TLC is honored to be bringing a world famous teacher to Austin next month – Nancy Dail

Nancy Dail is the author of Kinesiology for Manual Therapies. In 1974 she began her career combining acupuncture, massage and Aikido. She founded her school, one of the foremost in the U.S., the Downeast School of Massage, in Maine in 1981. Anytime you have the opportunity to learn from someone with 40 years of therapeutic experience and over 30 years as a teacher, it is a rare chance - one not...
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Structural Perspectives of the Head and Neck

by Nancy Dail  Picture a bowling ball balancing on a stick. This is similar to how the head, which weighs approximately 10-12 pounds, precariously perches on seven cervical vertebrae and disks and is supported only by a network of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The cervical vertebrae connect to the thoracic and lumbar spines, and the trunk lends its bulk to supply a base for the neck. The mus...
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Stiff Neck – Un-puzzling the Problem

by Nancy Dail Clients regularly complain of having a “stiff neck”. It may hurt to rotate, flex, extend or laterally flex the head or just feel like the head does not respond to movement well. Complaints may also include pain or discomfort on top of the head, general headache, or specific headache pain patterns. Discomfort may run from the back of the head through to the front, and include the e...
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The Philosophy of Dimensional Massage Therapy

Dimensional Massage Therapy is the name of the unique bodywork taught by Nancy Dail. Nancy is Director of Maine's Downeast School of Massage, author of Kinesiology of Manual Therapies, and nationally renowned teacher in practice for 40 years! Here is a link to an extensive article giving you insight into Dimensional Massage Therapy and the class that is coming up June 7-8 here at TLC! Don't mis...
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Short Upper Arms!

by Nancy Dail Often in a practice we run across individuals with similar problems that can sometimes be blamed on the season or weather. Certainly clients with back issues will come to us after over-exertion or during gardening season. For whatever reason though, lately, I have really noticed several clients who have short upper arm structures. These result from their genetic frame. Norma...
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