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Jan 14, 2022

A client wakes up with a limp arm and wrist. He’s a carpenter, so this is a problem! What is going on, and can massage therapy help?

Join us for a closeup look at nerve damage and radial nerve palsy.




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Jan 7, 2022

Sixty minutes into the session, a massage therapist discovers the client has a fentanyl patch—that they did not report on their intake form. Is the therapist at risk for exposure? What are some good practices regarding medicated patches for massage therapy clients? Listen on for more.





Dec 17, 2021

A client with a history of heart failure, lymphedema, and diabetes contracted COVID. At first, she seemed to get through with only mild symptoms, but many months later she is hospitalized for three days with blood clots and lung scarring. 

Is there a role for massage therapy for this client?

What questions do we need to...

Dec 10, 2021

A client was involved in a motor vehicle accident three years ago. Since then, she’s had numbness and weakness in her legs, and she struggles with incontinence, balance, and fatigue. Oh, and she had a baby, and hopes to have another.


What is going on, and what are the safety parameters for...

Dec 3, 2021

A client is tapering off her prednisone to treat her polymyalgia rheumatica. She still has persistent pain in her shoulders. Is there anything her massage therapist can safely do to help her?

Polymyalgia rheumatica sounds dire. The good news is, it’s highly treatable, and massage—with respect for pain...