Monday, March 19, 2012

Low Back Workshop

Hope all is well with you all and hoping your Low Back is also functioning and pain free. To those of you looking for a Low Back Workshop, check out the link below. I will be giving one at:

ABQ School of Massage Therapy
10590 2nd St NW, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM, 87114
Phone: 505-948-4622
ABQ School of Massage Therapy & Health Science

This is a little something that I will be talking about.

There is general agreement that low back pain falls into three broad categories. Back pain can result from:
  1  Serious spinal pathology (or non-spinal pathology that refers to the spine.)
  2  Nerve root pain (radicular pain)
  3  Non-specific causes

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Importance of MET (Muscle Energy Techniques)

The flow of the massage session involves the skilled weaving of MET elements into a full body rhythmic, soothing, effective massage experience. It is difficult for me to imagine performing a massage session without incorporating MET methods as an intervention tool. I feel MET methods are generally safe and well accepted by clients.
However, To effectively integrate MET methods into the massage the massage therapist needs to be knowledgeable regarding joint movement patterns and normal ranges of motion. With practice and a shift in perception, the massage professional should be able to introduce these methods, and the underlying concepts, into the massage session, resulting in greater benefits to the client.

Anyone have a FAVORITE MET method they'd like to share???? Would love to hear them.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Free Bon Vital Product

Bon Vital is giving away some free stuff. Check out their FB page, Like them, and then write something on their wall. Free Bon Vital Stuff