A new client calls for a manual lymph drainage session, and they have a diagnosis the massage therapist has never heard of—toxic mold syndrome. Information online about this condition is confusing and inconsistent. What is toxic mold syndrome? Does it even exist? Why is it so controversial? And most of all, what can we do to help this client?
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About Anatomy Trains:
Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.
About Color Up:
Color Up makes 100% natural, cruelty-free, and small batch hemp-derived CBD products intended to balance the mind, body, and spirit. Color Up describes our mission, our intention, and our values. It’s a symbol of health and wellness, a way to find balance and harmony, and a way to stay connected to Mother Earth and all her colorful offerings. All Color Up products aim to evoke the body’s natural ability to heal and balance. Our process begins with the proper care and study of the cannabis plant, and extends to our therapists, chemists, and cultivators who work alongside one another to create these intentional, healing products. Color Up formulations are crafted with deliberate, complementary ingredients, working with the body’s chemistry to bring relief, correction, and homeostasis.