Archive for the ‘Therapeutic Massage’ Category

Dr. Dean Ornish on Healing

“Instead of trying to motivate [patients] with the ‘fear of dying,’ Ornish reframes the issue. He inspires a new vision of the ‘joy of living’ — convincing them they can feel better, not just live longer.” ~ Fast Company

In an inspiring video from the TED lecture series, Dr. Dean Ornish shows us ways in which we can change ourselves. . . . Thereby leading happier, healthier & even longer lives.

 

Dr. Weil’s Recommendations for Wrist Pain

Dr. Weil’s recommendations for carpal tunnel syndrome self-care include:

  • rest
  • a certain vitamin
  • yoga
  • arnica gel
  • ice packs

Read his entire article at: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02918/Carpal-Tunnel-Syndrome.html

 

Dr. Oz Explains Trigger Points

When you have easy to reach trigger points that create problematic referral pain, we teach you to do this.  Self-care techniques are key to the recovery process!  Kudos to Dr. Oz for getting to word out that people can self-treat myofascial pain!


 

Spring 2010 Newsletter Now Available – “To Your Health”

The newest edition of our semiannual newsletter, “To Your Health” Spring 2010, is hot off the presses!

Featured articles include:

~ “The Benefits of Lymphatic Massage” – Cathy Ulrich
~ “No Pain, No Gain?” – Cathy Ulrich
~ “Massage for Seniors”

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Tiny Touches Make A Big Difference. . .

Evidence That Little Touches Do Mean So Much, a recent New York Times article by Benedict Carey, encourages more fist bumps, shoulder pats, hugs, and high fives. So do we!

 

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.

 

How to Be More Positive

How to Be More Positive – Building Your Own (Recession-Proof) Lemonade Empire
By Susan Dato

With all that’s been going on in the world lately it comes as no surprise that, in the recent months, internet searches have spiked with the query ‘how to be more positive.’ As simple as the notion of it seems on the surface, it often proves challenging for many, and at certain times more than others. If you’re struggling with being optimistic, take heart in knowing you are certainly not alone and there are real, practical tips that have been the cornerstone of many, if not all, of the most successful (and happiest) people in our history.

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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”

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Read the “To Your Health” Spring 2009 Newsletter!