Archive for the ‘Medical Massage’ Category

Correcting Head-Forward Posture

5 Tips For The Correction Of Forward Head Posture:

By Sam Visnic

Forward head posture is a very common imbalance seen today. Correction of forward head posture takes awareness, resolution of underlying causes, and repetition to make a lasting impact. These five tips will help you get faster results.

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Flex Accounts and HSAs pay for Massage

2009 is almost over. . . . Are you wondering how to best use the money in your Flex Account? A brief workshop will be held discussing how Flex Spending Accounts and HSAs can be used to pay for certain kinds of massage therapy treatments. This 30-minute workshop will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 19th at our office at 317 Cherokee Street in downtown Kingsport. Massage and other manual therapies can play an important role in helping you attain short and long term goals of better health and performance. This workshop is perfect for human resources personnel of large or small corporations, or for individuals with key health challenges they’d like to address.

This short workshop will also provide in depth and often surprising ways in which massage and other manual therapies can help with a variety of health challenges. Some conditions that respond particularly well to treatment include chronic and acute pain, neck and back pain, generalized joint pain, headaches, migraines, TMJD/jaw pain, postural problems, pregnancy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. It is also great for detoxification. Join us for an evening of education and discussion.

Amber and Paul Vachon are Nationally Certified Massage Therapists, with advanced training in several forms of bodywork as well as medical massage. To reserve a seat, please send an email to paul@ammatn.com or call us at 423-288-2662.

 

Posterior Knee Pain Relieved!

Thanks for the email, Terri!  We are so happy that you are feeling better and glad that you are sharing your experience with others. . . .

See more testimonials in our Testimonial section.

All of our testimonials are reprinted with permission. If you would like to make your story available to others, please let us know. Contact us at amma@ammatn.com or send us a letter the old-fashioned way.

 

Massage Increases Weight Gain in Pre-Term Infants

This month’s Journal of Perinatology published an interesting study by the Department of Neonatology at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. The study found that massage with is a relatively simple and inexpensive intervention that can improve weight gain in selected preterm infants.

None of us would want to be the any of the babies in the control group! (The ones not receiving massage.)

Read more at PubMed.com:
“Massage with kinesthetic stimulation improves weight gain in preterm infants.” Journal of Perinatology: official journal of the California Perinatal Association 2009 May;29(5):352-7. PMID: 19148112

 

Avid Runner Recovers Quickly from Sprain

 

Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) can be extremely effective in treating sprains. . . . Thanks for letting us know how well you recovered. We’re so glad to be able to help!  Now it’s time to start training for the Crazy 8’s 8K road race!

See more testimonials in our Testimonial section.

All of our testimonials are reprinted with permission. If you would like to make your story available to others, please let us know. Contact us at amma@ammatn.com or send us a letter the old-fashioned way.

 

Interview TMJ Expert

Interview TMJ Expert Amber Vachon

Want to interview an expert, and need an interview in a hurry? Call TMJ Expert Amber Vachon. Regardless of her location, Amber will make herself available for your newspaper or magazine interview, for your radio talk show, or for your television talk show. Amber has spent years studying jaw pain and the temporomandibular joint from a holistic standpoint and has developed a highly effective alternative treatment regimen for jaw pain. As one of the country’s leading TMJ experts, few massage therapists are better attuned to the challenges of TMJD sufferers than Amber. An interview with Amber is filled with valuable educational information for your audience.

Amber’s innovative TMJD manual therapy treatment regimen is gentle and non-invasive, making it a beneficial conservative treatment option. Manual therapy is highly effective in correcting malocclusions and the functional anatomy of the TMJ. Treatment responds to specific TMJ movement disorders by addressing the soft tissue of the TMJ.

Amber’s clinic, Appalachian Medical Massage Associates, serves the greater southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee area, drawing clients primarily from Abingdon, Bristol, Gate City, Greeneville, Jonesborough, Kingsport, Johnson City, Knoxville, and Wise.

 

Spring Newsletter – Hot off the presses!

The newest edition of our semiannual newsletter, “To Your Health,” is hot off the presses!

Featured articles include:
“Whiplash: Healing a Pain in the Neck” – Hope Bentley
“Massage for Your Teenager? Bodywork Can Ease Adolescent Angst”
“Hot or Cold for Injuries? How to Know Which is Best for You” – Art Riggs
“Announcing New Client Stimulus Program”

You can download it below as an Adobe PDF file. Considered by many to be the global standard for electronic document sharing, the latest version of Adobe Reader is available for free download at http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

Read the “To Your Health” Spring 2009 Newsletter!

 

Massage Reduces Hospital Stay in Pre-Term Babies

The December edition of the Journal of Perinatology published a great research study performed at a nursing school in Brazil. The study found that in the case of premature babies born at 32 weeks or less, those who received massage were released from the hospital an average of 7 days before their non-massaged counterparts. Neonatal sepsis was also greatly reduced in this group.

No big surprise there. Read more at PubMed.com:
“Massage therapy reduces hospital stay and occurrence of late-onset sepsis in very preterm neonates.” Journal of Perinatology: official journal of the California Perinatal Association 2008 Dec;28(12):815-20. PMID: 18633421

 

Hand Surgery Avoided for DeQuervain’s Tendonitis

Raj Mehta recovers from DeQuervain’s Tendonitis and avoids hand surgery!  

Thanks for letting us help, Raj! We are also glad that you are sharing your experience with others. . . .

See more testimonials in our Testimonial section.

All of our testimonials are reprinted with permission. If you would like to make your story available to others, please let us know. Contact us at amma@ammatn.com or send us a letter the old-fashioned way.

 

 

Massage Therapy Can Ease Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy

By Nicole Cutler

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is not just one disease, but a generic term that covers more than thirty genetic disorders sharing the characteristics of progressive skeletal muscle degeneration and weakness. The severity, progression and distribution of the symptoms as well as age of onset, are some of the things that separate one form of MD from another. Read the rest of this entry »