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In the United States, massage therapy is generally considered a luxury. But the truth is, massage can be used for much more than just relaxation, its health benefits are numerous. Massage therapy can relieve pain, increase energy, improve sleep, encourage healthy digestion and more.
Migraine headaches are a bit of mystery to the medical world. This ailment tends to be poorly understood and frequently undiagnosed and under-treated. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, this neurological disease affects nearly 39 million Americans. Migraines are characterized by severe, throbbing pain usually found on only one side of the head. Migraine headaches can also be
There are four main types of headache: tension, cluster, sinus and migraine. And, there are varying triggers for these headaches, such as food, stress, hormones, dehydration and weather. Fortunately, eliminating the triggers and finding natural ways to prevent and help an ongoing headache are possible.
Hot stone massage is a healing therapy used for centuries thought to have originated in China. According to records, hot stone massage was used as a spiritual healing ritual to cure illnesses. In modern society, hot stone massage is most commonly used to relieve stress and stimulate blood flow.
Massage therapy has been around for centuries. The ancient texts of many languages, including Chinese, Indian, Greek and Egyptian mention it. While the exact roots of massage therapy are unknown, it is known that getting regular massages is beneficial for the recipients. Massage can treat everything from aches and pains, digestive issues, insomnia and more.
In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine.
The American Massage Therapy Association took a survey recently to find out why people get massage. What they found was 72 percent of those surveyed claim their primary reason for receiving a massage was because it was medically advised, or to relieve stress. And the growing research behind massage supports this therapy. Is indeed has numerous health benefits. Depending on
As summer unwinds and fall begins, it’s time for us to allow our bodies to do the same.
Typically, summer is the most active of all seasons. The kids are out of school, vacations are aplenty, the weather is consistently nice and we participate in a slew of outdoor activities we normally don’t throughout the rest of the year.
Myofascial release is a great way to restore motion to the body. This massage technique works on relieving pain and restoring range of motion to your body, by gently massaging the body’s myofascial connective tissues.
It’s a no-brainer, you’ll have some questions before you come in for your first massage therapy appointment. Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
In fact, most people have a ton of questions before they receive their first massage therapy session. We’re going to take a look at 7 of the most frequently asked questions about massage.