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Stephen Jeffrey replied to Serge Rivest's discussion Is muscle tension the enemy? in the group Evidence based massage therapy group
"Hi Bodhi, thanks for this abstract the sentence " It is also conceivable that TrPs provide a nociceptive barrage to the dorsal horn neurons and facilitate joint hypomobility" . Helps me understand how scar tissue could also trigger…"
Sep 3, 2010
Megan Lazaruk replied to Serge Rivest's discussion Is muscle tension the enemy? in the group Evidence based massage therapy group
"I have recently been thinking about this too... because of my latest experience with chiropractic treatments. I went to a Chiro for my ulnar/triquetral joint pain from a motion in karate class, that was getting worse due to using it, and the need to…"
Sep 2, 2010
Bodhi Haraldsson replied to Serge Rivest's discussion Is muscle tension the enemy? in the group Evidence based massage therapy group
"Here are 2 papers I would like to add to this discussion. Both discuss muscle "tension" from different perspectives. Increased trapezius pain sensitivity is not associated with increased tissue hardness.: abstract Interaction between…"
Sep 2, 2010
Paul Clifford replied to Serge Rivest's discussion Is muscle tension the enemy? in the group Evidence based massage therapy group
"Hi Serge: This is a really important question, and a lot more complicated than it first looks! For a long time, I had vague ideas about the nature of "muscle tension" and "muscle tone" -- the terms have to be carefully defined.…"
Aug 16, 2010
Rick Johnson replied to Serge Rivest's discussion Is muscle tension the enemy? in the group Evidence based massage therapy group
"The difference would seem to be between tone and tension.Toned muscles are always firmer to palpation than non-toned and athletes have more tone than couch potatoes The markers for problematic conditions ( when good tone turns to tension) becomes…"
Aug 4, 2010
Rick Johnson replied to Serge Rivest's discussion Is muscle tension the enemy? in the group Evidence based massage therapy group
"Great point. My studies have led me to investigate the field of Somatic Therapy, where the CNS is directed to turn off hyper-tonic muscles in spasm and/or turn on inhibited muscles that for whatever reason have limited contract-ability.This is done…"
Aug 4, 2010
Jason Erickson replied to Serge Rivest's discussion Is muscle tension the enemy? in the group Evidence based massage therapy group
"I think focusing on the muscles is our first (and most common) error. Muscles can not be tense, nor can we feel discomfort, nor can we have spasms, etc, - unless the nervous system is involved. We can say we are doing this or that "for the…"
Jul 23, 2010
Amanda Cizek replied to Serge Rivest's discussion Is muscle tension the enemy? in the group Evidence based massage therapy group
"Great questions. This is similar to the 'eliminate stress' phrase. We need stress or else we would not get out of bed in the morning. It is not the stress as much as how we handle stressors. So, I think similar with tension... Buckminster…"
Jul 20, 2010
Serge Rivest added a discussion to the group Evidence based massage therapy group
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Is muscle tension the ennemy?

Hi All,I'd like to start a discussion about muscle tension. As a massage therapist, it often seems like the aim is to seek soft tissue tension and eliminate it. I would like to challenge this view and start a talk about the use of soft tissue tension. For instance:1. Back muscles could be tense "splinting" the low back area to avoid a joint subluxating.2. An athlete may have a tense calf which helps him absorb and release kinetic energy efficiently.3. An office worker may have tense erector…See More
Apr 15, 2010
Serge Rivest replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"Logical fallacy again, appeal to antiquity. Something is not necessarily true because it has been 'believed' for a long time. And please leave the natives out of this, they are not there to defend their point of view. On using logic…"
Jan 20, 2010
Serge Rivest replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"I'm not convinced that we will be able to prove or disprove 'energy' (as the energy workers define it). Until proven, it has to be taken as a belief and not a fact. Now it's up to you as a practitioner to be ethical and tell…"
Jan 19, 2010
Serge Rivest replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"Good analogy. Unfortunately, there are many technological inventions that we have difficulty grasping. The car could have a nuclear fission reactor in the both, enough to provide you with a ride of many lifetimes. How do you know when the car…"
Jan 18, 2010
Serge Rivest replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"People on the "energy work" side have really poor arguments. Look folks, before writing your arguments, make sure they are not logical fallacies: http://www.logicalfallacies.info/ So far we got: Ad Hominem and Appeal to Antiquity /…"
Jan 18, 2010
Serge Rivest replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"Personal attacks in posts are irrelevant to the topic. Can someone moderate those? "
Jan 17, 2010
Serge Rivest replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"This is why I said 'my theory' and not what everybody else's think. The idea here was to present a model that could fit both the 'energy work' and the 'evidence-based model'. You're raise a good point, before…"
Jan 16, 2010
Serge Rivest replied to Christopher A. Moyer's discussion Skeptical about Energy Work
"I forgot two energies in my list: + Sound energy (wave of oscillating air pressure). + Light energy (wave of electromagnetic radiation). Which boils down to: How you look and act and what you say to your client will have an impact on them. So to…"
Jan 16, 2010

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http://www.trmc.com.au
Which modalities do you practice?
Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Chair Massage, Trigger Point Therapy

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At 7:32pm on October 4, 2009, Darcy Neibaur said…
Welcome Serge
At 7:17pm on October 4, 2009, Travis Alligood said…
Welcome Serge !
 
 
 

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