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FirstHandNews - Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder
Looks at what exactly frozen shoulder is and discusses how a shoulder "freezes". The Pendulum Exercise is outlined and illustrated and there is a short discussion of how trigger points may cause similar symptoms.

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FirstHandNews - Managing Your Stress

Managing Your Stress
Highlights the importance of managing your stress and contains an interactive "Stress Checklist" quiz. Diaphragmatic Breathing is outlined in a series of three illustrations and the stress-busting powers of massage are emphasized.

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FirstHandNews - Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage
Outlines how massage can be used to support a woman before, during and after birth. This newsletter highlights how massage can be used as a non-pharmaceutical option in managing many of the uncomfortable symptoms of pregnancy. Two illustrations including one of the "sacral press".

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FirstHandNews - Research Report

Research Report
Highlights recent findings in the field of massage research. Focuses on benefits of massage for infants, for stress and depression and for effects on immunity. Bulleted results from eight other studies show the far ranging benefits of regular massage.

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FirstHandNews - Dealing With Discs

Dealing With Discs
Looks at the anatomy of the spine and outlines why disc problems develop. Also explains what "sciatica" is. Three illustrations show self-care Back Extension exercises.

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FirstHandNews - Taming Your Tension

Taming Your Tension
Provides a great explanation of what tension is and how detrimental it can be if not cared for. Discusses the importance of regular massage in managing tension. Shoulder Rolls and Neck Rolls are described and illustrated.

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FirstHandNews - The Five-Minute Massage

The Five-Minute Massage
Is a great reference that clients are likely to keep for a long time. It outlines how to do a short massage to the neck and shoulders on friends and family. Includes illustrations for the five techniques that are described. This would be a great handout for any presentation.

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FirstHandNews - Heading Off Headaches

Heading Off Headaches
Discusses the prevalence of headaches and the role that stress and trigger points can play in their development and outlines the symptoms that might indicate a more serious disorder. The second page is a treatment guide with self-care tips and a good word for massage. An Upper Trapezius Stretch is described and illustrated.

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FirstHandNews - Sitting On The Job

Sitting On The Job
Describes the detrimental effects of sedentary work and how massage can help. It provides a checklist of things that can be done when sitting on the job to reduce neck and shoulder tension. A self-care exercise called "the micro-break" is illustrated and described to help eliminate some of the discomfort and symptoms associated with sitting for prolonged periods of time at work.

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FirstHandNews - RICE For Your Injuries

RICE For Your Injuries
This issue looks at using rest, ice, compression and elevation for managing injuries (aka R.I.C.E.). We look at the issue of when it's appropriate to use cold or heat on an injury. Guidelines for self-care are given and the role of massage is examined.

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FirstHandNews - All About Arthritis

All About Arthritis
Helps people understand what arthritis is as it outlines the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Considerable attention is given to the role massage can play in managing symptoms.

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FirstHandNews - Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia
Examines this very common and somewhat mysterious syndrome. The symptoms are discussed and clients can see the 18 diagnostic tender points in the illustration. A strong case for massage is made.

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