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I give classes about the lymphatic system geared to the general public, especially those interested in gaining more knowledge about the body and how to enhance one's health. Classes are generally three hours long, but can be shortened or lengthened according to audience needs....

From Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, The Trigger Point Manual: "Active Trigger Points (TrPs)produce a clinical complaint (usually pain) when a TrP is digitally compressed. Latent TrPs can produce the other effects characteristic of a TrP including muscle tension and muscle shortening...

I went to the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon in March to review the class Lymph Drainage Therapy 3, given by the Upledger Institute, http://www.upledger.com.  These courses were developed by Bruno Chikly, MD, who has done exhaustive research on the lymphatic system and lymph drainage...

…… The 2007 Annual Consumer Survey of the American Massage Therapy Association  found that more than 40 million American adults are getting a massage annually;  25 million more Americans each year are getting massages than 10 years ago.  Fifty-five percent of doctors recommend massage therapy...

→→→  Evidence shows that massage therapy has proven benefits for those suffering from chronic back pain.  The Cochrane Library, recognized as the gold standard in evidence-based health care, includes reliable evidence from systematic reviews and clinical trials on their website, www.Cochrane.org.  Summaries are available for...