Medical Massage

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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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What IS medical massage?

We think that Medical Massage (MT) is the most misrepresented topic in American Massage Therapy
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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
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FORMING A CONSENSUS ON MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS

By Mary Biancalana, MA, CMTPT, LMT This article is an overview of the very interesting paper, “International Consensus on Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Considerations of Myofascial Trigger Points, a Delphi
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CHRONIC PAIN AND BRAIN SELF DEFENSE MECHANISMS: PART II

By Dr. Ross Turchaninov With this article we finish the series of publications on the importance of central mechanisms in somatic rehabilitation we started in issue #1 #2018 (https://www.scienceofmassage.com/20
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A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT OVERUSING THE ELBOW AND FOREARM IN MASSAGE THERAPY

by Stephen Ryason, CMMP, LMT The usage of forearm and elbow as tools during a massage session is a legitimate therapy option. The reasoning is very simple. If we can use forearm and elbow during a session it ta