Category: Healthy Living

Dwight Tinney devotes himself to Healthy Living.  His medical records claim technical disability, but his life denies that claim.  Dwight overcame the roadblocks encountered using traditional medical avenues.  Surgery and pain meds didn’t seem like a good way to live.  So, he looked for new answers and eventually found them.

A Medical Massage Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer, with many certifications and specializations, Dwight shares the answers he found to healthy living in his therapy and training office in Rockwall, Texas.  Now he produces videos, so others can share his secrets.

Dwight’s videos contain demonstrations of all the exercises he recommends, to provide an example of their proper execution.

Massage Is a Great New Year’s Resolution

WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE: A RESOLUTION YOU’LL LOVE TO KEEP Resolutions by the Numbers If it hasn’t already started, then soon you’re going to be faced with this question, “What’s your New Year Resolution?”  According to Statista, one third of the population refuses to acknowledge…

Taking the Pain Out of Pregnancy

FOCUS ON PAIN: THE JOY OF PREGNANCY CAN BE MARRED WITH PAIN Congratulations You’re Expecting Is there anything more miraculous than life?  An act of love and affection becomes the seed of someone brand new.  The wonders of a new life being formed and…

Medical Massage Makes 5K Marathon Possible

ENCOURAGING TOUCH:  “I COULDN’T WALK A MILE” It Creeps Up On You As we go through life, we tend to collect things along the way and some of those things are good.  Friends, family, wisdom, experience, skills, memories – the list of good things…

Palpation for Assessment

HEALING TOUCH:  WHAT IS PALPATION AND HOW IS IT USED FOR ASSESSMENT? The Magic of Touch In Medical Massage, we use the gift of touch to bring healing to our patients, but touch is also a tool we use to discover what might be…

Sit Up Straight! Stand up Straight!

WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE:  WHY ALL THAT ADVICE TO SIT AND STAND UP STRAIGHT WAS RIGHT! How many times have you heard it?  “Sit up straight!” “Stand up straight!” How many reasons have you been given to do so? Sit up straight at the table. …

What is TMJ Syndrome?

FOCUS ON PAIN:  HOW MASSAGE HELPS WHEN YOUR JAW ISN’T WORKING Tempromandi What? TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint.  Web MD describes the TMJ as “a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It…

Medical Massage Brings Life-Changing Results

ENCOURAGING WORDS:  “HE’S GOT ME STANDING UP STRAIGHT!” From Handicapped Parking to Hiking Devil’s Tower Just a picture of another senior citizen on vacation, right?  Don’t be so quick there!  You’re looking at a miracle. James had five back surgeries, but the world of…

What is Medical Massage

HEALING TOUCH:  A PRIMER IN HEALING What is Medicine? Last month we talked about massage and the dictionary was able to provide a very succinct and accurate definition.  The word “medicine” is a little more confusing than “massage” and so the idea of medical…

Don’t Live with Pain!

WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE: LISTEN TO YOUR BODY Misplaced Bravery “I’ve put up with it for as long as I can.”  You have no idea how often I hear those words and they make me cringe.  Pain is a signal your body sends to your…

Fascial Restriction

FOCUS ON PAIN:  WHAT DOES FASCIAL RESTRICTION HAVE TO DO WITH MY PAIN? What is Fascial Restriction? Think about one of those net bags in the grocery store that holds fragile fruits and vegetables.  That gives you an idea of what the body’s fascial system…

No More “Mega Pain Pills”

ENCOURAGING TOUCH: MULTI-SYMPTOM PATIENT GETS MULTIPLE RESULTS Pain Travels with an Entourage Pain is usually not a loner. It may initially manifest in one localized area, but it doesn’t stay there. Sprain your ankle and soon you have a trick knee. Strain your lower…

What is Massage?

HEALING TOUCH: A PRIMER IN MASSAGE Let’s Start with Touch The Merriam-Webster Dictionary nails it.  It defines massage as the “manipulation of tissues (as by rubbing, kneading, or tapping) with the hand or an instrument for relaxation or therapeutic purposes.”  In other words, using touch to…