Good Spots

Since 2010: Massage, health, fitness, nutrition, and well-being

Good Spots® is a social network of people interested in health and diet, massage and exercise, posture, and well-being.



Good Spots is a community of people seeking physical and mental well-being, for themselves and others. Massage is an area of particular interest to our members, who are invited to share their experiences, tips, ideas, and questions in blog posts and comments, and to share photos and videos.

Well-being springs in part from tending to one's body. Health is promoted by good nutrition and "just right" exercise--not too much, not too little. Giving and receiving attentive touch, such as massage, promotes well-being and reduces physical and mental pain.

Good Spots is a community of communities devoted to these ideals and practices. Often these topics overlap, such as in this member's post about how mental well-being (fighting depression) is enhanced through nutrition, sleep and exercise, and organized emotional support.

Note: Front-page content is available to the public, but other content is only available to members--in part because spam and other forms of abuse are common in public online communities.

Good Spots® is a registered trademark of Good Spots LLC, a Washington limited liability corporation.



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Using massage to improve posture

Started by Kirstin Wemblue Oct 24, 2016.

Massage tips for low-back pain 1 Reply

Started by Karan Strange. Last reply by Karan Strange Oct 24, 2016.

Finding a community that shares your pain

Started by Karan Strange Oct 24, 2016.

Overcoming the desire to eat needlessly

Started by Peter Mark Oct 24, 2016.


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Blog Posts

Resonant Emotions

One of the most exciting recent events in the field of neuroscience has been the discovery of Mirror neurons. Here’s an excerpt from a recent article in the New York Times:

On a hot summer day 15 years ago in Parma, Italy, a monkey sat in a special laboratory chair waiting for researchers to return from lunch. Thin wires had been implanted in the region of its brain involved in planning and carrying out movements.

Every time the monkey grasped and moved an object,…


Posted by James C Strange on October 24, 2016 at 4:06pm

Goldilocks Theory

Everyone knows the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story. The lesson is pretty clear. Avoid the too hot or too cold soup. Pick the just right one. Beds and chairs, as well, should be chosen for their optimal comfort. What we are not told, enough, is that this is a lesson to be extrapolated to all parts of our lives.

If you know – or are – an excellent pedagogue, you know that the goal is to teach at the learning edge of a brain’s ability to adapt. Too much…


Posted by James C Strange on October 24, 2016 at 4:13pm — 1 Comment

Knee Ligaments

Posted by James C Strange on October 24, 2016 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Falls Represent a Deadly Public Health Problem

United Nations: Falls Represent a Deadly Public Health Problem, UN Warns

M2 Communications


Falls are a major public health problem across the world with an estimated 424,000 fatalities occurring each year, making it the second leading cause of unintentional injury and death after road…


Posted by James C Strange on September 8, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment



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