Can you get a massage after shoulder surgery?

The quick answer to this is yes! However, there are a number of factors to consider.

1. Timeline: You have to know timeline of tissue healing after surgery. Typically in this situation, you must check with your doctor or physical therapist to make sure it wouldn’t interfere with the tissue healing process. Now, if you are going for a general massage, you should just let your massage therapist know about the surgery, but otherwise you should ok as long as they don’t work on it specifically.

2. Qualifications: Now if you are going to have your massage therapist specifically work on the surgically repaired area, you must check thier background and credentials in working with patients like this. The average massage therapist does not have the knowledge base to help and can possible complicate the healing process. Working with Rotator Cuff repairs is a delicate process for both the PT and the massage therapist. This union of both professions can help mitigate the pain and increase range of motion faster.

The long story short is if you have a qualified massage therapist, you should progress really well. If you don’t, it could set you back a couple more months.

Contact us for more information: 682-200-9817 or email us at nh@hadlcenter.com


Happy 4th! and also Happy Birthday to us!

A note from the Owner:

July 1st marks our second full year around the sun! Thank you all so much for helping us continue business as usual through these interesting times. I hope that we have helped you in some way and if we have not, please let know. It only helps us get better. Nh@hadlcenter.com

Thank You from the Owner:

I want show our gratitude for all of you that have come in to see our therapists over the last 2 years. I hope you have not blocked us on clinicsence but here is the deal.

I initially gave my services away for free many years ago when I started my business in 2003. I did this to help people understand that regular massages or stretching can have a big impact on how you feel on a daily basis. As keeping with that tradition, We are giving away 10 free 1 hour sessions to the first 10 people that respond to this email. NH@hadlcenter.com All you have to email us is “I want my free session!” I will personally email the first 10 people that respond and tell you how to schedule your free session. Note: These sessions are only for services provided by Ashley or Kathy( when she returns). Have a wonderful 4th of July!



Stitch in the side- Hadl Massage

If you are a runner, you may have mouthed this phrase to someone as you hold your ribs. This is probably the most common issue for beginning runners. I’ll make this short and sweet.

Quick back ground: First– What you are feeling is muscle spasm in your Diaphragm. The muscle depicted below, inside the rib cage.

Second: It tells me that you are not engaging it while you are running. This actually means you are not breathing properly as you move.

How to solve the stitch in your side?

The easy solution is to come in here and have us JAM our fingers underneath your rib cage to release your muscle spasm. This will take 4 minutes, but it’s very painful and there is a simpler way to deal with it.

Breath: Yes it is that simple. Breathing correctly will make the biggest difference.

  • learn to breathe through your nose while you run. This will force your diaphragm to work while you are running. Keep the mouth shut and you will feel what im talking about.
  • Breathing to stretch the Diaphragm is simple. Breathe in (through your Nose) for a count of 7. Really try to expand that rib cage as your breathe in. Hold the breath for a 7 count. Again really try to stretch those ribs. Now, breathe out for 8 count. Repeat 5-10 times for maximum stretch.

This breathing technique will also help you relax if you have anxiety or stress. Test it out and let us know how you do. NH@hadlcenter.com. Or if you want us to poke at it, you can schedule a session at www.hadlcenter.com

With Father’s day coming up you can also give him the gift of a full body stretch or back pain massage.


Magnesium for Muscle Recovery


Magnesium, an abundant mineral in the body, is naturally present in many foods, added to other food products, available as a dietary supplement, and present in some medicines (such as antacids and laxatives). 

Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm.

Below you will find the RDA for eating or taking Magnesium.

Birth to 6 months30 mg*30 mg*
7–12 months75 mg*75 mg*
1–3 years80 mg80 mg
4–8 years130 mg130 mg
9–13 years240 mg240 mg
14–18 years410 mg360 mg400 mg360 mg
19–30 years400 mg310 mg350 mg310 mg
31–50 years420 mg320 mg360 mg320 mg
51+ years420 mg320 mg

*Adequate Intake (AI)


Researchers studying marathon runners found magnesium to be the most highly depleted electrolyte in athletes, followed by potassium.

Magnesium, for athletes especially, is a vital mineral required for the mechanism of muscle relaxation to occur.

With a lack of magnesium, our muscles would remain in a permanent state of contraction, which is why this mineral is a particularly important consideration for athletes and the fitness community. The combined factors of stresses placed upon the muscles and the natural loss of electrolytes during exercise means that the replenishment of magnesium for muscles and their recovery is crucial.

Aside from supplements, here are a list of food to better help your muscle relax better.

Approximately 30% to 40% of the dietary magnesium consumed is typically absorbed by the body [2,9].

(mg) per
Pumpkin seeds, roasted, 1 ounce15637
Chia seeds, 1 ounce11126
Almonds, dry roasted, 1 ounce8019
Spinach, boiled, ½ cup7819
Cashews, dry roasted, 1 ounce7418
Peanuts, oil roasted, ¼ cup6315
Cereal, shredded wheat, 2 large biscuits6115
Soymilk, plain or vanilla, 1 cup6115
Black beans, cooked, ½ cup6014
Edamame, shelled, cooked, ½ cup5012
Peanut butter, smooth, 2 tablespoons4912
Potato, baked with skin, 3.5 ounces4310
Rice, brown, cooked, ½ cup4210
Yogurt, plain, low fat, 8 ounces4210
Breakfast cereals, fortified with 10% of the DV for magnesium, 1 serving4210
Oatmeal, instant, 1 packet369
Kidney beans, canned, ½ cup358
Banana, 1 medium328
Salmon, Atlantic, farmed, cooked, 3 ounces266
Milk, 1 cup24–276
Halibut, cooked, 3 ounces246
Raisins, ½ cup235
Bread, whole wheat, 1 slice235
Avocado, cubed, ½ cup225
Chicken breast, roasted, 3 ounces225
Beef, ground, 90% lean, pan broiled, 3 ounces205
Broccoli, chopped and cooked, ½ cup123
Rice, white, cooked, ½ cup102
Apple, 1 medium92
Carrot, raw, 1 medium72

*DV = Daily Value. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed DVs to help consumers compare the nutrient contents of foods and dietary supplements within the context of a total diet. The DV for magnesium is 420 mg for adults and children aged 4 years and older [11]. FDA does not require food labels to list magnesium content unless magnesium has been added to the food. Foods providing 20% or more of the DV are considered to be high sources of a nutrient, but foods providing lower percentages of the DV also contribute to a healthful diet.

This is just food for thought! We are always here to help you feel better. Schedule a massage, stretch, or dry needling session today! Feel Better Faster!

Hadl Clinical Bodywork-3600 Hulen St. Suite B-1 Fort Worth 76107



A Unique Mothers day gift!

Everyone likes massages for Mother’s Day. By giving her massage, you tell her go relax, you deserve it. Why not make it memorable????

When you purchase $120 gift certificate, your loved one can use it for our patented

It is sixty minutes of pure relaxation. Try something different this year and give her something she will not forget. Call us to schedule- 682-200-9817.


We would also like to take a moment and welcome Ashley Morton to our team of therapists. She comes to us with specialized knowledge of trigger point therapy and reflexology. She will be here Monday- Friday.


Botox for Injury (muscle strain)

We are excited to announce a revolutionary treatment that I am very excited to bring to you. Our in house Sports Orthopedic expert Melanie Cobb PA. Di Valore Wellness, who for the last 10 years, has treated sports injuries with Dr. Bush, is now helping us treat sports injuries with Botox. I know it sound crazy.

It’s amazing treatment. When you strain a muscle, that muscle tightens up and stops working to protect the muscle from further damage. Some of us athletes, myself included, push though strains. The problem is that the strained muscle can not keep up with the activity and thus you risk tearing the muscle and creating a bigger problem.

How does Botox fit into this???

When the strain happens and you want to continue the training or sport, the Botox will completely shut down that muscle, reducing your risk of tearing that muscle and allowing the muscle to heal. This will allow you continue your activities.

This our commitment to provide newer and better options for sports injuries.

As always you can go to www.hadlcenter.com to get your sports recovery massage.


Don’t be a slouch!

Thoracic mobility are two words that many of you may not be familiar with but as we sit for hours on a computer, your thoracic mobility decreases and you start to look like this.

Over time, you train your muscles to essentially sustain this activity and sitting up straight becomes painful. At this point, you can no longer just sit up straight to correct it. Before we get into correcting your posture, lets talk about why you need to correct it in the first place.

Your body has a series of pathways for veins, arteries and nerves. These are essential to helping your muscles and everting else work properly. As you sit in this position, you compress all of those.

What happens as a result can be headaches, neck pain, back pain, muscle deactivation, numbness/ tingling, jaw pain, shortness of breath, etc.…. Our bodies are not designed to sit in chairs all day long. We are designed to move dynamically but if you don’t use it, you lose it.

If you get to this point, you will have to correct it with daily exercises. Here are 3 exercises to get you started: Perform each exercise 20-30 times moving from 1 to 2 to 3 then rest for 30 seconds and repeat 1 more time. After you are done, perform stretch #4 and hold for 1 minute. Do this daily and you will see results after 1 week. Each video shows proper form. Then finish

  1. Bridge ups- Essential to help strengthen the foundation of your spine.

2. Supermans

3. Thoracic Rotations

4. Chest Stretch- Elbows bent 90 degrees and the elbows contact the walls before the hands do. Squeeze the shoulder blades for a more intense stretch.

Thank you to our Model Madison. She loves family projects. Have a great day. If you need more help, please schedule a session online at www.hadlcenter.com

Check the link below for a lower body stretching routine.


New Therapist- 3 tips for spring exercise

Please help us welcome Alex Laughlin LMT to our team. He comes to us with over 18 years experience in Clinical Massage and various Stretching Techniques. Test him out today. His schedule is now live on our website or click the book now link for Direct Access.


I know it’s cold out there right now but as we hit spring and become more active, lets keep a few things in mind.

  1. Hydrate – The transition from Cold to Hot Weather is a time where we realize how little we hydrated when it was cold. As we get out there, remember to hydrate more than you have been. Why is this important? Dehydration is the most common reason for muscle strains.

2. Keep it simple- if you have taken a break from any physical activity, your body will need time to adjust to the stimulus of exercise again. Take it slow.

3. Stretch it out- More and more we are learning the invaluable benefits to a daily stretching program. Dedicating time (15 minutes)to this will increase the longevity of your joints long term.