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Massage Aha!

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

The Piriformis Muscle

The Piriformis Muscle

Responsible for laterally rotating the femur, the Piriformis muscle lies deep on the posterior pelvis, under Gluteus Maximus. What Does Piriformis Do? In addition to lateral rotation of the leg (turning your foot to the outside), the Piriformis muscle also

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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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The Quadratus Lumborum Muscle

The Quadratus Lumborum (QL) Muscle

The Quadratus Lumborum (QL) muscle can be tricky for your massage therapist to reach. The QLs are located deep in the abdomen, but oddly enough, causes a majority of low back pain. Stretching from the posterior ilium (the large round

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Mobile Office Chair Massage

Mobile Office Massage in Kansas City

Outside of offering a gigantic bonus to each of your Kansas City employees, there are few ways to reward your staff better than a mobile office massage. Office Chair Massage is performed in a special chair while the client is

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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. Feelings of despair and hopelessness or suicidal thoughts are

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Male Symbol

On Being a Male Massage Therapist

I have heard objections to hiring a male massage therapist many times over the years. “I could never have another man ‘rub my body’ like that.” “I don’t think I would be comfortable with a man I don’t know coming

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Child with Spina Bifida in a wheelchair

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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Youth soccer players

Pediatric and Youth Massage

Stress, injuries, and illness are not exclusive to adulthood, leaving a significant number of pediatric clients and youth who can greatly benefit from massage. While you may still hold an image of massage therapy in your head as being a

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Woman with a megaphone - tell your massage therapist about these 7 things.

7 Things You Should Tell Your Massage Therapist

Everybody is different. Every body is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to massage therapy sessions. You should tell your massage therapist anything that could possibly affect the session or your goals. Your anatomy, medical history, daily activities,

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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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