But it Hurts Here

8/18/2011

When coming in to see me for a treatment massage for a specific injury or condition, don’t be surprised if I start working on a different part of the body than the place that is giving you trouble. For example, shoulder pain may be caused by a muscular of fascial problem in
the arm, but it can also be caused by referred pain from a trigger point in the neck, a restriction in the liver, or nerve entrapment by the pectorals minor muscle. The cause of pain may be caused by a restriction in another part of the body.

Sometimes I will work more distally (away from the center of the body) first to make room for anything I will release more proximally. For example, I might begin addressing shoulder pain by working the fascia (connective tissue) in the hand and working toward the shoulder.

If you are curious why I work where I work and in what order, please ask.

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