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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What are the benefits of a prenatal massage therapist?

What are the benefits of a prenatal massage therapist?

Relaxation...: Any massage therapist can lead to you being more relaxed; which can be beneficial to both mom-to-be; and ease the burdens of the labor process. ...Read more

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How are prenatal massage therapists licensed?

How are prenatal massage therapists licensed?

Read below: Parental massage therapists are regular massage therapists that work with pregnant women primarily. They get their certification through their school and taking boards in their specialty. ...Read more

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How can I ease my anxiety about seeing a massage therapist?

How can I ease my anxiety about seeing a massage therapist?

Take it slowly: I assume you were referred to a massage therapist, or feel massage would help even though you're anxious about it. (otherwise i'd say just don't go.) like most other therapists, a massage therapist will understand if it's new to you and the idea makes you uncomfortable. Read about massage, and maybe start with a short session, or limit it to parts of your body that don't trigger anxiety. ...Read more

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What is the risk of aquiring it if my massage therapist have hepa? Is sweat capable of transmitting such illness?

What is the risk of aquiring it if my massage therapist have hepa? Is sweat capable of 
transmitting such illness?

Zero: There is zero risk of catching hepatitis A from a massage (mathematically rounding to zero, of course). Life is not about absolutes... the hepatitis A viruses have to get into one's mouth somehow. By remembering that, one should be able to stay worry-free. Also, hepatitis A is not transmitted to other people via the sweat of an infected person. ...Read more

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How can prenatal massage therapists help me?

How can prenatal massage therapists help me?

May help one relax: If a woman had no problems with massage therapy before pregnancy, and felt more relaxed after a massage, then similar massage therapy during pregnancy should help her relax her muscles or help her sleep better. ...Read more

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Can a massage therapist actually help someone with chronic pain?

Can a massage therapist actually help someone with chronic pain?

Yes but diagnosis no: Massage can help but it depends on the type of pain and whether it will be responsive to massage. Certain types of chronic muscular pain can be helped like fibromyalgia but other types of chronic pain may not be responsive. Your physician can help guide you. ...Read more

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What does a muscle strength test show from the point of view of massage therapist?

What does a muscle strength test show from the point of view of massage therapist?

Where your knots are: Muscle strength; or lack thereof, will tell your massage therapist where you need "work". He/she can pinpoint where the 'kinks' are; and prescribe an appropriate course of treatment to restore proper muscle function. Enjoy the rub! ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more