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Sue Coughtry, LMT Monday, November 29, 2010 Massage Therapy  Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy  Pain Management  Preventative Health 

I love learning new things that can be of help to my patients.  I took a new craniosacral seminar two weeks ago.  This was part refresher class and part new techniques and skills.

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Sue Coughtry, LMT Friday, September 10, 2010 Fibromyalgia  General  Massage Therapy  Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy  Pain Management  Preventative Health 

I just read a research study on Craniosacral Therapy’s beneficial effects on people suffering from fibromyalgia.  The results of this study were very clear and significant.  Craniosacral Therapy definitely and significantly reduced the body pain, anxiety and depression experienced by the participants of the study, all of whom had fibromyalgia.  It improved their overall quality of life – there were clear improvements in physical function, general health and vitality, and therefore the ability to take part in social activities.  Craniosacral Therapy also improved the quality of their sleep in the participants.

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Sue Coughtry, LMT Sunday, June 27, 2010 Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy  Pain Management  Preventative Health  Stress Management 

I have heard from a number of people since I wrote my first blog about this on how hard it is to change from being a stomach sleeper to being comfortable in any other position, even though sleeping on their stomach causes pain.  I understand because I was a stomach-sleeper till I was in my teens.  Then my neck cramped up big time and I couldn’t do that any more.  It was a tough transition but I had no choice and eventually succeeded.

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Sue Coughtry, LMT Sunday, September 27, 2009 Lyme Disease  Massage Therapy  Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy  Preventative Health 

This has been a bumper year for ticks and that has resulted in as big a year for Lyme disease here in the Northeast.  While craniosacral therapy can’t treat or cure Lyme disease, it can definitely make a big difference in the amount of pain and discomfort you find yourself in and helps speed the healing process.

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Sue Coughtry, LMT Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Massage Therapy  Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy  Preventative Health 

Spring is here and we’re all out cleaning up our lawns and planting gardens and brushing up on our summer activities. Often we over-do it and get sore. My patients often ask what causes those knots that they feel in their muscles.  They often wonder what trigger points are.

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