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Hi Everyone! Great to be able to share some fascinating info with you and a delicious recipe for the Instant Pot. We use ours every day. What is an Instant Pot? Click Here. Instant pot is an electric pressure cooker that will making cooking at home MUCH more simple and easy.  To see demos of Instant […]

Treating Text Neck

by richard on April 2, 2015

As I finished texting everyone in my world this morning I noticed my neck hurt and it felt stiff. Later I got an email about treating Text Neck from one of the massage gurus I follow. Darn! He was describing me! To see a 3 minute video about Text Neck Simply put, Text Neck is […]

The first 25 years: Lewisville Massage Therapy

by richard on March 17, 2015

We finished massage school 25 years ago. As I was ruminating on this rather staggering milestone, I tried to figure out how many sessions I might have done over that time.   I settled on an average of 48 work weeks a year.  Some weeks were busy (over 20 sessions a week) and some not so […]

HIVAMAT 200: relief of chronic pain

by richard on March 5, 2015

Tina’s Story The first time I saw Tina (not her real name) she was in her wheel chair in the waiting room at her pain management doctor’s office. I was there to do a demonstration of the HIVAMAT 200 and Tina was who I would demonstrate on. For the last eight years Tina had been […]

Lower blood pressure with Massage Therapy

by richard on February 19, 2015

We all have heard massage is good for us. Now a recent review article, “Massage Therapy for Essential Hypertension: A Systematic Review,” backs this claim up with evidence. Twenty-four clinical trials were included in the review, a total of 1,962 hypertensive subjects. (Hypertension is also more commonly known as high blood pressure.) Here is the breakdown […]

Ken (not his real name) is an active, healthy man in his early 70’s who came to me with pain and swelling from a recent knee replacement. He had finished physical therapy, but still had restricted range of motion and pain in and around the new knee joint. His entire leg on the affected side was swollen […]

The “anti-inflammatory diet” is a term for a way of eating that has some simple guidelines. Different authorities on this subject differ on some details, but agree on the basics. Here are some tips. I am not discussing gluten sensitivity or other allergies here. Please take these factors into account if they are an issue […]

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Pain Management

by richard on February 4, 2015

I just completed my first Dr Vodder re-certification and review last weekend. There were many fantastic things about the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sessions that are worth mentioning, the hand technique review by Hildegard Wittlinger, the original pupil of Dr Vodder, being a definite highlight. She is the recognized master of Manual Lymph Drainage and […]

Experience is the reason we’re still here

by richard on January 28, 2015

Dianne and I have been practicing massage therapists for 25 years this year. During that time our business has grown and so have we. When we started in 1990 she worked at Richard’s Hair Salon (Lewisville) and I at Golden Triangle Chiropractic (Denton). Our professional lives, as well as our personal lives, have grown day […]

Mary is in her early fifties, is fit, and plays guitar. She had an audition set up and had been practicing a lot more than usual to get ready for it. She called because she was having pain on the top and the front and back of her right shoulder. She also indicated the pain […]