Articles, industry news, and updates related to Massage & Bodywork issues. Original content provided by Hands On Healing.
January 1, 2016
Healthcare Treatments Montgomery AL - Blood pressure monitor, medication and pill organizer

Healthcare – A Different View

Why do we seek the help of medical professionals when we are not actually healthy? Hands On Healing offers a different perspective on the meaning of "healthcare."
November 1, 2015
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“I Must Have Slept Wrong”

Taking too many cat naps during the day? You might need to work on your sleep hygiene. A good night's rest enables us to recuperate from the stress of each day and restore our bodily well being.
September 1, 2015
Core Muscle Training Montgomery AL - toy figure of the incredible hulk superhero

Getting to Some Core Issues

The ability to activate and use the body’s core is an excellent and achievable goal, but it's important to understand the function and purpose of one's core muscle group and how it differs from core training and strengthening.
July 1, 2015
PBI Massage School Montgomery Alabama

Postural Bodyworks Institute

Hands On Healing is also home to Postural Bodyworks Institute (or "PBI" for short). PBI is a massage therapy instructional program located in Montgomery, Alabama.
June 1, 2015
Multidisciplinary Approach for Pain Relief Montgomery AL - abstract wireframe depiction of human body

Taking A Multidisciplinary Approach

Pain relief and injury recovery is often the result of utilizing a Multidisciplinary Approach whereby a combination of techniques or complementary therapies are applied to improve one’s condition.
May 1, 2015
Relief from Dysfunction through Multiple Sessions Montgomery AL - Exercise ball, dumbbells, and weight scale

Progression Through Multiple Sessions

The importance of healing through "progression" cannot be understated. Treating chronic conditions often requires a series of bodywork sessions, continual assessment, and ongoing feedback for successful recovery.
April 1, 2015
Pain Assessment Montgomery AL - woman shields her face with multiple hands

Cross Pattern of Pain Development

Identifying the source of chronic pain, and providing the correct therapy, can be a challenge. Sometimes pain sends signals to the brain so you'll quickly stop pushing too far and causing much more serious damage.
March 1, 2015
Water & Dehydration Montgomery AL - bottle of water being poured into drinking glass

The Importance of Hydration

The importance of drinking enough water cannot be understated. Dehydration can lead to a number of health problems, including digestive issues, poor nutrient uptake, respiratory dysfunctions, and skin conditions.
February 1, 2015
Proprioception Movement Patterns Montgomery AL - young boy juggles balls under blue sky

Proprioception & Movement

Practicing corrective movement patterns helps one relearn proper muscle movement because of our brain's ability to automatically process information, a process called "proprioception."
November 1, 2014
Alternative Pain Relief Montgomery AL - woman in jeans and sweater feeling pain and isolation

The Pain-Tension Cycle

The cycle of pain and tension can quickly lock itself down and continue to torment someone with each passing day. Properly applied manual release techniques offer a safe alternative for pain relief.
October 1, 2014
Yoga Benefits Montgomery AL - woman performing difficult yoga pose

The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is a practice used for fitness, meditation, and mental well being. Yoga is unlike any other form of exercise, with an emphasis on stretching, breathing, and balancing all the body’s systems so they can work together.
September 1, 2014
Joint Therapy Montgomery AL - Running skeleton on a background showing heart rate

The Joint-by-Joint Approach

When a joint deviates from its ideal function, it can cause the joint either below or above to compensate and potentially develop symptomatic conditions and pain. The Joint-by-Joint approach to therapy addresses these conditions.