More Myths — Back pain

June 22, 2017 l by Sohmar

Here are 5 common beliefs  ( Myths) that have been challenged: 1. Bending is dangerous 2. Discs slip 3. Nerves are trapped 4. Pain comes from facet joints, discs etc 5. Low back pain is in isolation to everything else in your life. Comments below:- ———————————- 1. Bending is normal. Sure it can hurt when the back is being protected, and when ...Read More

Silly Stuff Massage therapist say from Myths and still say

June 9, 2017 l by Sohmar

Yes I have been down this road before and yes I have said/taught some of these things however as science and evidence starts to dispel these I now teach differently  as all Massage teachers and Schools should. Sadly they will not and sadly they are still being taught and must stop both from Authors of Text books to Teachers who still believe these myths . Below are a list of some of the ...Read More

Pain .. Real Pain , Chronic Pain, Perceived Pain, and The Invisible Pain

March 14, 2017 l by Sohmar

Definition of Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pain has both physical and emotional components. The physical part of pain results from nerve stimulation. Pain may be contained to a discrete area, as in an injury, or it can be more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. Pain is mediated by specific nerve fibers that carry the pain ...Read More

So many ‘OLD Wives Tales” and Silly Myths

February 12, 2017 l by Sohmar

There are many myths about reflexology/massage. How they can have harmful effects because, just like rumors, they always seem to have a willing audience. Here are some of the worst ones... Myth 1: Reflexology/massage is not safe for pregnant women. Fact: Not true. If the fear is of miscarriage, reflexology can only HELP the body seek its own equilibrium. A miscarriage is a reac ...Read More

The Effect of Foot Reflexology on Pain in Patients with Cancer ..

February 4, 2017 l by Sohmar

November 2003Volume 16, Issue 4, Pages 284–286 The effect of foot reflexology on pain in patients with metastatic cancer 1 Thirty-six oncology inpatients participated in this third pilot study investigating the effects of foot reflexology in which equianalgesic dosing was calculated. Foot reflexology was found to have a positive immediate effect for patients with metastatic cancer ...Read More


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