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Massage for Levator Scapula

Massage for Levator Scapula

Most massage therapists would probably consider that the levator scapula is one of the more significant muscles of the neck and shoulder complex. Massaging and changing the tone of the levator scapula can resolve the pain and discomfort that many clients feel in the neck. According to Ian Harvey, aka Massage Sloth, around 80-90% of stiff neck or crick in the neck then levator scapula is the main culprit. Also forward head posture leads to the lev scap being in…

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The Benefits of Butt Massage

The Benefits of Butt Massage

A regular posting on massage facebook groups goes along the lines of I had a new client today. After the session she commented that no-one had ever massaged my butt/glutes before. Doesn’t everyone include glute massage as part of their normal routine? The comments typically follow along the lines of Well I always include the glutes or Yes, I hear that all the time or similar such comments. At which point someone will chime in with But that’s crazy…everyone therapist…

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Coccyx Massage

Coccyx Massage

Coccyx pain is a relatively common problem which can be range from mildly annoying to quite debilitating for some people. Often it is the result of an impact or fall directly onto the coccyx which can have happened a long time previously. The impact caused structural damage or dysfunctional alignment to the coccyx which may not necessarily lead to pain at the time but only manifest years later. There is some dispute whether a normal coccyx should have some ability…

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Massage for the Neck

Massage for the Neck

The vast majority of the clients I see will request that I spend some time working on the neck. Tightness in the neck can lead to headaches or just result in stiffness and limited range of motion. Turning your head to look to the side can become a challenge. With the stresses and strains we put on our bodies through our daily actions, the muscles of the neck often feel tight, sore and compromised. Sitting in front of computers, looking…

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Subscapularis Massage

Subscapularis Massage

Subscapularis is part of the rotator cuff group and the actions include medial (internal) rotation of the humerus. When the arm is abducted then it stabilizes the humerus forward and down. The origin of the muscle is the subscapular fossa and it inserts at the lesser tubercle of the humerus. Image – https://www.mindmeister.com/images/download/8974083 Trigger Points – http://www.triggerpointnc.com/images/fig/Subscapularis.jpg Injuries to the subscapularis can include tears and tendinitis. In fact then subscapularis tendon is probably the structure most frequently injured in the…

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TMJ Massage

TMJ Massage

A significant number of people suffer from TMJ issues and massage can reportedly help in some cases.  Whilst I have some experience with relieving jaw pain through (trigger point) massage of the major jaws muscles such as the masseter, I do not claim to be an expert as such. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to email or phone me on 0434 631 987. The information on this page is primarily reviews of online TMJ massage videos…

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