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Do you have pain in your breast that’s in about the same pattern as the deep red in the picture? All the little red dots indicate an area of discomfort but the more solid red indicates an area of more pain. You have muscles behind your breast tissue.  You might not have thought of muscles […]

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Muscle spasms are contractions in your muscle.  Imagine you are flexing your upper arm by bending your elbow.  Your bicep muscle will pop up.  It is contracted or in contraction. At the very same time, the muscle in the back of your arm is also going into a different type of contraction.  It has to.  […]

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Muscle pain happens for reasons. The good news is that you can get rid of those reasons by taking simple, natural actions. I’ll tell you about five of them shortly. As a neuromuscular massage therapist, I learned a lot from my clients, my instructors and my own body and pain.  That’s how I know that […]

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Muscle pain always has a cause.  Sometimes the cause is a crooked body.  This can happen from an injury, poor standing or sitting habits or bones that are not equal in length. Bodies are really logical.  And smart, too!  But sometimes they need a little help.  From you, of course. If you have muscle pain […]

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If you have muscle or joint pain, your immune system can be involved.  The immune system is part of your endocrine system.  The “endo” system are the glands who run the whole show; when they’re happy and functioning well, so are you.  When they are not happy, you aren’t feeling so well either. Here’s an […]

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If your posture begins to fail–if you start to collapse forward with your heavy head leading the way–you will begin to have muscle pain in your lower, mid and upper back and also in your neck and head.  Maybe even in your arms and hands. That is not a good thing. But, if you strengthen […]

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Detoxing for Muscle Pain Relief

Certain drugs and processed foods can cause muscle pain.  A reader asked me what to do for muscle pain that has continued even after she ended her course of medication.  I’m not a detox expert or a doctor (and I can’t play the piano, either) but I will share what knowledge I have. 1.  Certain […]

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There are muscles in your back between the shoulder blade and spine called rhomboids.  There is one on each side.  The rhomboid muscles are often blamed for pain and knots in their area. Actually, that area can be the “symptom” and not the cause at all! People (including professional massage therapists) often massage the rhomboid […]

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When you have muscular pain and want relief, how can you find a massage therapist who will give you the most benefit for your money? A nice “feel good” massage has many benefits but not when what you want is pain relief. There are many types of massage and a few different professional organizations and […]

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Back pain, migraines, hip pain, headaches, that “knot” in your back.  Those are all symptoms.  Something caused those symptoms. If you can get rid of the something, you will get rid of the pain. Now, sometimes a baby is born with a structure that is a bit different than usual and may have asymmetries (different […]

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