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A Common Cause of Back Pain: The Wallet
Massage for Lupus Patients
Massage and Lupus Article
Great Article about Frozen Shoulder


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I stepped away from the blog for awhile to think about what I really wanted it to be. I want to share more than information I want to challenge and inspire. So today I started new.
A Healing Balance Blog will have information, quotes, photos, recipes and challenges for anyone who wants to enjoy. 

If there is content you want to see let me know. I am happy to share any knowledge I have. I will also share struggles and stumbles along the way. 

I hope this blog offers something to each of you.

A Common Cause of Back Pain: The Wallet

Hey everyone, have you been experiencing low back pain? Hip Pain? Shooting pain down your leg? Is it hard to stand after sitting a long time? Is it hard to find a comfortable position laying down? Are you struggling with pain on a day to day basis and it has been impacting your ability to enjoy life? Well, before looking ahead to find help first we need to look back, to your back pocket to be exact.

Some people like to carry a wallet and you have a favorite back pocket to carry that wallet. You also sit on that wallet day in and day out.

Massage for Lupus Patients

A diagnosis of lupus can be devastating for anyone but massage can help. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues ("auto" means "self") and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue.

Massage and Lupus Article

Massage & Lupus
February 15, 2012
Original Source: http://www.amtamassage.org/articles/3/MTJ/detail/2538

There are myriad ways massage therapists can make contact with other health care professionals, and in today’s climate, these opportunities are probably only going to increase. Because there’s some substantial research showing how effective massage therapy can be for relieving pain and stress, one natural fit for massage therapists looking to make inroads in a health care environment is working with clients who suffer from diseases that involve chronic pain.

Great Article about Frozen Shoulder

Is That Really Frozen Shoulder?

By Whitney Lowe, LMT

It is easy to get excited about being able to help a client that comes to you with a specific pain condition. In fact, this is one of the most rewarding aspects of doing clinical massage.

With only your hands you can perform therapeutic procedures that help relieve the pain and suffering that your client has been experiencing. However, in our enthusiasm to help as many people as possible we must avoid a common clinical mistake: oversimplification and overgeneralization of our client's complaints.

Happy Forensic Nurses Week

Time to Celebrate these amazing women and men who offer so much and ask for so little in return!

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Here are just a few benefits you can receive from regular massage work:

· Improve range of motion
·  Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
·  Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.  
·  Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
·  Increase joint flexibility. 
·  Lessen depression and anxiety. 
·  Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
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