Thai yoga massage first caught my interest when I watched a demonstration at The Evergreen State College. The way the practitioner moved was so enchanting, fluid, and graceful I couldn't wait to give it a try! This beautiful way of working resembled a dance, and I knew then that this was something that I wanted to do in my life.
I have always wanted to use Thai Yoga as a healing element in my clinic Organic Wellness in Lacey; however, it was several years before I was able to make this dream a reality. After completing massage school in 2006, I hoped to travel to Thailand and experience this art in its home country. Alas, as finances didn't allow for a plane ticket and a 2-3 week span in Thailand I settled for the next best thing, I studied under the most well-respected teacher in Seattle.
Whether you are in an auto accident, involved in a ski accident on the slopes or you got tangled in your dog leash, those incidences and more can cause whiplash. Whiplash is not a medical term most doctors diagnose with; However, neck strain or sprain is usually the diagnosis, these injuries if not treated when it happens, can become a long term problem.
"Whiplash" is an accurate description of the whipping motion that occurs in the neck during a sudden head movement. When the head and neck are forcible whipped forward (hyper-flexion) and/or forcible whipped back (hyper extension) damage to the soft tissue, muscles, ligaments and tendons happens. In severe cases the vertebra, disks and nerves can be affected as well.
Almost everyone has suffered the pain of a headache. Headaches can last for a few hours up to several days, and sometimes involve symptoms such as sensitivity to light and nausea. They can impact daily life when they occur frequently or for an extended period of time.
The most common types of Chronic Headaches are muscle tension and vascular headaches.
Muscle tension headaches produce dull, constant pain on both sides of the head and may also involve an aching neck or sensitive scalp. They generally start slowly and can last from hours to days. Muscle tension headaches are sometimes called muscle contraction headaches because it is the tightening of the muscles of the head, face and neck that causes the pain.