Articles of the Week October 18, 2020

By Herman | October 18, 2020

There are a lot of really great “go-to’s” in the exercise world. However, some of them become so staple that proper execution becomes  a problem. This article consults with multiple experts on how to correct them.
4 Exercises Most People Butcher (And How To Fix Them) – Shane Mclean
 
We coach our clients in injury prevention every day.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Massage

By Herman | October 17, 2020

We’ve often heard from Zeel customers that they wish they could get a massage every day.  With self-massage, you can—filling in the gaps between professional massages with a little good old fashioned at home DIY massage. The AMTA defines self-massage at “the application of massage strokes to your own body for therapeutic purposes.”
Self-massage has some disadvantages, of course.

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Massage Therapy Program at Blessing Hospital Part One [Research Perch]

By Herman | October 16, 2020

Hospital-based massage programs are on the rise as care providers seek non-pharmacological modalities for pain and stress relief.
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The post Massage Therapy Program at Blessing Hospital Part One [Research Perch] appeared first on Massage Therapy Foundation.

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How Daicel is Bringing Wellness Back to Work, Along with Their Employees

By Herman | October 16, 2020

The trip back to the office has been slow but steady. While some companies remain primarily or completely work from home, others have started bringing employees back to the office. This means that companies are now exploring a mix of benefits, from virtual benefits for home offices, to in-office services that meet new standards of both quality and safety.

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The Massage Profession Needs to Face the Future—United

By Herman | October 14, 2020

In this essay, the author says: “I have a vision that the massage field’s emerging leaders will find the balance in our professional identity that has eluded us.” This is one of 12 monthly essays presented as part of Massage Magazine’s 35th-anniversary celebration. Great Things Can Come Out of Turmoil When MASSAGE Magazine was born […]
The post The Massage Profession Needs to Face the Future—United appeared first on MASSAGE Magazine.

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Motor Learning Pitfalls and Autonomic Resilience

By Herman | October 14, 2020

Sometimes, I’ve found that teaching a movement cue to a client can backfire.
Coaching a neutral pelvic position or a braced core to do exercise, for instance, are great techniques to perfect a squat and deadlift and train a person to lift a heavy load.

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Two kinds of pain: sexual and non-sexual?

By Herman | October 14, 2020

The causes of chronic pain are routinely mysterious and good help can be hard to find. But pain related to sexual behaviour or anatomy? That is even trickier. Patients don’t just have trouble finding good help for sexual pain, they often encounter blatant hostility, sexism, homophobia, and squeamish sex-negativity. And let’s be clear: although men can have trouble with this too (especially queer men), we’re mainly talking about women facing male chauvinism and mysogyny.

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Chatting trigger points with Matt Phillips for Run Chat Live

By Herman | October 14, 2020

In which I actually got into the topic of “trigger points.” 😱 Although I have written a great deal about this topic, I rarely discuss it — in interviews, on social media — because it’s so polarized! I expect this to ruffle a few feathers on both sides of this fence…but only a little, I hope. It all seemed amiable and level-headed as I was saying it.
See the Run Chat Live episode page.
[Go to this post on PainScience.

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Adjusting to an Abnormal “New Normal”

By Herman | October 13, 2020

So school is back in session…sort of. We’re going back to the office…or maybe not. COVID is still a major concern. The seasons are changing. So: are we used to the “new normal” yet?
Ironically, though working from home has historically been considered a major perk, it has also taken a significant amount of adjustment. In fact, many people, especially parents, have found that they have less personal time than before the epidemic.

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VIDEO: Take a Mindfulness Break with Yemmie

By Herman | October 13, 2020

Yemsrach Tekletsadik is an Engineer turned Mindfulness Instructor. After receiving her engineering degree from Cornell University, she worked in corporate America for almost 10 years, where she got to experience first-hand the impact that stress has on the mind and the body. Her search for a happier and healthier life led her to meditation and yoga, which she was determined to share with others. She got certified and began teaching meditation to others in 2018 and has never been happier.

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