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Any benefit from deep tissue massage on the iliopsoas muscle?

Latest answer by Risa Mateo, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Jun 26, 2014

What are alternative treatments for chronic foot pain and tingling?

Latest answer by Robert Schwartzwalder, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Mar 21, 2013

What is better for trigger points, muscle lengthening, and fascia restoration or resetting.

Latest answer by Carin Piacente, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Feb 13, 2013

LMT looking for advice from fellow massage therapists.

Latest answer by Carin Piacente, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Feb 13, 2013

How does orthopedic massage therapy differ from the other types of massage?

Latest answer by Jon Tallerico, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Jan 10, 2013

Would massage be good for fibromyalgia and migraine headaches?

Latest answer by Nicole Neely, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Jan 10, 2013

Are massages beneficial for allergy treatment?

Latest answer by Diana Sponsler, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Jan 8, 2013

What can I do for a left hip labral tear? I am a professional caddie.

Latest answer by Carlos Chapa, acupuncturist. Most recent answer on Jan 7, 2013

What can I do for advanced arthritis in my left hip? Do I need a hip replacement? I am only 55.

Latest answer by Carlos Chapa, acupuncturist. Most recent answer on Jan 7, 2013

What is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Latest answer by Carlos Chapa, acupuncturist. Most recent answer on Jan 7, 2013

i have neuropathy of my feet due to surgery but i m not diabetic wondering what would work the best. My feet are tingling.

Latest answer by Carlos Chapa, acupuncturist. Most recent answer on Jan 7, 2013

I have neuropathy in the legs. What's the best type of massage for that?

Latest answer by Theodore Schiff, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Jan 6, 2013

I have heard that massage during labor makes it easier and shorter and less painful. is this true?

Latest answer by Larry Tipper, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Jan 6, 2013

HI, I am suffering from costochondritis pain, so what kind of massage would be beneficial for me to heal the pain?

Latest answer by Paula Reeder, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Jan 6, 2013

I had a knee replacement surgery 9 months ago but I still have pain and swelling. Would lymphatic drainage help?

Latest answer by Richard Bartlett, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Dec 29, 2012

What is a treatment that you might perform on a client with tight shoulders and lower back pain?

Latest answer by Brittany Mitchell, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Dec 29, 2012

I have hyper mobility in my hands.

Latest answer by Richard Bartlett, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Dec 11, 2012

If someone has cancer, why should lymphatic massage not be done?

Latest answer by Richard Bartlett, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Dec 11, 2012

How can I reduce the bursa at the side of my foot/base of my big toe?

Latest answer by Richard Bartlett, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Dec 11, 2012

I have an irritated C6/C7 root nerve in the top left hand side of my neck. What treatment would you suggest?

Latest answer by John Musco, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Oct 31, 2012

Where are the points located (hands and feet) for relieving an inguinal hernia?

Latest answer by Christopher Serrell, acupuncturist. Most recent answer on Oct 14, 2012

Do electrosound lymphatic drainage treatments work better than manual lymphatic drainage treatments for lymphedema?

Latest answer by Dmitriy Greenberg, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Oct 12, 2012

Will pressing on/massaging muscles that are sore from working out help speed recovery?

Latest answer by YJ Word, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Oct 6, 2012

I have lower back pain. do I do a massage or go to a chiropractor?

Latest answer by Dr. Lawson Sealey, chiropractor. Most recent answer on Oct 2, 2012

Does the groin area for a swollen node need be massaged in certain direction or pattern?

Latest answer by Katherine Turner, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Oct 2, 2012

what type massage is given in case the patient is suffering from fibro and pain?

Latest answer by Katherine Turner, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Oct 2, 2012

How long should a massage last? The one I was going to use charges by the minute.

Latest answer by Johanna Wasen, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Oct 1, 2012

How is Oncology Massage different from a "regular massage?"

Latest answer by Katherine Turner, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Sep 28, 2012

What is the best type of massage for an elderly person suffering from chronic and acute arthritic pain?

Latest answer by Katherine Turner, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Sep 28, 2012

What massage techniques are used for post lumbar fusion?

Latest answer by Katherine Turner, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Sep 28, 2012

How often do I do trigger point therapy?

Latest answer by Katherine Turner, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Sep 28, 2012

I have rheumatoid arthritis. My feet really bother me. I have a reflexology appointment in two weeks. Will I benefit from this?

Latest answer by Paula Reeder, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Jul 26, 2012

Are there massages or exercises that can strengthen lower back muscles and prevent lumbar strain?

Latest answer by Lynda Lippin, Pilates instructor. Most recent answer on Jul 17, 2012

Does medicare help pay for myofascial therapy?

Latest answer by Richard Bartlett, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Jul 12, 2012

I have heard that lymphatic drainage can be used to reduce cellulite. Does this actually work?

Latest answer by Sara Proffer, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Jun 5, 2012

What type of massage can help poor circulation from diabetes?

Latest answer by Richard Bartlett, massage therapist. Most recent answer on May 11, 2012

I have a pinched nerve in my neck causing pain in shoulder and arm with tingling down my right arm. What treatments would you advise?

Latest answer by Richard Bartlett, massage therapist. Most recent answer on May 11, 2012

My son suffers from depression. Can massage help him deal with stress?

Latest answer by Richard Bartlett, massage therapist. Most recent answer on May 11, 2012

There are two theories to release trigger points: with and without deep tissue massage. What do you think is best?

Latest answer by Richard Bartlett, massage therapist. Most recent answer on May 11, 2012

What type of massage is best for fibromyalgia pain?

Latest answer by Kymberly Kula, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Apr 25, 2012

Do I need a license to practice Reiki in Virginia ?

Latest answer by Richard Jones, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Apr 13, 2012

I developed tendonitis in my elbow. Will rolfing or massage make it heal faster?

Latest answer by David Murphy, structural integration professional. Most recent answer on Apr 8, 2012

What are the benefits/effects of massage on the following (3) body systems; integumentary, respiratory and the cardiovascular?

Latest answer by Zenia Hickson, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Apr 6, 2012

My mom has bad sciatica. Will massage or acupuncture help?

Latest answer by Megan Dempsey, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Apr 5, 2012

What can relieve yoga butt (my hip ligaments are sore)?

Latest answer by Kexin Bao, acupuncturist. Most recent answer on Apr 5, 2012

How did I get bursitis in my knee and how can I get rid of it? I am a 31 year old woman.

Latest answer by Kexin Bao, acupuncturist. Most recent answer on Apr 5, 2012

For neck shoulder pain from stress, what can I do to release this heat and pain?

Latest answer by Kexin Bao, acupuncturist. Most recent answer on Apr 5, 2012

Can massage or acupuncture be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis in the hands?

Latest answer by Kexin Bao, acupuncturist. Most recent answer on Apr 5, 2012

My shoulder/supraspinatus gets "hot" or inflamed when I lift weights. I wonder if getting a short massage or other treatments might help me recover faster.

Latest answer by Megan Dempsey, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Apr 3, 2012

Can massage or any Eastern medicine help with gout in my ankles, legs, knees, fingers ?

Latest answer by Jacklin Arastouzadeh, acupuncturist. Most recent answer on Mar 26, 2012

I think I'm developing plantar fasciitis in my left foot from running. Will foot massage help get rid of it?

Latest answer by Bryna Carracino, personal trainer. Most recent answer on Mar 26, 2012

I have a strained SCM (sternocleidomastoid) in the neck. Can massage help?

Latest answer by Christine Gross, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Mar 19, 2012

I have lower back pain. What type of massage is best for this type of pain?

Latest answer by Christine Gross, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Mar 19, 2012

What kind of massage therapy should I do for a torn rotator cuff?

Latest answer by Nicole Scruggs, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Feb 10, 2012

What is the difference between massage and Rolfing?

Latest answer by Jon Stange, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Jan 19, 2012

What is lymphatic drainage therapy and how can it benefit me?

Latest answer by Larry Tipper, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Dec 12, 2011

I have a tight iliotibial band. I've tried foam rolling but it's not getting better. What sort of massage regimen can help alleviate this?

Latest answer by Larry Tipper, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Dec 12, 2011

Can you massage edema in cancer patient?

Latest answer by Christine Gross, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Dec 10, 2011

What kind of massage therapy should I have to treat hip dysplasia?

Latest answer by Christine Gross, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Dec 10, 2011

I'm a long-distance biker and occasionally suffer from cramps. Can massage help reduce their frequency?

Latest answer by Christine Gross, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Dec 10, 2011

Someone told me that lymphatic drainage can be bad for you if you have some kinds of chronic conditions, like diabetes. Is that true?

Latest answer by Carin Piacente, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Nov 28, 2011

Is it normal to walk on the back in Thai massage?

Latest answer by Carin Piacente, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Nov 28, 2011

What kind of massage can break up scar tissue from a torn Achilles?

Latest answer by Micah Harris, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Nov 4, 2011

Are deep massages good for arm lymphedema?

Latest answer by Carin Piacente, massage therapist. Most recent answer on Oct 25, 2011