|Posted on September 4, 2016 at 12:35 AM|
Massage is considered to be among the oldest of all treatments used by man. Chinese records dating back three thousand years documented its use. The ancient Hindus, Persians, and Egyptians used forms of massage for some ailments, and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems.
Today, massage is an ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 30, 2016 at 12:35 AM|
Massage therapy is a natural and instinctive method by which minor aches and pains can be soothed away while bringing relief from muscle tension and fatigue. Although massage is not a magic cure-all, it is safe and beneficial for everyone from infants to the elderly, except when there are certain contraindications.
The effects of massage differ from one client to another depending on ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 6, 2016 at 5:35 PM|
Athletic massage, also called sports massage, is the application of massage techniques that combine sound anatomical and physiological knowledge, and understanding of strength training and conditioning, and specific massage skills to enhance athletic performance. Sports massage enables athletes to attain their highest potential buy accelerating the body's natural restora...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 28, 2016 at 11:10 AM|
The normal body temperature is 98.6*F. Physiologically, the body strives to maintain this temperature.When heat or cold is applied to the body, certain physiological changes occur. The nature and extent of those changes depend on the temperature an...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 15, 2016 at 11:25 AM|
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During pregnancy woman's body experiences many changes to accommodate for the gestation and delivery of the baby.The changes are both physical and hormonal. Physical changes include an enlarging abdomen and breasts and weight gain. Strain is increased on the lower back, hips, and...
|Posted on April 10, 2016 at 12:40 AM|
There are a variety of different styles, types and techniques of massage utilized by massage therapists. We've provided a description of some of the more popular and well known types of massage being used today.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tis...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 6, 2016 at 11:20 AM|
Research supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) showed that sixty minute sessions of Swedish massage once a week for those with osteoarthritis of the knee significantly reduced their pain. Each massage therapy session followed a specific protocol, including the nature of massage strokes. This is the latest published research study indicating the b...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 19, 2016 at 1:40 PM|
To prevent hip fracture there are three methods: 1) falls prevention, 2) treatment of osteoporosis and 3) hip protectors.
The improvement of the osteoporosis of the proximal hip demands nutrition involved medication and mechanical stress. Unipedal standing captures the 2.75 times weight load to the femoral head. Unipedal standing ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 18, 2016 at 9:30 AM|
Shoulder pain is a common problem.
The shoulder muscles are often strained during weightlifting, bowling, golf, and other sports or in repetitive work practices that causes the muscles to be held tight and tense for long periods.
Shoulder pain can stem from one or more of the following causes:
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|Posted on February 17, 2016 at 9:10 AM|
The best way to treat an injury is to prevent it.
Occupational overuse syndrome is an umbrella term for a range of conditions which cause discomfort or persistent pain in muscles, joints, tendons, nerves and soft tissues. These conditions develop as the result of a numb...
|Posted on February 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM|
Research released in July 2011 expanded on previous studies demonstrating the effectiveness of massage therapy for chronic low back pain. Researchers found that “patients receiving massage were twice as likely as those receiving usual care to report significant improvements in both their pain and function”. The study was conducted over 10 weeks through Group Health Res...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 16, 2016 at 8:55 AM|
Behavior change is a great treatment for lower-extremity osteoarthritis.
Arthritis Care & Research- October 2006 ( from USnews and world report): Staying active Helps Arthritis
“Researchers followed osteoarthritis patients preparing for surgery to replace either a knee or hip joint. Some were put on a six-week fit...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 13, 2016 at 2:55 PM|
Chronic illness is defined as a disease, injury, or syndrome that shows little change or slow progression.Dealing with chronic illness is difficult for the person who has it and for the massage therapist. In many situations little can be done except to make day-to-day living with the illness more tolerable. Healing is an option in some situations, but even then total...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 13, 2016 at 2:20 PM|
Inflammation of the sciatic nerve, or sciatica, is often experienced as a dull pain and tenderness in the buttock region with sharper radiating pain or numbness down the leg. The pain is felt along the path of the sciatic nerve. As inflammation increases, motor function may be affected , with the knee becoming “rubbery” or unstable. Branches of the sciatic ne...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 12, 2016 at 7:40 PM|
Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome characterized by generalized pain, joint rigidity, intense fatigue, sleep alterations, headache, spastic colon, craniomandibular dysfunction, anxiety, and depression. This study demonstrated that massage-myofascial release techniques improved pain and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.
The study found reductions in s...Read Full Post »