Jun 24, 2022
A client in a student clinic has a chronic, debilitatingly painful condition: trigeminal neuralgia. She gets surprising relief, if only for a short time, from massage—not on the painful area, but close by. Why did this happen? Can we recreate this success? Can we prolong it?
Jun 17, 2022
A person reports sporadic episodes of unexplained goosebumps all down one side of the body. No other symptoms are present: no pain, tingling, numbness, or anything.
Is it dysautonomia? Is it a weird kind of seizure?
What are goosebumps good for, anyway?
It turns out they might be more important than we...
Jun 10, 2022
A weightlifting client who has never had professional massage wants help with back and leg pain. Simple enough, right? But in their first interview they reveal a 4-year-old history of thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy, and lymph node removal.
What repercussions does this have for their massage? Can we move forward? Do we...
Jun 3, 2022
A client has a knee replacement on his RIGHT knee, but then develops nerve symptoms in his LEFT foot. It’s been five years, and he’s seen a variety of specialists, and no one knows what’s going on. His massage therapist has some strategies to help him, but what is really going on here? Spoiler alert: I have no...
May 27, 2022
A client with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive and ultimately terminal nervous system disease, is getting amazing results with massage and other interventions. How is this possible?
ALS is a serious situation, but if the client can communicate clearly, it is a great match for massage. Listen in to...