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I thought some of you might use these.

From the US FDA's recall mailing list:

Chattem Issues URGENT Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Icy Hot Heat Therapy Products (Feb. 8)
Sat, 9 Feb 2008 10:51:00 -0600

Chattem, Inc. announced that it is initiating a voluntary Nationwide recall of its Icy Hot Heat Therapy products, including consumer samples that were included on a limited promotional basis in cartons of its 3 oz. Aspercreme product. Chattem is recalling these products because it has received some consumer reports of first, second and third degree burns as well as skin irritation resulting from consumer use or possible misuse of these products.

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I just graduated from a massage school in Minnesota and I was wondering if there are any of you that practice in this state. I'm interested in your experiences with starting out: hopes, dreams, fears, etc.

Also I'm considering moving to California but I heard the job market for massage therapists is slim and you are treated more like a criminal that a professional. Any comments would be very appreciated.

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I am new to the Massage Therapy neighborhood, so I apologize if you see this same post in other communities.
I only practice part time, maybe 6-10 massages a week, while I have my "regular" job. But I have been having some arm and hand pain.

In the arm that hurts is the: pronater teres, brachio-radialis, flexor carpi ulnaris, supinator, flexor pollicis longus.

In the hand what hurts is the: abductor pollicis brevis, palmaris longus tendon, adductor pollicis trans, flexor pollicis brevis, extensor digitorum communis tendon (on the pointer and middle finger), abductor digiti quinti.

I have been massaging them myself, and doing hand and arm stretches, but I am still having pain. Could it be something else? Is there anything that you do to keep from hurting and if so would you mind sharing?


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