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Get the (IT)Band Back Together

As massage therapists, you can imagine that we hear about a lot of different aches and pains that slow our patients down. The fire that drives our engine is our passion and desire to want to help them get past their injuries and back to the activities that make them happy. One of the best…

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Well, what if a picture costs you $1000’s and a lot of unnecessary pain and strife? That’s exactly what an MRI can do. MRI technology is a relatively new diagnostic tool. Most of us have had an x-ray, but never an MRI. Now that MRI’s are used to quickly take a snapshot of what may…

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Life Hack: So THAT’S What It’s For!

With the Boston Marathon just a couple of weeks away, there is not much more you can do to be ready for the big day. This is around the time we start to see our runners come in and their nerves are on heightened alert. Have you ever wonder what the deal was with that…

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Cheers to Muscle Tears!

In order to really understand the impact you can have on keeping your body fit, it’s important to understand how it works. As massage therapists, we are geeks when it comes to the structure and function of the human body. However, our patients often have limited knowledge about just what is happening. In our mission…

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Get Your Back Into It

One of the best things we can do for our patients at The Boston Bodyworker is to provide them with the knowledge and understanding about how our bodies can ‘break-down’ over the course of a day, week and more. The objective of our memberships is to help you achieve better body awareness and to address…

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Life Hack: Coconut Oil. Who Knew?

Good for Personal Hygiene, Wellness & Health Problems A few weeks ago, I found a jar of Coconut oil sitting on the counter in my bathroom. Needless to say, I was curious why it was there. My wife informed me that she uses it as a make up remover and that it is good for…

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Ask Drew: Are You Addicted to ‘Crack’?

Q: Is cracking your knuckles bad for you? A: We probably all heard our parents, teachers or someone tell us at some point; “Don’t do that! You’ll get arthritis!” Well, a team of researchers decided to finally put this dispute to rest once and for all. I think you’ll be surprised by what they found.…

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Vitamin M

If you’re receiving this newsletter, the odds are that you have received at least one massage (from us). Therefore, you are not looking to be ‘sold’ on the idea that getting a massage can be good for you. However, many patients are unaware of the core strengths that make a massage REALLY good for your…

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Are Your Sneakers the Cause of Your Knee Pain?

Are Your Sneakers the Cause of Your Knee Pain? Science Says ‘Nope’! With the height of marathon training season around New England about to hit its apex, we thought it may be time to discuss one of the hottest topics we hear in our treatment rooms this time of year; shoe wear. The million-dollar question…

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Life Hack: In A ‘Bind’?

If your desk is like mine, you probably have one of these everywhere you turn. Here is a life-hack that will showcase your creative side and perhaps offer you some quick assistance around your workspace or even at home.

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