How painful actions give us clues when designing a treatment plan
“Honestly, I’m very surprised,” said my client, an orthopedic surgeon. – I did not expect that after just one session I would feel so much better. I thought that massage gives only a temporary effect, and to consolidate it you need to go through a whole course! After you, the very next day I woke up, and the pain somehow did not happen. I am so pleased!
“But I’m surprised,” I answered. – Could you explain more precisely what it means – “pain as it never happened”? Continue reading
Almost everyone has a friend or relative who has ever landed on the operating table due to a rupture of the meniscus of the knee joint. Such an injury is usually received either instantly: for example, if a leg bent at the knee is curled in some unnatural way. Or damage of this kind develops gradually, due to age-related degenerative processes and / or the constant repetitive stress of these structures.
Symptoms of a meniscus rupture include swelling of tissues on the injured side, pain in the knee joint (sometimes it spreads to other parts of the leg) and loss of the ability to fully extend the leg in the injured knee joint. Continue reading
Restoring tissue density is a massage technique based on the theory of Linda LePelli, which states that pain in the structures of the musculoskeletal system is directly related to an increase in tissue density. By restoring normal tissue density, you will thereby relieve your client of pain. In addition, by carefully assessing and comparing the density of different tissues of the client, it is possible to accurately diagnose various problems with the musculoskeletal system before, during and after therapy.
To get started, let us turn our attention to the tissue density rating scale developed by Linda.
Level 0 = sluggish fabric, “hanging”, does not resist the force of gravity. This tissue density indicates that a Continue reading
Reflections on what a massage therapist needs to develop
The massage therapist career requires a flexible mind, a hardy body and, most importantly, their strong connection. We have a great responsibility – we must not only help our clients, but also serve as an example for them of a responsible and informed attitude to our health. I believe that the cornerstone of our success in the field of massage and a long career is taking care of ourselves and adhering to the principles of personal ethics.
The ethical framework defines the professional boundaries of what is permitted and guides us in the Continue reading
Everyone knows that the shoulder joint is the loosest of the joints of the human body and no other can be compared with it in mobility. At the same time, its structure is very unstable – basically, this joint is supported by soft tissues that control its movements and at the same time limit them. Due to such high mobility, the shoulder joint is susceptible to various injuries, especially if the load falls on it at the moment when it is in an unfavorable position from the point of view of biomechanics of movements.
One of these injuries is a dislocation of the shoulder joint, that is, the exit of the head of the humerus from the articular cavity of the scapula. With a dislocation, the soft tissues of the shoulder supporting the joint Continue reading