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SCIENCE OF MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY. Part I: Introduction to the Reflex Zones Concept

  By Dr. Ross Turchaninov, MD     Let us start this important conversation with a very frequent clinical situation every therapist encounters practically daily. The patient comes to the clinic an
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NEW SCIENTIFIC DATA TO REVISIT ACTIVE TRIGGER POINTS CONCEPT. Part II: Circulatory Changes In The Active Trigger Point

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov, Phoenix, AZ           We started discussion about new scientific data regarding active Trigger Points (TP) in the previous issue of JMS: https://www.scienceofmassage.com/2019/12/ne
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The Effects Of Dorsi Flexion Stretches On Perceived Pain Levels In Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers: A Self-Selected YouTube Survey

        The article which you are about to read is the result of a study conducted by E. Durak, MSc and it was interesting to us from two aspects. First it discusses the alternative self-care version of Pla
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NEW SCIENTIFIC DATA TO REVISIT ACTIVE TRIGGER POINTS CONCEPT. Part I

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov, MD           Despite a mountain of studies, publications and countless CEU classes, hypertonic muscle abnormalities, especially active Trigger Points (TP), cont
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S-SPINE VS J-SPINE: IS THERE ANY MERIT IN THIS DISCUSSION? PART II

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov In Part I of this article we outlined the topic of S-spine and J-spine and degree of curvatures associated with them: https://www.scienceofmassage.com/2019/06/personal-opinion-s-spine-vs
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BIOTENSEGRITY – ANATOMY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

JMS and our readers were very fortunate when Dr. J. Sharkey contributed his first article on Biotensegrity in 2015 (https://www.scienceofmassage.com/2015/11/concept-of-biotensegrity/ ). We consider his and his
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PERSONAL OPINION: S-SPINE VS J-SPINE: IS THERE ANY MERIT IN THIS DISCUSSION? PART I

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov To begin with, I would like to state the article you are about to read is the author’s personal opinion, which is based on clinical experience and detailed research of modern scientifi
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ONCOLOGY MASSAGE REHABILITATION. PART II: TREATMENT STRATEGY

We consider both parts of this article precious professional pieces. First of all, the article illustrates the author’s profound understanding of the science behind massage therapy, great clinical skills, whi
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ONCOLOGY MASSAGE REHABILITATION. PART I: NEWEST SCIENTIFIC DATA, COMMONLY USED CANCER TREATMENTS AND THEIR SIDE EFFECTS

As our readers already know, JMS was pulled into a baseless discussion on the topic of the timing for Oncology Massage. Generally speaking, that discussion concerned the application of full body massages for ca
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CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF MASSAGE THERAPY: NEW SCIENTIFIC DATA

by Dr. Ross Turchaninov, MD Several years ago we published the first article in a series under the general name “How Massage Heals The Body.” In these articles we reviewed modern scientific sources on what