Three myths about massage research
Today, the author of the article, a scientist, massage therapist and teacher, will tell you about the three most common misconceptions related to scientific research in the field of massage.…

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Why self-care is so important to a massage therapist
In my seminars on orthopedics and massage, which I hold around the world, I always put emphasis on the importance of taking care of one's own health in the life…

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Massage therapist ethics
Ethics - the doctrine of moral principles and acceptable behavior in a particular situation or society. Ethics can be individual, group or professional. In our field of activity, professional ethics…

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Posture and movement

How the way we move affects who we are

Posture is an object of close attention of massage therapists and chiropractors around the world. Seminars, studies are held on this subject, articles are written, new methods of working with posture constantly appear. Like any phenomenon of reality, which includes the physical characteristics of a person, posture can be subjected to philosophical reflection.

Let’s look at the vertical position of our body from this side, consider at such an angle the difference in the length of the legs, the extension of the head forward and, of course, all of us beloved stoop. Is all this really important? Do we really have to always keep our backs straight? Yes they should. It would seem that this article can be completed on Continue reading

New

Throughout my career as an anatomy teacher at the university, my students have asked me several times about muscles that I did not know existed. Since I have been engaged in anatomy for more than thirty years, after each such question I re-read a huge amount of materials to get to the bottom of the truth. The human body is unique – it consists of a great many diverse structures. However, if this diversity goes beyond the scope of classical textbooks on anatomy, many experts refuse to recognize it. On the other hand, many experienced surgeons and anatomists are faced with different variants of the norm literally every day.

One of these “new muscles” that my students told me about is the so-called “sphenoid-mandibular” muscle. Continue reading

Muscle sprains and tears

Muscles, like any other soft tissues of our body, are easily damaged. Stretching muscles is a common trauma, damage to muscle fibers that occurs under the influence of excessive tensile stress.

However, it should be noted that not only tensile forces are often to blame for this kind of muscle damage – a combination of muscle tension and contraction can be the cause of such an injury.

Stretching can occur if a muscle that is in a contracted state is subjected to excessive stress, tension. Due to the nature of muscle mechanics, stretching is more likely with eccentric contractions than with Continue reading

Dangerous trait
Thanks to the brave women participating in the movement, who decided to openly condemn sexual harassment in various spheres of society, the whole world started talking about the fact that…

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Three myths about massage research
Today, the author of the article, a scientist, massage therapist and teacher, will tell you about the three most common misconceptions related to scientific research in the field of massage.…

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Meniscus tear diagnostics
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…

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Rectus femoris muscle
The rectus femoris muscle divides the front of the thigh in two and is located between the tailor muscle and the tensor of the broad fascia of the thigh. The…

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