The Physiology of Stress – Worry and Anxiety

Worry and anxiety are being recognized for their major role in health problems. The number one cause of death in America is heart disease. Auto-immune issues combined are most often not life threatening, but can severely compromise one’s quality of life.  Stress is widely considered to be the number one cause of heart disease, and […]

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Scar Tissue Massage Technique

Scar Tissue Massage employs three basic massage technique concepts: depth, pressure, and movement. Depth refers to progressively deeper layers of soft tissue organized according to fascial or connective tissue planes. These planes, or layers, reflect tissue movement in terms of how the planes serve the range of motion in an area: free or restricted. Fascial […]

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Scar-Tissue Massage Research

This technique effectively reduces adhesions in the scar-tissue matrix resulting in accelerated return to full muscle function and freer range of motion. Research on wound healing supports the efficacy of scar-tissue massage and points toward the benefits of the inclusion of this technique in post-injury and post-surgical situations. Scar-tissue formation, while absolutely necessary to the […]

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The Viability of the Interstitial Space

“Disease is nothing else but an attempt on the part of the body to rid itself of morbific matter” – Dr. Thomas Sydenham, a 17th century physician of considerable reputation (called ‘the English Hippocrates’); his observation is still noted in medical research and has not been refuted. The design and action for the absorption of […]

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