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05-06-2012
Athletic Style Kinesio Taping Now Available!


Kinesio Tape (K-T Tape) is light weight with adhesive backing. The tape has the ability to stretch when held by either end of the tape to apply on the.....
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11-01-2011
Honor Your Body


Honor Your Body
Some people have a hard time even considering massage because they are so unh.....
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06-09-2009
Pain, Pain, go away: Strokes for Folks Therapeutic Massage has been relieving aches, pains for five years


Lynette M. Stauffer founded Strokes for Folks Therapeutic Massage, LLC in June 2004 in Rosemount. It was a landmark move for Stauffer, who worked with.....
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definitions of massage

Definitions of Massage

Massage Types

Therapy Types

Techniques

Strain/Counter Strain

Strain / Counter Strain

Developed by osteopath Lawrence Jones, this non-invasive treatment helps decrease protective muscle spasms and alleviate somatic dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system. By using palpation and passive positional procedures, the therapist practicing strain/counter strain therapy can help restore pain-free movement. The position that relieves the referred pain is held for 90 seconds. After resuming the original position and pressing the trigger point, the referred pain is gone. Although the client is often asked to bend or twist like a contortionist to secure a comfortable position, for the most part clients report effectiveness of the procedure.