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CUTANEOUS REFLEX ZONES AND THE POSTMASTECTOMY STATE

By Curt Lezanic, CMMP, LMT, San Antonio, TX   About five weeks ago a 63 year-old female came to my office complaining about her left neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain.  What’s unique about this patient
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THE MAIN ENEMY IS NEUROGENIC COUGH

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov This case is from our Arizona clinic and it illustrates how completely different anatomical structures in our body interconnect and interact with each other. Two weeks ago a medical assi
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THE POWER OF KNEADING

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov   Kneading techniques are the most complex to execute but when they are done correctly they have the most profound effect on the client/patient level of stress or on the effectivene
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THE POWER OF EFFLEURAGE

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov, Phoenix, AZ   Effleurage is a very basic technique therapists use daily. However, even this basic massage technique delivers a profound impact on the body of the client/patient. At
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A COMPLICATED CASE OF UPPER EXTREMITY NEURALGIA

By Dr. Jeff Cullers, DC, CMMP, LMT   Recently a 35 year-old male presented to our clinic with symptoms of bilateral neck, right sided mid back pain. His entire hand was numb and tingling. He said that this
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MEDICAL MASSAGE VS POSTSURGICAL COMPLICATIONS

By Ani Papazyan, CMMP, LMT This is a case that you don’t see every day but it was fun working on this patient and she is extremely happy with the results. The patient is female, 48, very athletic and work
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QUADRATUS LUMBORUM PUZZLE

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov, Phoenix AZ Two months ago we had an unusual patient in our Phoenix clinic – a male 45 years old who works two jobs as an air conditioner technician presented with moderate intensity l
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ACUTE MIGRAINE – MEDICAL MASSAGE VS TRADITIONAL MEDICAL MODEL

NEWS FROM THE CLINIC We have concluded posting our five-part article about Medical Massage therapy for headaches. Here is a case from the clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida associated with SOMI. Dr. Jeff Cullers,
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HOW TO DEAL WITH 12 YEAR-OLD CUTANEOUS REFLEX ZONES

One of the main professional tasks for a Medical Massage therapist is to detect the presence of reflex zones in skin (cutaneous reflex zones), fascia (connective tissue zones), skeletal muscle (hypertonus, TP,
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A Tale of Two Patients

Ross Turchaninov, MD In one day we had two patients with absolutely similar clinical symptoms. Those symptoms were numbness and burning pain in the left palm. The Sensory Test confirmed a significant decrease o