Navigating Trauma: A Massage Therapist’s Role

Kaleah McClain, LMT FMT NMRT.
9.23.2020

When working clients, I always mentally check in to see if I have noticed any signs of past trauma. For some people, they tense when working a certain area like perhaps around the shoulder or elbow. Others will start talking about significant life events as a way to let go of some of that experience. However that manifests, traumatic experiences have happened to us all in some form or another, be that physically,emotionally, spiritually, or mentally. So what role does massage therapy play in aiding recovery?

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Fascial Stretch Therapy – A Focus on the Big Picture

Kaleah McClain, LMT FMT NMRT.
9.23.2020

Starting November 2020, we will begin offering Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST). I promise you, we have found the thing that will turn our 2020 year around!

Fascial Stretch Therapy is a highly effective, pain free, and full body functional movement restoration program. Ready to try it? After having personally experienced it, I immediately asked, “where do I go to learn this?” I felt taller and “bouncier”, with noticeable decompression in my low back (which you all know is my trouble spot). Not only that, but the results lasted about 9 days, and probably would have lasted much more had I not fallen 4 feet down while trying to stand on a chair and clean. Seriously, my results were incredible!

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Intricate Communication – Fascia and Its Function

Kaleah McClain, LMT FMT NMRT.
9.1.2020

“Well, I guess everything is connected?”

I’ve heard this question over and over again during a session. As you probably know, I answered simply “oh, yes!” Let’s talk about just how connected, though.

Fascia is essentially the connective tissue in the body. What does that mean, though? As one text puts it, “fascia covers every structure of the body, creating a structural continuity that gives form and function to every tissue and organ. The fascial tissue has a ubiquitous distribution in the body system; it is able to wrap, interpenetrate, support, and form the bloodstream, bone tissue, meningeal tissue, organs, and skeletal muscles. The fascia creates different interdependent layers with several depths, from the skin to the periosteum, forming a three-dimensional mechano-metabolic structure [1]. Let’s break that down.

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