All About Edema

Confused about body swelling? Edema vs. Lipedema vs. Lymphedema—our 3-part series begins with Edema. It’s excess body fluid, often from injuries or underlying issues. From gravity to pregnancy, causes vary. Luckily, management includes elevation, hydration, movement, and even professional help like Manual Lymphatic Drainage

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Pain Management with the Dolphin MPS

Dolphin MPS offers pain management without added suffering, spanning conditions from scars to TMJ disorder and more. This therapy combines aspects of acupuncture and TENS units, focusing on your autonomic nervous system. It helps shift from the stress-driven sympathetic mode to the calm and healing parasympathetic state, promoting relaxation and relief.

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Therapy Balls….sorcery or magical cure?

Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls are a game-changer. They reduce pain, improve posture, and enhance performance affordably. Portable and pliable, they relieve stress and grip your skin better than tennis balls and provide lasting relief in between your massage and bodywork sessions.

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Deep Tissue Massage Doesn’t Have To Hurt

Deep tissue massage need not be painful to work effectively. The misconception of “no pain, no gain” doesn’t apply here. Deep tissue techniques can vary in pressure, with lighter methods like myofascial release often yielding significant results without discomfort. Effective massage is about communication and should never cause more than a “good hurt.” If it becomes painful, it’s counterproductive. Speak up to ensure a comfortable and effective experience.

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All about IASTM

IASTM, or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, is a valuable pain relief method. Unlike traditional Gua Sha, IASTM focuses on precise use of ergonomic tools to break down scar tissue and adhesions, improving various conditions such as neck pain, plantar fasciitis, and more. Effective bodywork doesn’t need to cause pain.

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The process of pain relief

Consistency is key for pain relief. Quick improvements are possible but not instant. Like Lisa’s experience, gradual progress is achieved with ongoing care tailored to your specific issues. Don’t accept pain as normal; prioritize self-care for a healthier, pain-free life.

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Yoga vs Yoga Tune Up®

Yoga isn’t for everyone, including me. It can be dull and challenging to stay engaged during classes. However, I discovered Yoga Tune Up®, a therapy that combines yoga, corrective exercise, and therapy with tools like therapy balls. This approach helps alleviate pain, improve posture, and enhance performance, making it a suitable alternative for those who don’t enjoy traditional yoga.

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Relieve Chronic Pain with Lokte Method

Experience the Lokte Method for fast and lasting relief from chronic pain and injuries. This connective tissue modality offered exclusively at Michigan Massage and Wellness can help with various issues, from plantar fasciitis to migraines. Try it to get your body back on track.

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Meet Karl: Pain Management Specialist

Karl’s area of expertise includes myofascial release, trigger point therapy, sports massage, stretching and neuromuscular therapy. He loves treating frozen shoulder, whiplash, sciatica, TMJ problems, migraines and thoracic outlet syndrome.

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