Anita J. Shannon joins us once again for another question in our exclusive Question & Answer series. Today’s question comes from DD regarding using cupping on pregnant clients.
ACE’s founder Anita J. Shannon joins us for another entry in our exclusive question and answer series. Today’a question comes from SH regarding working on clients diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. “The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of connective tissue disorders that can be inherited and are varied
ACE’s founder Anita J. Shannon joins us for another entry in our exclusive question and answer series. Today’a question comes from TB regarding a client with gallbladder problems possibly experiencing complications post-cupping therapy treatment.
By Anita J. Shannon, LMBT and Rita Woods, LMT Originally published in Massage Magazine, August, 2013. Pain is the most consistent complaint brought to professional health care practitioners. To effectively deal with the wide variety of pain conditions, the true cause of the pain must be locatedRead more →
Let’s play a quick word association game. Here goes: equilibrium, stability, balance, regulate, internal, conditions. And the word we’re looking for is: Homeostasis. Simply defined, homeostasis is the monitoring and maintaining of the body’s internal environment. This process aids the body in maintaining a balanced and healthy state.Read more →
Fact: All injuries cause micro tearing of the body’s soft tissue. After the inflammatory process, which is the body’s natural healing process, healing occurs with the formation of scar tissue. This action occurs during the proliferation phase of healing in which there are two types or stages of scar tissue formation:
Immature– Immediately after a wound heals, the scar is immature. During this period it may be painful, itchy or sensitive as nerve endings within the tissue heal. Exercise, massage and heat application will have the greatest positive effect on an immature scar.
Mature– Depending on the size and depth of the wound, scar tissue will cease production 3 to 18 months following wound healing. When scar tissue is no longer produced, the scar is considered mature. While techniques to reduce scar tissue in a mature scar are effective, a more disciplined and vigorous approach is necessary.