Since becoming a professional massage therapist in 2000, I’ve has consistently helped thousands of clients manage their back pain with a combination of deep tissue work, cupping, and stretching. In 2002, I began a career-long tradition of continuing study by being trained in Tuina—the art of Chinese massage—at the world famous Olympic Training Center in Beijing, China.
As an orthopedic massage therapist, I specialize in treating chronic pain and sports injuries and helping restore proper range of motion. In 2006, I became certified as a medical massage practitioner, giving me the knowledge and ability to work with physicians in a complementary healthcare partnership.
Becoming a certified cupping therapist in 2011, Morgan utilizes the powerful vacuum suction of silicone cups to instantly release rigid soft tissue; drain excess fluids and toxins; loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue; and bring blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles.
The silicone cups literally become an extension of my hands, allowing me to decompress and create negative pressure, which seamlessly lifts and releases muscle adhesions versus performing the classic compression of massage. It’s said that 5 minutes of cupping is equivalent to 30 minutes of a deep tissue massage.
In 2014, Morgan compiled his helpful blog posts about back pain exercises and published his first book, DIY Low Back Pain Relief. Several of the chapters can be found freely available as guest posts on the well-known health blog, Mind Body Green.
The 2017, Morgan sustained a lower back injury that he was able to overcome thanks to a series of highly targeted exercises. He then went on to publish his next book, Low Back Pain Survival Guide. Quickly following the release of this back pain book came a series of ebooks that he is excited to share on Smashwords.
When Morgan is not helping massage clients manage their back pain, I’m teaching online workshops on how to incorporate massage cupping into a bodywork practice.
Cupping works great on the back, shoulders, hips, and legs for loosening tight, overworked muscles. But did you know that it also works great on the face? Some even say that it’s like Photoshopping a face. Facial Cupping Mastery is for massage therapists, bodyworkers, and health professionals who want to understand and learn how cupping therapy will help their clients and boost their practices.
Cupping Massage Mastery is for massage therapists, bodyworkers, and health professionals who want to understand and learn how cupping therapy will help their clients and boost their practices. Discover how to integrate the versatile healing modality of cupping to better enhance the effectiveness of massages.
Performing these fifteen-minute exercises really can work wonders for stubborn sciatica and SI joint pain. Regular exercise prevents back pain. Doctors might recommend exercise for people who have recently hurt their lower backs, suggesting they start with gentle movements and gradually build up the intensity. Once the immediate pain goes away, an exercise plan can help keep it from coming back.
Instead of popping pain pills and opting for invasive surgery, practicing yoga is a cost-effective alternative. A 2017 study found that regular yoga practice was linked to pain relief and improved function for low back pain sufferers.
Practicing the following twenty-one yoga poses can help lengthen your spine, stretch and strengthen your muscles, and return your back to its proper
Neglected postures, such as rounding your low back while sitting for extended periods of time in front of the computer, standing for hours stooped over, sleeping improperly, and lifting poorly, can all lead to chronic back pain. The following 20 exercises in this book are designed to fix forward head posture, rounded shoulders, and hunched back posture in just 15 minutes per day.
In Resistance Band Workouts for Bad Posture and Back Pain, you'll learn twelve resistance band workout exercises will help to reverse slouched back and turtle-neck postures, as well as stabilize and strengthen the muscles around your hips, which should prove very useful in soothing lower back pain.