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A Brief Look at Acupuncture

Most people have heard the word acupuncture and know it involves placing needles into the skin to relieve pain. However, if you’re accustomed to looking at healthcare from a Western perspective, you might have a few questions beyond that…so here’s a brief...

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The Get Well Soon Treatment

Massage and Bodywork that can Transform your Life. The Get Well Soon Treatment serves primarily as a front-line defense against colds and flus. It’s beneficial for times where you don’t feel quite right – when what your body needs is to detox – but it’s...

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Integrated Modalities Bodywork: Transforming Your Life

Integrated Modalities Bodywork (IMB) is a Bodyworking technique that its founder, George Davis, has developed over the past 20 years. With its focus on holistic pain management, IMB combines Western manual modalities with aspects of Traditional Chinese...

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Examined: Gua Sha

George Davis, principle massage therapist at The Pain Relief Center asks Kevin Schoonmaker, LMT, and Gua Sha Practitioner, about a Traditional Chinese Medicine modality he uses to help clients in pain feel more comfortable.   George Davis So Gua Sha is a...

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Examined: What is TCM?

I’m often asked, “What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?” Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has deep historical roots with evidence of its curative properties that date back 4000+ years! It’s a process of healing the body using 100% natural and holistic...

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It’s All About Energy

When you’re dealing with myofascial pain, it’s reasonable to expect that your focus is on the issues you can feel – the pain in your neck or shoulders, the inflammation in your knee, the stiffness in your back, etc, etc, etc. But, as Bodyworkers who...

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A Traditional Chinese Medicine Primer

Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, is a coherent system of thoughts and practices that has been developed over the course of many millennia and is the culmination of a continuous process of combining critical thinking, philosophy, logic, sensibility, and...

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The Pain Pileup

In the blog entitled What’s The Deal With Pain? I wrote a simplified explanation for the causes of pain – visceral, structural, and myofascial – that is completely Western in scope. But sometimes coming from a different perspective can get the point across...

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