Sometimes an individual who has read one of my articles or stumbled across this blog is interested in reading more. I'm listing here the entries that I think are the most useful or the most representative. They aren't always the ones that have gotten the most reads, which you can find under the category of "Most Popular." (Who knew that so many people google "swelling after massage"? Certainly not me!)
So, if you are looking for what I consider to be the "meat" of what's been written here, this is it. You won't have to scroll through announcements for classes and gift certificate specials. Bear in mind, over time I've learned new things and my understanding has changed. There are some things I'd express a little differently now. However, I think this is the best this blog has to offer so far. Feel free to scroll through everything else, too. You many find something not on this list that's of particular interest to you.
Some articles were written primarily for clients, some for practitioners, and some were written for both. They are not in a particular order.
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Book Review: Explain Pain by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley
Why Pain Hurts: Lorimer Moseley Explains
Nociception and pain: What is the difference and why does it matter?
Using Pain Science to Make a Difference in Your Life
Using Graded Exposure to Manage Chronic Pain
Benefits of Massage Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
A Gentle Approach to Alleviating Neck Pain
Self-Help for the Neck Through Novel Movements
Gentle Treatment for TMJ Dysfunction
Herniated Discs, MRIs, and Low Back Pain: Part 1
Running and Fatigue: Dr. Timothy Noakes Explains the Central Governor Model
Clearing Up Misconceptions About Pregnancy and Massage
Massage Therapy and Multiple Sclerosis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addiction, and Gay Men
Does Massage Remove Lactic Acid? (For clients)
Does Massage Reduce Stress Hormones? (For clients)
My most-read article, If We Cannot Stretch Fascia, What Are We Doing?
Pushing Into Muscle: Are We Really Doing What We Think We Are Doing?
Massage Therapy, Integrating Research and Practice, edited by Trish Dryden and Christopher Moyer
Resources for Science-Based Massage Therapists
What Do We Know For Sure, Really?
Confronting Confirmation Bias
Shifting away from nociception and mesodermalism and towards "yesciception," neurocentrism, and pain science.
A Reader Question About Cranial-Sacral Therapy
What is Energy Work: Some Thoughts from an Evidence-Based Massage Therapist
More Thoughts on Energy Work: Massage as Ritual
Response to a Question Regarding What Do We Know For Sure?
Does Massage Lower Stress Hormones? (For therapists)
Magical Thinking, Deepities, and Massage Therapists
Professor Moyer Discusses Reiki Research
Bringing Neuroscience and the Interactor/Operator Model to Therapeutic Massage
Neurocentrism: A Unified Field Theory?
Introduction to the Principles of Russian Massage
Russian Massage Basic Stroke: Continuous Flat Effleurage
Basic Russian Massage Strokes: Heel of the Hand Circular Friction
Basic Russian Massage Strokes: Continuous Vibration on the Back