Category Archives: Neck and Shoulder Pain

Hot Stone Massage Now Offered at Bodyquirks Portland

At Bodyquirks Portland, we believe in the continuous practice of learning and growing — it’s part of our life philosophy, as well as our practice.  Because of this, we really try hard to keep up with the latest modalities and … Continue reading

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Computer Strain and Shoulder Pain: Themes of a Bodywork Practice

It’s funny the way that themes present themselves in your life. Maybe a friend recommended a book to you and then you turn on NPR and hear the author talking, the next day maybe someone else decides to gift it … Continue reading

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Shoulder Injury: BodyQuirks Parts is Parts Series

As we make our way down the body from the head, neck and jaw we come to the shoulders — one of the body’s true workhorses. Bridging the gap between the head/neck and arms, the shoulders often “shoulder,” much of … Continue reading

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The Bodyquirks Parts is Parts Series: Your Head and Neck

It’s funny how most of us know very little about the place in which we live — our bodies. Chances are, if you are not in the health and well-being business, you don’t know much about the ins and outs … Continue reading

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Inhibited movement post injury? Part 1: Scar tissue

After and injury, your body can become tight and your movements inhibited, as the body heals from the trauma of injury. This can be caused by a number of things. Once it’s clear that you haven’t broken or cracked any … Continue reading

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Weekend Warrior: Treating Muscle Strains, Sprains and Injuries

OK, weekend warrior, you’ve had an extra long hibernation this last season and now that the sun is shining you hit the outdoors full throttle. You overdid it and now you’ve hurt yourself. So what do you do about it? … Continue reading

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Summer Injury Prevention for Weekend Warriors

Summer is finally here and in full effect Portland! When the sun shines around here everyone and we mean EVERYONE is outdoors. People pursue getting back in shape or taking up a new hobby like hiking, rock climbing or biking, … Continue reading

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Reducing Neck and Shoulder Pain Part two: Stretching

Our work as massage therapists consists mostly of correcting body pain, pressure and tightness caused by improper posture – whether it’s caused by computer work or some other form of repetitive stress.  Over the years, we have acquired a couple … Continue reading

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Reducing Neck and Shoulder Pain Caused by Computer Strain: Part One — Awareness

In any given week, 70 to 90 % of our massage clients come in complaining of neck and shoulder pain. That’s a lot pain for a lot of folks and most of it’s due to long hours spent in front … Continue reading

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