

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Pain Reactions to Exercise Differs Among Conditions

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue, Exercise, Fibromyalgia, Pain, Whiplash | Comments Off on Pain Reactions to Exercise Differs Among Conditions

Exercise affects pain perception differently, depending on the type of pain. (Yes, I’m geeking out on pain research today!) According to the Pain Physician Journal article, “Dysfunctional Endogenous Analgesia During Exercise in Patients with Chronic Pain: To Exercise or Not to Exercise?“: In healthy people, exercise releases pain inhibitors from the brain, which in turn keeps the body more comfortable. When chronic pain is present, the brain’s pain inhibition is impaired. Aerobic exercise does not activate pain...

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Health Fair Today, Win a Free Massage!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Events | Comments Off on Health Fair Today, Win a Free Massage!

Come to the health fair today, from 11am – 2pm at the Vitamin Shoppe at 1328 W. Patrick Street. Along with other practitioners and specialists, I will be sharing information about and samples of massage techniques I offer, handouts on computer ergonomics, the impact of prolonged sitting, pain research, benefits of massage for athletes and much more. Please stop by and enter to win a free 30 minute...

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Pain Infographic

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Pain | Comments Off on Pain Infographic

 

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Will the Real Plantar Fasciitis Please Stand Up

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Baby, Foot, Movement, Pain, Video | Comments Off on Will the Real Plantar Fasciitis Please Stand Up

Plantar Fasciitis is now understood to usually be *Fasciosis*, a different thing entirely. Stair stretches, sleep boots and orthotics can actually exacerbate the condition. Have a look at my latest blog — which includes an excellent video — for more information. Important for parents of young children too!

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Four Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Book, Gift, Holiday, Video | Comments Off on Four Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Make Valentine’s Day special by encouraging connections with those you love.

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Breathing, Rolling and Crawling

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Baby, Breathing, Movement, Pain | Comments Off on Breathing, Rolling and Crawling

How a baby breaths, rolls and crawls may impact both its physical health as well as mental development. Adults too! Read on for some helpful information.

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Pain is in Your Brain (Video)

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Brain, Pain, Video | Comments Off on Pain is in Your Brain (Video)

All pain is 100% determined in the brain. Acute pain is less than three months old and often has to do with soft tissue damage. Chronic pain lasts three months or longer and may be a leftover effect after tissue damage has healed. Retraining the brain may be necessary for full recovery.

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