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Frozen Shoulder, Part 2

Posted on 7/18/2014 by Jane Bridgeforth in adhesions shoulders frozen shoulder Adhesive Capsulitis glenohumeral joint

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition causing stiffness, pain, and inflammation that results in loss of range of motion of the shoulder.

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Bamboo Massage

Posted on 7/9/2014 by Jane Bridgeforth in massage bamboo tools

You recognize this, don't you? Bamboo. It is a type of grass with a hard hollow stem. These woody stalks come in an assortment of sizes, lengths and thickness and make excellent massage tools.

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Hot Sheets

Posted on 7/1/2014 by Jane Bridgeforth in flannel comfort sheets

Yep, it is likely 85 degrees (or more) outside, and those are really flannel sheets on the table for you. My new client said she thought of flannel sheets only in the cooler months and wondered if she would be sweaty.

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When should I eat?

Posted on 6/20/2014 by Jane Bridgeforth in massage relaxation eating

A new client asked that question a few days ago. Apparently, she had a dinner invite and was trying to figure out how to time her massage session. The meal was expected to be a heavy, satisfying one with dessert, espresso, and alcohol. She wanted to know if she should have the massage or the meal first.

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Posted on 6/19/2014 by Jane Bridgeforth in relaxation tools Dual Roller Platinum Body Massager Japan

I know the last blog notes were about deep tissue, but trust me, that's not the subject this time around. Many massage therapists use something other than their hands during a relaxation massage. It may be a stone (hot or cold), lava shell, hot paws, flax packs (hot or cold), golf balls, etc. However, it seems Japan has taken a bold step forward in relaxation devices.

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