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Your Rib is Not Out, It’s Just Freaked Out.

Your ribs aren’t “out”(that would be excruciating and you should be in the Emergency Room).  They’re probably just freaking out! They’re freaking out because they’re trying too hard to do too much at once.  They’re overworked community members within the community of you.  You’re the leader and management of this community; it’s time to engage and smooth […]

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Olympic Cupping: Octopus Attacks Elite Athlete’s Fascia

Olympic athlete cupping marks, everybody is buzzing about them.  What’s with them, and why on earth would anyone intentionally be attacked by an octopus to perform better? Great questions, and I can’t express how overjoyed I was to hear the Sports Anchor say the words “Myofascial Decompression” during a national broadcast. As a myofascial therapist, I love anything that informs […]

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Cubicle Kung Fu: The Chair in Your Knees, Exercise for Sit-Stand Desks

Inspired by Martial Arts and Myofascial Anatomy, the Chair in Your Knees is a favorite exercise useful for increasing stamina and comfort while standing at Sit-Stand desks, doing dishes, cooking, etc., in addition to helping: (Just need a quick reminder without all the explanation? Scroll down for the abridged version.) -Cultivate presence in base of support (feet, legs, pelvis, spine, ribs). […]

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Marijuana and Massage in Oregon: a Cannabis Coming Out

Transcend Bodywork is Pro-Cannabis. What new services can/do I offer?  How do I tell my kids? I’ve wanted to shout my love for cannabis from the highest mountaintops for years (pun intended).  Why now? Here’s what’s new: cannabis, including topical oils and lotions are legal in Oregon, both recreationally and as medicine. Plus the latest word from the Oregon Board […]

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