These evidence-based studies explain the physiology and suggest that post-exercise massage reduces tissue damage and accelerates muscle recovery.
Facial Roller Massage Increases Skin Blood Flow
A daily five-minute massage with a face roller could result in up to a 25% increase in blood flow to the skin.
Myofascial Release Post Breast Cancer Surgery
Myofascial release showed decreased pain, increased shoulder movement, and increased functionality in women after breast cancer surgery.
Post-Exercise Massage and Muscle Stiffness
Post-exercise massage is commonly adminstered to reduce muscle stiffness. This study explores the effectiveness of post-exercise massage after running.
Mindful Touch Can Modify the Brain’s Functional Connectivity
This study evaluated brain connectivity while clients were receiving static touch by a person who was performing mindful touch versus non-mindful touch.
Fascial Thickness and Aging
The authors suggest that increased fascial thickness in the lumbar spine of elderly implies that the fascia dynamically adapts to the forces acting upon it.
FREE LMCE video – Prone Deep Pressure Massage into the Neck Modification with Thenar Eminence
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Foam Rolling the ITB did not Increase Hip ROM
The principle of “creep” states that a sustained force placed upon a tissue will deform that tissue to the force. In this study of foam rolling the ITB…
Three Helpful Tools for Managing Your Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is so much more than an occasional headache or sore muscle. It is the persistent presence of debilitating pain that can greatly affect our life.
FREE LMCE video – Palpation of the Masseter
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Stretching Increases Skin Temperature
Stretching increases skin temperature so it warms up the myofascial tissues of the body, and is effecttive at warming up the body before physical activity.
Advanced Stretching Techniques
Advanced stretching technique include pin and stretch technique as well as neural inhibition techniques (CR, AC, PIR, PNF) that relax / inhibit musculature.
Nerve Mobilization Increases Ankle Dorsiflexion
A study like this is important because it provides evidence-based proof that there is efficacy to the treatment technique known as nerve mobilization.
FREE DCOMT video – Muscle Palpation Protocols Using Scapulohumeral Rhythm
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New Ligament of the Ankle Joint – Lateral Fibulotalocalcaneal Ligament
The anterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments are connected and can be considered to be one structure: the lateral fibulotalocalcaneal ligament.
How to Stretch Your Clients
There are many types of stretching techniques. Following is a guide to the many different types of stretching techniques that exist.
What is Stretching?
Stretching is essentially a mechanical manual/movement therapy that is aimed at making a soft tissue longer so that we can increase flexibility.
Why Does Static Stretching Cause Muscle Weakness?
Two primary hypotheses have been proposed to explain the stretching-induced force deficit, in other words, the muscle weakness…
More Frequent Massage Sessions are More Effective for Neck Pain
Multiple 60-minute massages per week were more effective than fewer or shorter sessions for individuals with chronic neck pain.
How Exercise and Stretching Improves Sleep Deficiency
Research suggests that moderate aerobic exercise improves the amount we sleep so it can help with sleep deficiency.
FREE DCOMT video – Joint Mobilization of the Lumbar Spine into Flexion
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The Effect of Manual Therapy on COPD
Soft tissue manipulation produced immediate clinically meaningful improvements in lung function in patients with severe and very severe COPD.
FREE DCOMT video – Deep Pressure into the Soleus with the Knee Joint Flexed
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Combining Fitness and Self-Care for Your Well-Being
In an era where life is fast-paced, it is not uncommon to be on a path of never-ending action. This can take a toll on your health and well-being.
How much do you know about muscles?
Muscle Anatomy Anatomy is the key to physiology, which is the key to pathophysiology, which is the key to assessment and treatment. SO… Anatomy is so very important for manual therapists and movement professionals! [os-widget path=”/yanikphoto/how-much-do-you-know-about-muscles” of=”yanikphoto”] If you enjoyed …
Bad Habits to Change for a Better You
For overall health and wellness, some habits need to be broken. Here is a list of bad habits to change so that you can look and feel your best!
Pain Therapy: How Cancer Pain Can Be Treated Naturally
Massage therapy, cryotherapy, and acupuncture are great non-addictive ways to approach pain therapy for patients with a cancer diagnosis.
Physical Fitness And Self-Care: How To Find A Balance
It’s imperative that your self-care needs are met in a healthy way. Take time to focus on yourself so you can recharge and be the best version of yourself.
Massage of the Plantar Fascia Increases Hamstring Flexibility
This study found that remote stretching via self-myofascial release using foam roller massage of the plantar fascia does increase hamstring extensibility.
The Effect of Stretching on Flexibility and Joint Range of Motion
All types of stretching showed joint range of motion improvements over the long term, however, static stretching technique showed the greatest improvement.