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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? 




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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...