Review: RELXBIT Mini Percussion Massage Gun

By Herman | August 4, 2020

I have always loved tiny things, like tiny homes. When I was contacted about trying out a mini percussion massage gun by Relxbit, I was excited to give it a try.
Why? Percussion massage guns are big, loud, and intense. Now, that does not mean that I do not like them, because I do. A lot. They provide deep, percussion massage like no other massage tool I have seen in my twenty-plus years as a licensed massage therapist. They truly are a game-changer in the massage industry.

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How We’re Keeping Our Community Safe While Delivering In-Home Services

By Herman | August 2, 2020

With most areas of the country in some phase of reopening after widespread shutdowns related to COVID-19, we at Zeel are carefully managing the resumption of in-person services to ensure we can deliver the services our clients rely on with the utmost safety. Our mission to make vital health and wellness services easily accessible is stronger than ever, and our top priority as we forward that mission is for you to feel safe, confident, and comfortable booking them.

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How Changing Our Habits Can Change Our Practice

By Herman | July 29, 2020

Change can be difficult. Like, REALLY difficult.
In fact, we’ve written posts on here a few times regarding different ways therapists are stuck (or refuse to change) the way they practice. Quite often because of not wanting to include research in their practice, or committing to the new narratives around pain science etc.

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Articles Of The Week July 26, 2020

By Herman | July 26, 2020

This is a great podcast from a pain researcher and an exercise physiologist so you can better understand central sensitization and pain. Great stuff!
“Central Sensitization And Pain” – Ben Cormack & Melissa Farmer
You know if there’s something regarding exercise and pain, we’re going to share it. This one I really like as it focuses not so much on a specific exercise, but physical activity, and the person in front of you.

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Fast, cheap COVID testing

By Herman | July 25, 2020

Buck-a-day home tests for COVID already exist and would be extremely useful — like “save the world” kind of useful. With truly cheap testing, almost everyone could check themselves every morning before going out to be around other people. Within weeks, most of the infected could know that they are a danger before they are one… and the virus starts to suffocate.
This is how you open the bars, schools, and theatres without a vaccine.

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The myth of feminine fragility

By Herman | July 25, 2020

Nothing in life is perfectly safe, but lifting heavy things (bodybuilding, powerlifting) is much safer than most people assume (especially if you exclude the kooks who egregiously overdo it). The idea that women who lift suffer more pelvic organ prolapse is likely just sexist hand-wringing and fear-mongering about how delicate women are. A new study by Forner et al. shows that women “do not have an increased prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse symptoms.

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Few humans ever get to experience anything like this

By Herman | July 25, 2020

This is an amazing story: imagine living your whole life with a diagnosis of muscular dystrophy … which turns out be something else … and something treatable! And then you no longer have “muscular dystrophy.”
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Danielle Campo McLeod of Tecumseh, Ontario, was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy as a toddler.

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Clinical Massage & Soft Tissue Therapy

By Herman | July 23, 2020

 
Over the past year, Chris, of Meridian Massage at YOU Massage, has been working very hard completing a degree level qualification in Soft Tissue Therapy from the London School of Sports Massage, accredited Level 5 by the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage
He is now feeling more equipped than ever before to help deliver a remedy to your issues offering one service to all his clients: Clinical Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy
What is Soft Tissue Therapy?

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7 Digital Learning Environment Etiquette Tips

By Herman | July 23, 2020

National Holistic Institute takes pride in helping you develop a career in massage therapy that you will love.
As a student at NHI, you will be mentored by a team of dedicated professionals committed to your success. The expectations for online learning and classroom learning are the same however, with a few variances. For example, in-person your instructor and peers can pick up on an immense amount of verbal and nonverbal cues that help them understand your reasoning and thoughts.

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Are You All About The Exercise Or The Person Doing It? Making Movement Meaningful

By Herman | July 21, 2020

This is the first in the series of a few mini/microblogs of about 500 words (famous last words) and in this first one I wanted to kick off by talking about making movement and exercise meaningful.
This is a term that is being bandied about more and more in rehab but still has the feel of a buzzword rather than something well defined.
So what the hell does it mean……..
Firstly lets separate the idea of meaningful from what many describe as ‘functional’.

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