Dave’s Massage & Health Blog

Welcome to our Massage & Health Blog

  • reduce stress with massage

    Pathology of Stress (part 1)

    Stressors may be either of physiological or psychological etiology (Lavallo, 1997; Upledger, 1987). Any threat to the homeostatic mechanisms of the body is considered a stressor (Lavallo, 1997). Physical stressors are events that directly challenge one’s health, examples being: significant temperature changes, infection, toxic substances, …

    Read More

  • reduce stress with massage

    Pathology of Stress (part 2)

    Central Nervous System In the brain, a potential stressor is first perceived in the thalamus which relays the sensory information via cortical projections to the pre-frontal cortex. In the pre-frontal cortex the implied stressor is given meaning and is evaluated. The prefrontal lobe works in …

    Read More

  • TMJ Treatment

    TMJ: Basic anatomy and physiology of the temporomandibular joint

    The tempormandibular joint (jaw joint or TMJ) is a rather complex aspect of our anatomy. Its complexity leaves it prone to a number of pain responses and histological (tissue) changes. The following is a brief description of its anatomy and how it functions in relation …

    Read More