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blog.amt.org.au 10/24/2019

Mythbusting: Massage Removes Lactic Acid

Does massage help flush out lactic acid? Probably not, because lactic acid build-up isn't an issue to start with.

http://blog.amt.org.au/index.php/2019/10/23/mythbusting-massage-removes-lactic-acid/?fbclid=IwAR3e47I5lvHyQtqDXZsySv9hD98z4bvNuKnoe50bk3D7h3Nc2jTQK-YNtRY

blog.amt.org.au Does a massage remove lactic acid? Or is that simply a myth? Daniel Wonnocott takes a look at the facts and history to give us the answer.

usada.org 09/07/2019

Lauren Goss Accepts Doping Sanction | USADA

Warning: Competetive athletes, and people subject to drug tests, should be wary about using CBD products that contain THC. Either avoid use altogether, or make certain that the CBD product is "CBD isolate".

https://www.usada.org/lauren-goss-accepts-doping-sanction/

usada.org Lauren Goss, of Boulder, Colo., an athlete in the sport of triathlon, has accepted a six-month suspension for an anti-doping rule violation.

psypost.org 05/27/2019

Resistance training can improve sleep quality and reduce anxiety in those who likely have PTSD

https://www.psypost.org/2019/05/resistance-training-can-improve-sleep-quality-and-reduce-anxiety-in-those-who-likely-have-ptsd-53747

psypost.org A new study provides preliminary evidence that high-intensity resistance training can improve sleep quality and anxiety in adults with post-traumatic ...

[04/14/19]   Now Accepting Cigna Insurance

[04/14/19]   Prices going up $5 per treatment on April 20th, 2019.

I have not raised prices for several years.
Thank you!

jamiirunningproject.org 01/29/2019

Go Far. Run Together.

Santa Fe runners and families with younger runners, there is a new running group starting up.
This Saturday morning there will be a trail run with a range of pacers. Feb 2. 10 am.
Details on website.

https://jamiirunningproject.org/?fbclid=IwAR3MzvALjO-EmF1mMmCzBBZNdWxss2oH9hX8Fxcmrz-O1FI-QT8hrpGKy5Q

jamiirunningproject.org Jamii Running Project is a non-profit running club located in Northern New Mexico. "Jamii" translates, in Swahili, to communitty or family.  We welcome runners (walkers too!) of all abilities, ages, and cultures. We run year round and we are a member of New Mexico USATF.  

eurekalert.org 01/26/2019

Muscle memory discovery ends 'use it or lose it' dogma

Don't worry, those muscle cell nuclei aren't going away, even if you stop exercising.
PS. Steroid users will at least always keep this gain, even when they "get clean" for competition.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/f-mmd011719.php

eurekalert.org Exercise physiologists agree: muscle memory is real. But how are these 'memories' stored? A review published in Frontiers in Physiology has a simple answer: nuclei gained during training persist even when muscle cells shrink due to disuse or start to break down. This means we can 'bank' nuclei in ou...

01/17/2019

Wim Hof breathing tutorial by Wim Hof

If you haven't already, check out Wim Hof's breathing techniques if you want to feel seriously awesome. Guaranteed awesome.

https://youtu.be/nzCaZQqAs9I

This is the first video of the free Mini Class, click the link below for more free videos! https://www.wimhofmethod.com/free-mini-class We don’t hold back on...

01/17/2019

Wim Hof, The Iceman Cometh | HUMAN Limits

Wim Hof is creating a stir right now. It's time to get out of our comfort zones and to believe in our own capacities for healing! In case you haven't gotten the chance to check out who he is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6XKcsm3dKs

Superhuman "Iceman" Wim Hof is showing the world how to kick Mother Nature's butt, one deep breath at a time. #CoorsLight #ClimbOn #ad Subscribe to UPROXX fo...

drweil.com 12/12/2018

Video: Dr. Weil's Breathing Exercises: 4-7-8 Breath

Take a breather. ☺️

This breathing exercise from Dr Andrew Weil shifts your nervous system from sympathetic to parasympathetic almost instantly.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.drweil.com/videos-features/videos/breathing-exercises-4-7-8-breath/1%3famp=1

drweil.com This Video from Dr. Weil focuses on the 4-7-8 Breath (also known as the Relaxing Breath), as it puts the practitioner in a relaxed state almost immediately.

nature.com 12/03/2018

Running in highly cushioned shoes increases leg stiffness and amplifies impact loading

“Maximalist” shoes (such as Hoka) compared to conventional shoes do not decrease rate of injury when runner uses heel strike.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-35980-6

nature.com Article

[12/02/18]   Recently, a local FB mom's group asked the question "If you had a hundred dollars to spend on yourself, what would you buy?". By far, the most common answer was "a massage".
Consider buying someone you care about a gift certificate for a massage.
Here's a link to my website.
Go to "Online Scheduler" to buy a gift certificate.
Free add ons include hot stones and CBD oil.
santafesportsmassage.com

news.berkeley.edu 11/27/2018

Playing high school football changes the teenage brain

New MRI machine can detect significant changes in brain structures after only one season of high school football.

https://news.berkeley.edu/2018/11/15/playing-high-school-football-changes-the-teenage-brain/

news.berkeley.edu MRI study reveals that repeated blows to the head cause microscopic alterations to grey matter in 15- to 17-year-old players

theatlantic.com 09/22/2018

A New World Marathon Record Almost Defies Description

“It’s not about the legs; it’s about the heart and the mind.” Kipchoge
Here’s a man who can string 26 miles, one after another, at 4 min and 38 seconds apiece.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/570400/

theatlantic.com A legendary Kenyan marathoner has once again redefined what humans are capable of.

nytimes.com 08/05/2018

After Doctors Cut Their Opioids, Patients Turn to a Risky Treatment for Back Pain

Are you considering getting an epidural steroid shot?
Please read this article. Epidural use of Depo-Medrol is off label use. Even the manufacturer, Pfizer, is trying to prevent this type of use of its own drug because of the high risk of injury or death.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/health/opioids-spinal-injections.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

nytimes.com The drive to reduce opioid use has led patients to clinics offering off-label painkiller injections. Pfizer asked the F.D.A. to ban the treatment years ago.

[05/25/18]   Evening hours until 7:30pm have been added to the online scheduler for Tuesdays.

asweatlife.com 05/17/2018

The Surprising Cause of Muscle Cramps — It's Not Dehydration - A Sweat Life

What? Dehydration doesn’t cause muscle cramps? I learn something new every day.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/asweatlife.com/2016/08/the-surprising-cause-of-muscle-cramps-its-not-dehydration/amp/

asweatlife.com Muscle cramps might be from excessive firing of motor neurons, not dehydration, and the proposed fix is a simple beverage shot that stimulates receptors.

mapquest.com 05/15/2018

Skin Fraiche 1484 St Francis Dr Santa Fe, NM Skin Treatments - MapQuest

My office has moved into Skin Fraiche!

1484 S St Francis Dr Santa Fe NM 87505

https://www.mapquest.com/us/new-mexico/skin-fraiche-346337844

mapquest.com Get directions, reviews and information for Skin Fraiche in Santa Fe, NM.

05/07/2018

San Diego Pain Summit

Heads up about the new FDA warnings on epidural steroid injections for back pain

When I had my massage practice here in San Diego, I saw around 12 clients who were injured from epidurals.

nbcnews.com 04/19/2018

New drug uses antibodies to stop chronic migraines, without side effects

Do you suffer from migraines? New and innovative help is on the way...

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/new-drug-uses-antibodies-stop-chronic-migraines-without-side-effects-n866696

nbcnews.com When other medications have failed, new injection treatment may help some patients with disabling headaches.

[04/11/18]   A client wrote a haiku during her massage...

Heat flows source to sink
Disequilibrium sings
Rise fall seek transform

-L.S.

03/29/2018

Gil Hedley, Integral Anatomy

To some people, the interstitium isn’t such a newly found organ...

So many folks are asking about the "newly discovered organ being called the interstitium." I am happy to fan the flames of excitement, and to know that our medical establishment is coming to terms with these structures that have eluded the methods of regional anatomy and microscopic studies for so long.

As a novice "integral anatomist," dissecting from a whole body, layered approach, I ran into this "organ" from the very start. I immediately puzzled over it because indeed, it wasn't in the books! When desiccated/dried out through the embalming process and pulled apart, the fiber structure is revealed to be chaotic and "fuzzy" like cotton candy, so I called it "fuzz." I wasn't so sure it belonged there! But after running into it 100% of the time, all over the body, I soon realized it certainly did belong there! Once I began working with unfixed bodies and seeing this "fuzz" in its "wet" state, I started calling it "filmy fascia" and recognized it to be the very anatomy of movement!

Wherever there is movement in the musculoskeletal system (excepting within the joints), this superhydrated, slippery, distortable membranous filmy interface both connects the elements which are moving relative to each other and simultaneously permits their movement. Stasis, dehydration and inflammation will alter this tissue's condition, resulting in it loosing slipperyness and becoming more "gummy," adherent, and even brittle, thus limiting it's function as a movement facilitator.

I now call the tissue "perifascia," because I am able to dissect it with my knife into a fascia again and again, all over the body, as demonstrated in the video posted yesterday, and because it is found "peri," that is, around or near, the deep fascia, among other places.

As for all of you movement people, touch therapists, and otherwise embodied folk, I hope knowing more about this helps you to inspire others and enjoy your amazing bodies in movement and in life! It is easy enough to overcome stasis, dehydration, and inflammation: explore movement that feels good, so your tissues call in the fluids you drink, and you keep the fluid reservoir of perifascial membranes all over your body slippery and happy! Enjoy :)

washingtonpost.com 03/13/2018

High heels are the worst, and women are finally ditching them

Great news!

washingtonpost.com "There isn't an expectation anymore that if I go to a party, I have to put on my spiky heels, stand for two hours and then want to die,” says one analyst. “Social mores are changing."

theptdc.com 03/11/2018

The Ultimate Guide to Pain

Many of us manual therapists were taught that pain originated from something “wrong” in the structure or function of the body.

We were trained how to “correct” imbalances.

Now, the research is strong enough to demonstrate the complicated cycle of pain isn’t as mechanical as we once thought.

theptdc.com The ultimate guide to pain. This is one of the most important articles you'll ever read.

thebarbellphysio.com 03/01/2018

Fixing Back Pain Using DEADLIFTS

Deadlifts have changed my life.

Of course, we’re all different, and they may not be the right thing for some people, but the important thing here is doing them correctly.

thebarbellphysio.com Your doctor says deadlifts are back for your back pain. But does doc know that research actually supports the use of deadlifts to TREAT low back pain??

rockandice.com 02/28/2018

Training With a Recurring Injury - Rock and Ice

Climbers take heed! Or, maybe, any athlete with an injury?

rockandice.com I have a recurring elbow injury. I know how to fix it, but how can I stay strong while it’s healing? I am keen to do more core-stability work but am getting bored of base-building and doing easy laps immediately after it heals. To what extent can you cut this short and move on to … Continue read...

outsideonline.com 02/24/2018

6 Exercises for Maximum Mobility

Number one is good for runners, number two is good for climbers.
More mobility means more efficiency and power!

outsideonline.com Why a Bay Area gym has ­become a destination for the world’s top athletes

02/19/2018

happybraceco.com

Ligaments aren’t just structural support, but take an active role in our neurological system, acting as “switches” for specific muscles

Also, this article highlights the importance of rest in order to prevent inflammation in ligaments. (I would guess that ligament “strength” would improve with stress over time under the right circumstances)

happybraceco.com

nytimes.com 02/13/2018

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

What’s the best way to keep those muscles?

nytimes.com Certain kinds of exercise may mitigate the effects of aging at the cellular level.

cnn.com 01/08/2018

Study: Ibuprofen leads to male infertility

A new study may suggest that ibuprofen reduces male fertility.

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/08/health/ibuprofen-male-fertility-study/index.html

cnn.com When taking ibuprofen in doses commonly used by athletes, young men participating in a small study developed a hormonal condition more typically found in older men.

pnas.org 01/08/2018

Ibuprofen alters human testicular physiology to produce a state of compensated hypogonadism

Ibuprofen has anti-testosterone activity?

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/01/03/1715035115

pnas.org National Academy of Sciences

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