Dave’s Massage & Health Blog

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  • Custom Craftworks Athena Pregnancy Massage Table

    Announcing our new Prenatal Massage table

    Integration Massage & Bodywork is excited to announce the addition of our brand new pregnancy/prenatal massage table now available at our Kill Devil Hills massage studio location. We selected the Athena table from Custom Craftworks because their American-made tables are built from premium materials including …

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  • what is lymphedema

    Lymphedema – living with a disease no one understands.

    My legs were bandaged up to my knees in 7 layers of gauze: What it’s like to have a disease no one understands I was seven months pregnant when a woman in a children’s toy store stopped me while I was browsing a few books. …

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  • The Lymphatic System drains toxins from your body and protects you against diseases.

    What does our Lymphatic System do?

    The Lymphatic System drains toxins from your body and protects you against diseases.

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  • 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, …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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