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Intra-Oral TMD Massage for Singers & Performers with Jaw Pain

Beret Kirkeby - Friday September 29, 2023

Healing Harmony: TMD Massage The world of performing arts is a mesmerizing realm where singers and theater performers captivate audiences with their talents. Behind the scenes, however, many of these artists silently battle with jaw pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or temporomandibular disorder (TMD) issues. For these individuals, medical massage, TMD massage, including intra-oral therapy, […]

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Massage Therapy Treatments for Low Back Pain

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday October 7, 2021

Introduction to back pain Low back pain is surprisingly common among all Americans and is one of the foremost reasons we miss work. Based on that it is not surprising that we are always looking for ways to solve, treat, or rid ourselves of nagging back pain. The truth is though, our medical system is […]

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Can Massage Therapy Help My Lower Back Pain?

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday August 26, 2021

Can Massage Therapy Help My Lower Back Pain? Can massage therapy help my pain? The answer to this question is more complicated than you would think. Massage Therapy research is all over the map. For starters, there are some inherent conflicts with the studies because people LIKE massages. And people are more likely to choose […]

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Pain and the Zombie Apocalypse

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday March 12, 2020

Whether it’s another exhausting election cycle or the impending zombie apocalypse, many of us are a bit more stressed and anxious lately than usual.  Intense times, it’s totally normal to start experiencing some physical symptoms that might feel abnormal if you don’t realize their source.  Some of your old injuries might start hurting again, your […]

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The Benefits of Manual Therapy- An Interview from the Knowledge Exchange

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday February 27, 2020

Our Massage Therapist, Matt Danziger sits down with the Knowledge Exchange to talk Manual Therapy or, rather what manual therapy is NOT in this blog/podcast One of the things we pride ourselves over here at Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage is our devotion to science and giving people a real outlook on what massage can and […]

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Don’t Tell Me to Relax

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday September 5, 2019

Relax…. You book the massage appointment. You take the risk. It is a financial stretch but you have to do something because you have not been able to manage on your own. You lay down on the table. The massage therapist says “Take a deep breath…Relax…” In the last few years, I have become very […]

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Helpful links on Pain and the Body

Beret Kirkeby - Saturday January 23, 2016

You’re with your body all day, so it’s pretty important to you. Let’s look at some places you can get more information on Pain and the Body I wanted to put together a list of places to look for good information on subjects pertaining to massage, movement, pain, and the body. This is by no […]

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Massage Therapy and Pain (Continued)

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday March 31, 2015

Massage Therapy and Pain Working with Clients in the Pain Zone This is a continuation of the last pain blog which offered some history on pain science and also some really general guidelines on massage therapy and pain. If your client has no red flags in assessment and you have decided it is safe to […]

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Do you suffer from Carpal Tunnel? Self care you can do from your desk.

Beret Kirkeby - Friday January 10, 2014

Do you suffer from Carpal Tunnel? There are a lot of self-care activities you can do right from your desk. Check out the video below for relief. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common neurological disorder that occurs when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed […]

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How to know what pain to not ignore. Pushing yourself to the limits.

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday December 31, 2013

As athletes we constantly push our bodies to the limits. Runners want to run longer and faster, lifters want more weight, yogis go for advanced positions, and some of us just do it all. We constantly test our mind and endurance by pushing beyond our comfort zones, and we have learned that often that push […]

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