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

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 Latest answer by Jan 7, 2013 Andy Ly, massage therapist

Are massages beneficial for allergy treatment?

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 8, 2013 Diana Sponsler, massage therapist

LMT looking for advice from fellow massage therapists.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 Latest answer by Jan 19, 2013 Wendy Faber, massage therapist

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

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 7, 2013 Vladimir Batista, massage therapist

What are alternative treatments for chronic foot pain and tingling?

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 7, 2013 Carlos Chapa, acupuncturist

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

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 Latest answer by Oct 1, 2012 Katherine Turner, massage therapist

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

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 6, 2013 Theodore Schiff, massage therapist

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

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 Latest answer by Sep 29, 2012 Brian Skow, massage therapist

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

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 Latest answer by Sep 28, 2012 Franklin Antoian, personal trainer

Would massage be good for fibromyalgia and migraine headaches?

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 10, 2013 Nicole Neely, massage therapist

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

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 7, 2013 Carlos Chapa, acupuncturist

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

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 Latest answer by Nov 3, 2012 Stephen Fortier, massage therapist

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

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Jerome Jefferson, massage therapist

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

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Josee Knecht, massage therapist

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

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 Latest answer by Sep 25, 2012 Molly Cerra, massage therapist

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

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 Latest answer by Oct 29, 2012 Luis Rivera, massage therapist

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

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 Latest answer by Sep 21, 2012 Lynda Lippin, Pilates instructor

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

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 7, 2013 Carlos Chapa, acupuncturist

I have hyper mobility in my hands.

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 Latest answer by Oct 30, 2012 Lawson Sealey, chiropractor

How often do I do trigger point therapy?

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 Latest answer by Sep 28, 2012 Katherine Turner, massage therapist

What massage techniques are used for post lumbar fusion?

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 Latest answer by Sep 28, 2012 Katherine Turner, massage therapist

What is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 7, 2013 Carlos Chapa, acupuncturist

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

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 Latest answer by Sep 5, 2012 Lynn Maison, massage therapist

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

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 Latest answer by Oct 30, 2012 Luis Rivera, massage therapist

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

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 Latest answer by Dec 11, 2012 Luis Rivera, massage therapist

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

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 Latest answer by Oct 29, 2012 Luis Rivera, massage therapist

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

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 Latest answer by Oct 30, 2012 Luis Rivera, massage therapist

Do I need a license to practice Reiki in Virginia ?

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 Latest answer by Apr 24, 2012 Christina Fries, massage therapist

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

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 Latest answer by Dec 11, 2012 Luis Rivera, massage therapist

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

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 Latest answer by Mar 19, 2012 Christine Gross, massage therapist

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

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Massage is great for those who suffer from...">Kristy Wiggins, massage therapist

What type of massage is best for fibromyalgia pain?

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Christian Green, massage therapist

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?

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Sung C. Cho, acupuncturist

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

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 Latest answer by Mar 27, 2012 David Sheltren, massage therapist

What type of massage can help poor circulation from diabetes?

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 Latest answer by Jun 6, 2012 Richard Bartlett, massage therapist

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.

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 Latest answer by Mar 6, 2012 Jonathan Liem, massage therapist

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

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 Latest answer by Feb 21, 2012 Brandon Bodine, personal trainer

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

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Julie LaFrano, massage therapist

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

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Julie LaFrano, massage therapist

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

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Mark Carlson, massage therapist

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

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 Latest answer by Mar 23, 2012 Sal Anzalone, massage therapist

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

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Mark Carlson, massage therapist

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

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 Latest answer by Mar 27, 2012 Mark Carlson, massage therapist

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

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 Latest answer by Feb 10, 2012 Mark Carlson, massage therapist

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?

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 Latest answer by Dec 14, 2011 Jyoti Rawlinson, massage therapist

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

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 Latest answer by Mar 24, 2012 Adi Barad, acupuncturist

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

Posted on Dec 20, 2011 Latest answer by Dec 20, 2011 Rhonda Hatje, massage therapist

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

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Leah Nelson, massage therapist

What is the difference between massage and Rolfing?

Posted on Jan 20, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 20, 2012 Kit Knowles, massage therapist

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

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 Latest answer by Feb 10, 2012 Carin Piacente, massage therapist

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

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Kit Knowles, massage therapist

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

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 Latest answer by Nov 14, 2011 Brent Sterling, massage therapist

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

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Jennifer Forte, massage therapist

Are deep massages good for arm lymphedema?

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Jennifer Forte, massage therapist

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

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 Latest answer by Nov 4, 2011 Shari Auth, massage therapist