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What is a migraine headache?  Migraine headaches are a well known phenomenon experienced on a regular basis by many people. On one level, every headache involves some sort of limitation of space in the head, or skull so the blood vessels, or nerves around the brain get compressed. Some people even experience “visual migraines” which can make them temporarily blind, or just create clouds, or glitches in their field of vision. Many times in my practice I’ve encountered people who have tried everything that modern medicine has at its disposal, and nothing has worked.  There are even cases where clients...

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In my years of practice as a massage therapist, the number one statement that I’ve heard from clients is this, "I carry my stress in my shoulders."  Verbatim. It is as if every client received a pamphlet in the mail that said, "Tell your massage therapist this!". It's kind of funny. There are many reasons why this seems so universal. I’d like to explore with you a few things that I believe are contributing factors to this “pain in the neck”  while tying together Greek mythology, Eastern mysticism, psychology and evolution. The Story of Atlas Let’s begin with Joseph Campbell....

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