Is the Normatec Pulse 2.0 the Ultimate Muscle Recovery System?

By Herman | September 18, 2020

When you’re between in-person massages, there are many other interim options to relieve stressed muscles—hot baths, rolling tennis balls under the feet, topical rubs. If, however, you’re an athlete, marathoner, recovering from injury, or just someone who’s started walking longer distances than the few feet between your chair, your bed, and the fridge, consider the Normatec Pulse 2.0, the favorite recovery tool of pro athletes, from Chloe Kim to Steph Curry.

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How Massage Can Ease the Burdens of PTSD

By Herman | September 18, 2020

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a psychological condition caused by experiencing, or being exposed to, a traumatic event. Such events may be, but are not limited to, physical and/or sexual violence, natural disasters, serious accidents, and war. While PTSD was first formally identified in veterans of the American Civil War, it may occur in people of any background and age. 
PTSD is not uncommon. According to the National Institute of Health, an estimated 3.

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Virtual Ergonomics & Mobility with Dr. Tom Oddo

By Herman | September 17, 2020

Dr. Tom Oddo is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in Manhattan, NY. He stays up-to-date with post-graduate seminars in ergonomics, physical therapy, biomechanics, diagnosis, and sports performance. He specializes in musculoskeletal pain, treating all areas of the body, and works to teach patients to keep themselves out of pain.
Working from home shouldn’t mean sacrificing wellness at work.

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Hold Times For Stretching In Manual Therapy

By Herman | September 16, 2020

I’ve been in this niche of manual therapy for nearly 3 decades.
When I entered this world, via myofascial release (MFR) training, hold-times were taught at a “minimum of 90-120 seconds”, as this was the time it was said to have taken for the fascia to begin to change from sol to gel.
But we were encouraged to stick around longer, as most patients were said to have multiple restrictions that would need to be worked through.

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Article reborn: Pain professionals reviewed

By Herman | September 15, 2020

Adam Meakins, physical therapist, on the state of manual therapy, all the techniques/professions that focus on “fixing” people with hands and relatively simple tools, like spinal manipulative therapy, massage therapy, or nerve flossing:
If manual therapy could rid itself of all the over-complicated pseudo-scientific egotistical narcissistic bollocks that infests and surrounds it then I think it could be so much more effective for so many more than it currently is.

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Lack of “originality” is a feature here, not a bug

By Herman | September 15, 2020

I get a few refund requests from book customers with complaints that go something like this:
“None of this is new. I can get all of this info somewhere else.”
Well, that’s the funny thing about reporting and science writing: the point of the job is to describe and explain “facts,” to reflect an expert consensus that by definition has already been published. My books are deliberately based on citations to scientific literature and expert opinions.

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How to Record and Submit Your Video Interview Responses

By Herman | September 14, 2020

Setting Up Your Space
When preparing to record your video answers, choose a quiet, well-lit location. The more light you can bring into the room, the better video quality you’ll have. 
If possible, record yourself with a window in front of you so the natural light illuminates your face. Avoid positioning yourself with a window behind you, which will darken your image and make you difficult to see.

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Five Benefits of Scalp Massage

By Herman | September 14, 2020

Why try scalp massage? Your scalp is full of nerves close to the surface of the skin. Massaging the scalp relaxes the nervous system by stimulating these nerve endings – and a light touch is sufficient.  In other words, you don’t need a full deep tissue massage to get the benefit.
Now let’s talk about some of the important benefits of scalp massage.

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Articles Of The Week September 13, 2020

By Herman | September 13, 2020

In a pandemic world, stress can leave us worn down and with less energy to carry on our day-to-day lives. This article looks at the syndrome, which some of us may have once called “adrenal fatigue” and analyzes the actual mechanism at play.
Do you have Stress Bod? The surprising science of feeling awful – and what to do about it. – Ryan Maciel et al.

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Hand Self-Shiatsu for Sleep [Research Perch]

By Herman | September 11, 2020

Listen in as host Doug Nelson speaks with Shiatsu Therapist Leisa Bellmore, MSc, ST, about her research studying hand self-Shiatsu […]
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