Ask a Massage Expert! Answers To Your Top Questions

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If you’re considering a massage, in Seattle or anywhere else in the country, you may have some questions about what to expect during your first visit. Of course, this is perfectly natural. After all, while you may have heard from friends what a massage is like, you’re about to experience it for yourself. And you may want to have a better understanding of how your session will go when you arrive.

Not to worry.  The massage experts at Dreamclinic are here ...

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Massage for Treating Stress

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Most of us have stress in our lives, whether due to work, family or general environment. For some the stress may cause sleeplessness, anxiety, hypertension or depression. For many the stress leads to muscle soreness somewhere in the ...

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Massage as Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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What do you do if your doctor tells you that you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?  While highly effective, massage for Carpal Tunnel is often not brought up by conventional doctors. Symptoms of CTS include numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand and fingers as well as pain that can radiate up the forearm.  The pain is caused by constant pressure on the median nerve – the main nerve to the hand.  The pressure most often results from swelling or ...

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Massage Improves Seniors Health

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Nurturing touch has been correlated with positive social and physical development in infants. As one ages, touch continues to play an integral role in human social interactions. Throughout a lifetime, healthy touch remains important to help a person to grow and thrive. In fact, senior citizens – just like babies – still need touch in order to stay healthy and maintain a positive quality of life.

Many seniors can experience isolation and depression due to retirement, widowhood or disability. Massage offers them ...

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PTSD Symptom Relief

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by Diana Khoury

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is currently on the PTSDrise in the United States. PTSD is a mental health condition that originates from a traumatic event such as a war, natural disaster, terrorist attack, abuse, violence, or assault. Symptoms of PTSD may last for years after the actual event occurred, and can interfere with a person’s relationships and daily ...

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Client Spotlight on Larry

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A family vacation is one of the worst times to get injured, particularly if that injury has long-lasting effects. But that’s exactly how Larry French’s debilitating pain in his shoulders began.

 

 

Avid globe-trotters, both Larry and his wife Mary Kay travel
with youth soccer teams, volunteering their time and mentorship. The duo have recently published a book for travel enthusiasts.

 

Larry and his family were traveling out of town when he tried to rescue ...

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Recognizing the Signs of Fibromyalgia

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By Larisa Goldin, MBA, LMP

An interview with Margaret Mulroney, RN

 

Fibromyalgia Syndrome, or FMS, is a condition that involves significant pain in the muscles and joints of the body. People suffering from fibromyalgia often seek out massage therapy as a means of temporary relief from pain.  Dreamclinic sat down for an interview with client Margaret Mulroney, a registered nurse and advocate for greater understanding and information about FMS.

  

Fibromyalgia Points

DC: You hear the ...

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Client Spotlight on Daulot

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dreamclinic massage client spotlight recoveryIt takes endurance, tenacity and maintenance to compete in an ultra marathon — a foot race upwards of 100 miles.

 

And Daulot Fountain has plenty of each to hold his own in

24-plus-hour races. Daulot has been competing in marathons,ultra marathons and triathlons for 20 years now and has only recently added massage to his rigorous training schedule.

“I think of massage as maintenance, like changing ...

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Client Spotlight on Brook

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Brook is the living embodiment of the expression “work hard, play hard.” She obtained her doctorate in chemical oceanography from the University of Washington in 2004.  While she pursued her degree, she spent her free time as a successful multi-sport racer, competing at the national level in both triathlons and adventure races.

 

Brook’s athletic career emerged out of a natural tendency to dabble in all sports.  Running, biking, climbing and ...

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Client Spotlight on Adriel

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Adriel is a very active custom yacht designer who enjoys biking,running, swimming, skiing, triathlons, trail running, sailing and hiking.  After an automobile accident, his general practitioner and chiropractor both recommended that Adriel undergo massage therapy for his low back and neck pain.  So, Adriel contacted Dreamclinic and began a course of treatment with weekly massage sessions.

Adriel is very enthusiastic about the results of his therapy.  “Massage has increased my recovery ...

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