Medical Massage Blog

Accent vs. Knowledge

My first visit to the United States of America was in 1984. I was hired by an Olympian to manage his preparation and participation in the Olympic Games. I could hear languages from around the world; of course, this being the Olympics, the biggest international sports competition, there were representatives from many countries. This Olympian also hired an American physical rehabilitative sports medicine expert—a wonderful doctor and a great expert. Since then, we have developed a lifelong friendship.

Mind Corruption in the Massage Field

In the pursuit of advancing our professional standing within the massage field and enhancing our ability to alleviate the suffering of others, I feel compelled to speak my mind. I offer these thoughts not as a personal attack but as an expression of my opinion.

I believe the term "corruption" encompasses a multitude of synonyms. Thus, in this discourse, I aim to be unequivocally clear when I employ the term "corruption," particularly within the context of the massage field.

First Steps in Learning Medical and Sports Massage

Thank you for visiting my educational website on medical and sports massage. As you can see, I offer self-paced as well as instructional courses, including but not limited to Continuing Education (CE) courses , just instructional without certificate of completion.

Deep and Dark Secrets of Medical Massage

As an instructor, I often witness a curious phenomenon. Many massage therapists expect me to disclose some "deep and dark secrets" of mine; some "magic" spot on the client’s body where they can press and relieve clients from suffering. When faced with such idiosyncrasy, I always experience a feeling of peace and power. These practitioners seek truth about massage, and it is very easy to teach them the truth about the power of massage.

Medical Massage in the Management of Brain Dysfunction/Encephalopathy

In today's writing, I will dedicate my focus to brain dysfunction, whether it be from brain trauma or so-called Communicating Hydrocephalus, which is responsible for brain dysfunction. Below is my article on the medical massage protocol in post-concussion rehabilitation. If you listen carefully to Jodie’s post-concussion patient-reported outcome presentation, as well as to Paulina's, Gwynne’s, Kat’s, and Kathy’s stress-related case presentations...

Medical massage for cases of herniated, ruptured, slipped, or bulging disks

Following the publication of my recent article titled "Claiming Evidence-based Massage Practice," a knowledgeable colleague of mine made a comment that I found appreciable: " I appreciate you being open to colleagues’ thoughts and feedback. 
I briefly scanned the linked article and regarding your summary, “Now days,no massage practitioner should or can consider themselves advanced practitioners, without capability to perform medical stress management massage.”

Claiming Evidence-based massage practice

The expression "the only truths will set us free" applies to many life situations, but it's especially relevant in the massage field . We are the only occupation in healthcare that stimulates the healing process through touch. We work from insight, leaving no room for pretense or making up clinically unproven methods. If massage therapists pretend otherwise, it creates barriers that hinder their ability to practice the healing art freely.

A powerful factor that causes cancer tumors to disappear

In my writing on a clinical approach to holism, I emphasized the necessity of defining healthcare fields and, when clinicians discuss holism, specifically relating to treatment methods before explaining the holistic approach. Otherwise, it would be mere talk on holism, described as "no patient benefits intellectual demagoguery."

Clinical depression and sleep disorders: which comes first?

That's the topic of our discussion today as we delve into the realm of clinical depression, specifically major depressive disorder. It's akin to the age-old question: "What comes first, the chicken or the egg?" In this case, does clinical depression precede sleep disorders, thus triggering them? 

Myofascial tissue?

Modern conventional medicine has reached fantastic levels. Like 40 years ago, only in science fiction books could we read about lung, heart, kidney, and other organ transplantations. Today, surgeons perform them routinely. It's not science fiction anymore. Having said that, conventional methods of medicine are practically helpless when it comes to treating muscular syndromes.

The science of massage has specific applications

Three orthopedic surgeons, after looking at MRI images, decided on hip replacement, citing "bone on bone." To be precise, "bone on bone" implies complete fusion of the bones. During my initial examination, despite experiencing pain, Eileen could move her hip joint to different extents and planes. When palpating, I detected a lot of tension within the entire gluteal muscles group, particularly within the piriformis muscle and Tensor fasciae latae muscle. This tension typically creates significant pressure within the hip joint, making it difficult to put weight on and impeding standing and walking.

Patient Reported Outcome/Case Presentation

Recently, the FDA has ceased accepting applications for approvals without patient-reported outcomes. This decision stems from the realization that 60 to 70% of research data, particularly in biology, cannot be reproduced. This alarming statistic indicates unethical practices among scientists and researchers, often resulting in manipulated outcomes. I have decided to adopt the practice of teaching through case presentations.

Personal Trainers in Rehabilitative Professional Fields

If we overview personal trainers' Scope of Practice, considering definitions of what they do, including designing and executing individual and small group exercise fitness programs tailored to the needs and attainable goals of the individual apparently healthy client, it would be appropriate to define "healthy client."

Are You a Mental Case?

Have you ever experienced pain, clinical depression, and other symptoms, yet tests fail to reveal any support for your suffering? Does this make you question your mental well-being? In this blog post, we delve into such situations and explore the complex interplay of symptoms and mental health.

Relations between charly horse/muscular cramps, headaches, dizziness, hypertension

I am writing to share a noteworthy case presentation involving the successful application of medical massage protocols in the treatment of a chronic case. The patient, Sosi, had been suffering from symptoms such as charley horse/muscular cramps, headaches, dizziness, and hypertension for several years.

Integrative Medicine in Action: Paulina's Journey from Encephalopathy to Recovery

I am about to present a complicated case where the medical community couldn't find a solution using the clinical standards and reasoning of conventional medicine alone, without incorporating the practice of an integrative medicine approach. Prior to presenting the case, which includes but is not limited to a massage procedure, assessments, and the creation of an appropriate treatment plan, as always, we must listen carefully to our patient's presentation.

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