Intraoral Massage: The TMJ Massage

Intraoral Massage: The TMJ Massage

Intraoral Massage: The TMJ Massage Have you ever heard of TMJ dysfunction? The TMJ, which is short for temporomandibular joint, is a facial joint that conjoins your temporal bone to your mandible.  Or in layman terms, it connects the jawbone to the skull. If you...
What is PNF Stretching?

What is PNF Stretching?

What is PNF Stretching? PNF stretching, or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, is a form of assisted stretching used to improve joint range of motion and physical performance.  The modality, with its goal of increasing or restoring one’s flexibility, is often...
When Is the Best Time to Stretch?

When Is the Best Time to Stretch?

When Is the Best Time to Stretch? “I know, I need to stretch more.”  This is something I hear often from first-time patients, usually while I’m gliding over a particularly tight muscle.  I’m always really glad when first-timers say this, as it gives me a chance to...
Preventing Falls and Related Injuries

Preventing Falls and Related Injuries

Preventing Falls and Related Injuries Did you know that every second of every day, an older adult suffers a fall-related injury?  Falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors, and the consequences can range from mild to debilitating.  Approximately three...
How Massage Strengthens Your Immune System

How Massage Strengthens Your Immune System

How Massage Strengthens Your Immune System When you think of ways to boost immunity, your first thoughts might be to pound some vitamin C and avoid being coughed on.  Yes, please do both of those for your immunity, of course.  Actually, you don’t even need to pound...
What Does It Mean to Throw Out Your Back?

What Does It Mean to Throw Out Your Back?

What Does It Mean to Throw Out Your Back? What exactly does it mean to throw out your back?  The very term throwing your back out sounds like the result of a strenuous activity gone wrong.  And oftentimes, that’s accurate.  You may have lifted a heavy box using...