‘neuromuscular’ Posts

Trigger Points 101: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment

When a client says “muscle knot,” a trained massage therapist often hears “trigger point.” The medical community is still uncertain about their exact physiology, but trigger points are behind many daily aches and pains. For those suffering from chronic or persistent pain, finding a massage therapist that is skilled in trigger point therapy  can be the first step to pain

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Quadrilateral (Quadrangular) Space Syndrome

Quadrilateral (or quadrangular) space syndrome is a situation where the axillary nerve in the posterior shoulder becomes compressed. Symptoms often include a dull shoulder ache and numbness or tingling down the arm, and can worsen when the arm is raised in the abducted position.

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Types of Massage: What’s the Difference?!

I recently came across an article on LifeHacker.com explaining some of the more popular forms of massage and who they are best suited for. The initial question driving the article (“What’s the difference between all these types of massages?”) is a common one, and one of the many reasons why I feel there is a