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Massage Aha!

Professional therapeutic massage therapy in Kansas City, MO by Aaron Harris, BCTMB

Category: Medical Conditions and Massage

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Massage For Eye Strain

Most people don’t immediately think about getting a massage for eye strain. There are several ways a massage can help with this common complaint. We spend a lot of time staring at screens which can lead to eyestrain. The vast

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Lymphatic System

Post-surgical Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Regular post-surgical lymphatic drainage massage can be one of the most therapeutic ways you can reduce swelling, promote healing, and aligning scar tissue. I’ve been having weekly lymphatic massages with Aaron for several weeks now and would highly recommend him!

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Plantar Fasciitis vs Plantar Fasciosis

You woke up this morning and jumped out of bed and triggered a searing pain in your foot that brought tears to your eyes. “Ouch,” you cry, “my plantar fasciitis is back!” Not so fast: you might have plantar fasciosis

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Anatomy of the Glenohumeral Joint

Don’t Shoulder the Pain

The shoulder is an interlocking system of bones, joints, cartilage, tendons and fluid that allows us to lift anything from a pen to a child. But unfortunately, this complicated system is also vulnerable to injury, pain, overwork or even just

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Foot Massage

Foot Massage for Surgical Pain and Anxiety

A recent study has shown a reduction in pain intensity for patients who received regular foot massage after undergoing surgery. A foot massage provides relaxation and a reduction in anxiety. Patients and doctors are rightly concerned about the over-prescription of opioids

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Low Back Pain

Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain

One of the most common complaints I’ve seen in my many years as a massage therapist is stiffness and pain in a client’s low back. Thankfully, massage therapy is one of the most effective treatments for low back pain. Identifying the

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Flu Essentials

Can I Get a Massage When I Have the Flu?

While I can certainly understand the inclination to seek a massage to combat the body aches and general “icky” feeling that goes along with suffering from the flu, there are several reasons why it’s a bad idea. What is Influenza

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Massage for Depression

Most clients dealing with depression can reap several benefits from massage. Nurturing, non-sexual therapeutic touch is one of the most important ways we humans have of maintaining a healthy stress response. Call 911 Feelings of despair and hopelessness or suicidal

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Spina Bifida and Massage

Infants with Spina Bifida should receive extensive physical therapy and massage to establish and maintain function, especially in the abdomen and legs. Adults with this birth defect can receive massage as long as their sensation is intact. What is Spina

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Massage of a patient with Cerebral Palsy in a wheelchair.

Cerebral Palsy and Massage

Massage is an appropriate and useful treatment for people with Cerebral Palsy whose sensation and ability to communicate is intact. Massage can help these patients maintain muscle elasticity and improve motor skills. What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy (CP) is

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