Tag Archives: connective tissue

Rolfing and chronic pain

January 14, 2014

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  When chronic pain envelops you, it is hard to be a concerned parent, a loving spouse or a dedicated employee. Your whole life becomes wrapped up in the next tablet to ease the pain. Rolfing can help alleviate certain kinds of chronic pain. These are pains caused by the shortening, tightening […]

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Trimethylglycine (TMG) to the Rescue

June 1, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people believe or were taught that diet alone provides adequate nutrition and that we do not need to take nutritional supplements. I, too, believed this at one time. However, years of experience as a physician proved me wrong. Our food supply today is low in nutrients — even the […]

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Gentle and effective Bowen Technique: Revolutionizing healing

May 5, 2013

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by Valerie Corbin —  Developed in Australia in the 1950’s by Tom Bowen, The Bowen Technique is a concept in healing that results in profound and lasting results. It does not come from, nor is it similar to, any other massage, bodywork or healing techniques. With this revolutionary technique, misalignments in the body find structural […]

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Hip pain and myofascial release

March 30, 2013

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by Maria Troia —  Hip pain affects individuals of all ages and can have various causes, including osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis or common muscle strain. Such hip pain can happen while walking on flat surfaces, up and down stairs, squatting or sleeping on the painful side. Hip pain may be experienced in the hip […]

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Rolfing® — A holistic approach to health

March 8, 2013

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  What does rolfing do that other complementary therapies do not? Why is it considered holistic? Rolfing is more than a feel-good or fix-it alternative therapy. When connective tissue has been injured through accidents or invaded and cut via surgery, its nature is to create more connective tissue in the damaged area. […]

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Prolotherapy and joint hypermobility

February 17, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Hypermobile joints are sometimes referred to as loose joints, and those who have them are labeled “double jointed.” Hypermobility of a joint can be entertaining when we see nimble performers at Cirque Du Soleil contort their bodies in strange and awkward ways. However, for some individuals, hypermobility is a […]

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Rolfing changes lives

January 19, 2013

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by Deanna Melnychuk — When you experience chronic pain (from an accident, overuse, poor posture, etc.), you may elect  to take, or be advised to take, painkillers. The painkillers probably have some side effects, such as drowsiness or stomach upset. Because you no longer feel the pain as sharply, you may go back to work […]

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“Rolfing saved my life”

October 2, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  The headline sounds melodramatic, doesn’t it? But this refrain is heard from rolfing patients, time and again. Saving my life can mean jogging without pain for a morning athlete, skiing on one’s 60th birthday instead of walking with a cane, moving with flexibility and ease for a senior citizen, running without […]

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Botox results without botulism

August 30, 2012

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by Beata George —  Botox®, the popular wrinkle plumper-upper, turned out to be more dangerous than advertised. Researchers discovered earlier this year that the botulinum toxin can travel from the injection site into the brain in lab animals. Whoops. It should not have come as a big surprise. Preclinical testing showed some evidence that the […]

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Rolfing® Structural Integration: A radical approach to change!

August 24, 2012

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by D.J. Cross —  Fifty years ago, Dr. Ida P. Rolf’s conviction that the body structure can be changed was radical. It still is. We are not stuck with our genetic blueprint or the blueprint of our life’s experiences. Gravity is the most fundamental force human beings must contend with. When not aligned with gravity, […]

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Rolfing® — The ins and outs

March 5, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  When we hear of Rolfing and Structural Integration, the first thought that generally comes to mind is: but it hurts, doesn’t it? Dr. Ida Rolf, over a period of 50 years, developed the method of Rolfing, which she called Structural Integration. Many dedicated rolfers have continued to advance this bodywork since […]

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Rolfing® is the answer — no matter your age

March 1, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  As we grow older, we tend to restrict our activities; our lives slow down. We sit at our computers, perform a repetitive job or play one sport (golf, for example). Usually, we forget to stretch. One day, our joints do not move as well as they did; we have lost our […]

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Myofascial release helps hyperactivity

March 1, 2012

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by Maria Troia –  A recent article in The New York Times reported that hyperactivity in children is caused by a “particular portion of the body being too active.” Hyperactive behavior may present in a child who is constantly active, talks excessively, fidgets, is easily distracted, has difficulty concentrating or following directions, and behaves aggressively. […]

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