Thursday, 24 May 2018


Top 10 Benefits of CBD (Cannabidiol) 

1. No psychoactive effects - CBD is one of 60 compounds found in cannabis
2. Pain relief - relieves chronic pain with no side effects, completely legal
3. Anti-inflammatory - helpful for MS, psoriasis, IBS
4. Antioxidant - more antioxidant than vitamin C
5. Mood enhancer - CBD has antidepressant properties, helps you sleep too
6. Helps with smoking cession 
7. Reduces anxiety, OCD, painic disorders and PTSD
8. Seizures with epilepsy - 80% less frequency in seizures
9. Lowers blood pressure levels, less insulin dysfunction
10. Fights cancer - CBD has anitproliferative effects

Link to video is here

US News article on CBD oil

Call today to schedule your therapeutic massage with anti-inflammatory CBD lotion.  




Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art and Science of Healing Bodywork
520-355-0819


This Treatment Helps Patients Battling Chronic Pain
Battling back against the opioid epidemic by taking away one of the causes is why doctors are cracking down on the drugs they prescribe.

But that has patients scrambling to find ways to fight the pain. Some patients said they have no choice, especially since some of their physicians are going so far as to make them sign ‘patient contracts.

Others, like Michelle Block, say they just don’t want prescription painkillers at all.

“My neck’s really bad isn’t it?” Block said laying back on the massage table as her Chiropractor examined her.

For her back, knee and neck pain, once a week Block tries a more holistic approach.

“I think there were years ago where I wouldn’t have tried something that’s not your traditional medicine, but I tried this and it works for me,” she said.

So she gets a therapeutic massage, body adjustments and something called, dry needling, which is similar to acupuncture.

“You’ll try anything that seems reasonable,” she said. “A lot of people think you’re a little bit out there when you start talking about it.”

But Occupational Therapist Carol Leslie said these methods and others like hypnotherapy can do more than just heal the body.

“It is the whole person, mind, body spirit,” said Dr. Lesile.

That’s why she said she’s seeing more patients looking to overcome the pain.

“Every aspect of their life has been touch by pain.”

Not everyone is seeking out doctors to manage their pain. A recent National Health Interview Survey found 21 million adults said they practice yoga now, that’s up nearly 5 percent in 2002.

Article is here, or you can call us for your pain relieving massage!

  

Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP

Asclepieion Massage Therapy

The Art and Science of Healing Bodywork


520-355-0819

A 5-Point Plan for Arthritis Pain Relief


Pain is a common symptom associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). We have a culture that promotes pills for pain — but we can do much better. Pain medications are “chemical band-aids” that should never be the first line of treatment. We should instead be investing our time and energy in non-pharmacological alternatives that not only treat pain more effectively but spare the potential for serious side effects.

The 5-point plan below offers pain relief and increased function as well as better health and well-being for the arthritis patient.

  • Fight Pain with Food

  • Push Yourself to Exercise

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • Osteopathic Manipulation

  • Sleep – Rest and Repair



We all want to feel and function optimally, and we all have important choices in our healthcare. The best choices offer high rewards and low risks. The lifestyle modification program outlined above can safely reduce the pain of RA and OA along with improving health and well-being without side effects. The choice is yours! Give us a call today for your first session!

Click here to read the article by Lillie Rosenthal, DO.



Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art and Science of Healing Bodywork
520-355-0819

Neck pain: A Problem of Posture and Tension

Most neck pain is caused by tension and posture issues.  Daily life stressors and anxiety are perhaps the most frequent cause of neck pain, as stress increases the muscle tone in structures of the body that require frequent muscle activation to stabilize, the neck is the primary victim of your stress.

If frequent, there could be association with migraines and headaches, which is called cervicogenic headache. With regards to posture, a slouched posture that constantly places the head or the shoulder in a forward position, will shorten the suboccipital muscle groups (a series of short/strong muscles that connect the back of the neck to the skull) and these will tilt the skull on the neck vertebrae, placing tension on the muscles, and restrictions to the blood flow of the vertebral artery, and thus create neck pain, headaches, and migraines. Maintaining this posture of backward bending or extension over time, will also put much pressure on the facet joints, in the back of the cervical spine, and will translate onto osteoarthritis of the neck that will also cause chronic pain.

Click here to read more information in this article by Gerardo A Jara PT, DPT, or call us and schedule your consultation and therapeutic massage. 

Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art and Science of Healing Bodywork
520-355-0819

Don't Put Your Neck on the Line!

You don’t have to completely shun your electronic devices to protect your neck. The following measures can help.

  • Stop and take a short break every 15 or 20 minutes, then move around and change your body and head positions.

  • Set your computer monitor at eye level. Raise your smartphone to eye level rather than lowering your head. And get a tablet holder to elevate your device close to eye level.

  • Use voice-to-text as often as possible.

  • When you’re using a device, spend as much time standing as you do sitting.

  • Consult a physical therapist, chiropractor or other healthcare professional for guidance and exercises.
Click here to read about "Text Neck," and give us a call for a therapeutic massage!

Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art and Science of Healing Bodywork
520-355-0819


Wednesday, 16 May 2018


Battling Chronic Pain Without Opioids

Instead of seeking massage therapy solely for pampering, individuals are taking more responsibility for their own healthcare and are turning to massage therapy for assistance with health maintenance and improving medical conditions.

According to the 21st annual consumer survey sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), 72% of individuals surveyed claim their primary reason for receiving a massage in the previous 12 months was either for medical reasons (43%), or stress related issues (29%). 

Click here to see how massage and other alternative therapies are helping patients battle chronic pain.  

Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art and Science of Healing Bodywork
520-355-0819


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Massage Therapy for Pain - Mitigating the Overuse of Opioids 
Massage therapy is a well-accepted nonpharmacological therapy for managing pain, including a variety of specific chronic pain issues. It is recognized by the National Institutes of Health, and included in nonpharmacological pain guidelines issued by The Joint Commission for hospitals, as well as guidelines by the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards. And, consumers know from experience how massage can help manage their pain – in a 2017 consumer survey by AMTA, 39% of those who had a massage in the previous 12 months sought it for pain, stiffness or spasms.

Click here to read the article.  


Marsha McArthur, LMT, BCTMB, DOMP
Asclepieion Massage Therapy
The Art and Science of Healing Bodywork
520-355-0819


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