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Ep. 5: Holly Hanson-Hands on Health

Holly is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in the state of Wisconsin.  She runs her own business, Hands on Health, and works out of Coulee Health.  In this episode we break down everything around soft tissue work.  We talk about what fascia is, how it works, what are adhesions and knots in your back.  We also cover you can do both on your own and who you should see in order to help correct those problems before it gets to be too late.  Lots of take home tips on this one. Enjoy.

 

-CP Crew

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Show Notes:

 

0:00-Episode Introduction

 

0:15-CP Intro Video: Courtesy of Justin Joy of “Elder Pine Media”  Contact: elderpinemedia@gmail.com

 

0:52-Welcome to Clinically Pressed and introduction of Holly Hanson of Hands on Health Massage…..(good job KB)

 

1:27-Everyone loves Holly

 

1:47-AJ makes a ‘punny’

 

1:59-Holly’s background

-B.S.:Physical Education and Coaching

-LMT:Licensed Massage Therapist

-Teacher: Globe University for Massage Therapy

 

3:06-Shout Out to UWL Gymnastics for National Championship #17

 

4:18-Everything Fascia: What it is, how it works, and why it’s important.

 

5:10-’Body World’ Fascia Model

 

5:40-What fascia looks like, check out a piece of meat

 

6:13-What is ‘Myofascial Release’?  And what happens when we don’t take care of it?

 

8:04-Joel can’t get a word in…(probably a good thing)

 

8:21-Airrosti.  The difference between working ‘superficial fascia’ and the ‘deep fascia’ and how does it all work if it is all connected, Holly explains.

 

10:03-Another ‘Punny’.  We’re sorry.

 

11:01-Thoracolumbar Fascia (that’s what I was looking for)

 

11:21-Anatomy Trains-Thomas Meyers

 

12:00-Techniques to address fascia that is dysfunctional

-Slow stretch

-Heat

-Gentle lifting

 

13:00-Active Release Technique (A.R.T)

 

13:15-Myofascial Decompression-Cup Therapy

 

14:14-’Stretching the IT Band’ and Kelly Starrett

 

15:55-How do you gauge the intensity of your massage?  And what is good and bad when it comes to the ‘hurt’?

 

17:35-Women have better pain tolerance and AJ apologizes ;-)

 

18:31-What is an adhesion?  What is this all about?

 

20:13-A very simple model of how muscle tissue sits and what happens when it gets injured and then the healing process.  Also how we as practitioners try and fix it all.

 

21:18-Is there a point of no return?

 

23:07-You can find adhesions on everyone, don’t let it stress you out too much.  It will be a constant battle.

 

23:55-The ‘VooDoo Band

 

24:10-Julien Pinaeu and Barbell Shrugged

 

24:55-The ‘Perfect Pushup

 

26:08-What is a ‘knot’?  Especially in your back.

 

27:04-Joel trying to sound smart on electricity within the muscle...should have paid more attention in physiology class

 

27:56-Graston Technique

 

30:42-Practice what you preach and ‘Do as I say, not as I do’.

 

31:38-Definition: Upper Crossed Syndrome & Lower Crossed Syndrome

 

32:25-Common muscles that are dysfunctional and can benefit from massage.

 

33:32-Long and tight is a thing and just because it is tight doesn’t mean you should stretch it right away (Article: Hamstrings-Tight vs. Taut?

 

36:28-The wallet in your pocket actually throws you off, really it does.

 

36:47-Head forward position and how much force it can put your neck through.

 

37:50-The stand up big rig….you heard it here first, don’t steal my idea

 

38:20-If you want to create it, hit us up on Twitter @clncllypressed

 

40:27-Difference between active(healthy) and non-active(not so healthy) tissue

 

42:51-Awkward silence…..ooops

 

45:24-Always be drinking plenty of water before and especially after massage

 

46:08-KB is still working on his CP questions

 

Clinically Pressed Questions

46:30-What is something you believe that others may not?

 

46:58-And AJ believes in aliens and apparently so does Holly

 

47:21-Most influential fitness purchase for under $100

-The ‘Back knobber

 

49:04-And AJ gets a hold of the ‘Back Knobber

 

49:15-Top 3 take home tips.

1. Hydration, hydration, hydration

2. Stretching….and actually doing it.

 

50:26-App: ‘Way of Life” and how JL doesn’t stretch.

 

51:06-Shout out to Netflix (this one is on us)

 

3. Don’t be afraid to look outside the box

 

52:40-What would you tell yourself if you could go back 8-10 years in your training/education?

-Ask more questions

-Don’t just take what you’re told at face value

 

54:20-Where can people find you?  It’s hard to find Holly.  She is that good.

 

55:14-Find her at Coulee Health or else you have to know someone.


55:36-No more questions from AJ, our new mobility expert