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

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Aaron Harris Elected to Missouri AMTA Board

(Paul) Aaron Harris has been elected to serve on the Missouri American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Board. The general election was held in February and Aaron was sworn into a two-year term of service on March 12, 2022. Aaron will

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Massage Gift Certificates Available

Why Massages Make the Best Gifts

While I might be slightly biased, I truly believe that giving the gift of massage is one of the best presents you can give. Especially during the holidays.  Here are some reasons why a massage is a great gift for

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Talk During a Massage?

Many clients wonder if they should talk during their massage. The answer is it’s totally up to you. Here are some things to think about: At the beginning of a massage treatment, it is beneficial to close your eyes and

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Aaron Harris, BCTMB

Why I Became a Massage Therapist

I have had a ton of unusual experiences in my career. I’ve had a lot of jobs. So answering the question, “Why did you become a massage therapist?” becomes a convoluted and lengthy story. I really wanted to go medical

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Improve Grip Strength With Massage

Massage therapy can significantly improve hand grip strength and endurance according to a recent study. Rock climbers are an example of clients who could benefit from massage therapy to improve grip strength. How often do you grip items doing your

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The Piriformis Muscle

The Piriformis Muscle

Responsible for laterally rotating the femur, the Piriformis muscle lies deep on the posterior pelvis, under Gluteus Maximus. The Piriformis muscle attaches the anterior sacrum to the greater trochanter of the femur. What Does Piriformis Do? In addition to lateral

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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 bone at

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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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