Medical Massage Blog

Patients reported outcome: Not all cases of sciatica are alike.

Six weeks ago I received a 48 years old woman who suffered from sharp pain in lower back, buttocks area, including a high intensity irradiation pain to right lower extremity for the last seven months.

The role of coffee grounds in cellulite reduction.

Recently I had the most peculiar clinical experience that left me with a big question. A familiar dermatologist referred to me as a client for cellulite reduction massage. The main focus of my practice is painful pathologies and orthopedic massage.

A little bit of good is in every bad

When your office flooded, it isn't a pleasant experience but not a tragedy either.

Consuming antidepressants and Lyrica is not always the solution.

Recently, a familiar physician, referred to me a 53 years old male, CEO of a huge corporation.

I believe we all naturally born, it's just important to realize.

20 years ago I have established the school in LA - Institute of professional practical therapy, school of massage physical therapy aid, and chiropractor assistant program. 3 years ago I sold my school and now it’s South California health institute.

Simplicity and extreme healing power of massage therapy.

Massage therapy is a very simple and side effects free methodology. In certain cases, it can be so extremely powerful that it has no substitute. The doctor’s story I am about to present could be considered as an example of the massive phenomena of mechanical pain and dysfunctions that to a large degree could only be successfully addressed by means of massage.

Lymphedemas can cause the development of neuropathy such as the one accompanying diabetes

As I discussed in the last week post, the neurologist whom I helped with his neck problem started referring me patients.

Are trigger points real, or this is false claim that has no clinical value?

Lately much discussion transpires on trigger points. Something like

Are trigger points real?

What are trigger points?

What is the mechanism of trigger points therapy; how it work?

Is it necessary to include trigger point therapy when providing medical /orthopedic massage?

The role of medical massage in fighting pandemics of hypertension.

Hypertension is a very dangerous disorder. It literally endangers life. This disorder could lead to strokes, heart attacks, peripheral arteries diseases and to many other diseases.

Do you speak your professional mind?

Approximately 18 years ago, when I have started producing my medical and sports massage instructional medical massage educational video series, my friend’s wife told me: ”Boris don't do this. You guys should just teach live classes.”

Is it necessary to cross the line?

Massage therapy is a very powerful therapeutic tool. Did I say something new?

"Active Engagement Techniques” with Whitney Lowe

Yesterday I had an opportunity to attend the presentation “Active Engagement Techniques” with Whitney Lowe at AMTA-CA Annual Education Conference.

Interesting discussions at the AMTA-CA Annual Education Conference

Yesterday at the AMTA-CA Annual Education Conference, I was engaged into few interesting discussions.

Critical Thinking vs. Clinical Thinking

The critical thinking is based on: analysis, critique and conclusions. In our field in most cases critical thinking is necessary at the time of meta-analysis. If scientists have an interest in research and development of hands-on protocols/techniques, the purpose of which is to accelerate quantities of lymphatic drainage, scientists analyze huge amount of available data on the subject, including, physiology of lymphatic system, its main duty, etc.

Medical Massage is not a remedy for all diseases. Yet it is so powerful, that for the sake of one's well-being, it cannot be ignored.

Massage therapy is not a remedy for all diseases. Yet it is so powerful, that for the sake of one's well-being, it cannot be ignored. We cannot rely on "feel good" sensations only. To achieve the best results, treatment strategies and underlying concepts have to be understood and step-by-step protocols should be followed to the letter.

The scientific community has given massage serious consideration only in the last 100 years.

As a therapeutic tool massage has been known and used since ancient times. The scientific community has given it serious consideration only in the last 100 years. Within this time, scientists have discovered many important factors that links massage with the treatment of multiple diseases.

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