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Massage Therapy

Access pain relief without medication

Posted March 3, 2014

It is conceivable that massage can provide effective relief from low back pain. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests it might indeed alleviate back pain better than traditional approached such as medication, exercise and bed rest. Is this possible and how long does the pain relief last?

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Massage therapy benefits for cancer patients

Posted February 27, 2014

The National Cancer Institute has found that half of their cancer centers are offering massage as part of their cancer treatments. This is great news for those who are receiving treatments that are often harsh and grueling. But does it really help and is there a downside?

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The surprising benefits of gentle Swedish massage

Posted February 26, 2014

The benefits of massage are many. It relaxes your mind as well as improves circulation. It also increases flexibility, removes toxins and relieves muscle pain. But did you know it can change your chemistry? Research indicates that massage goes way past the outcome of relaxation. It has gone from Day Spa pampering to mainstream medical care.

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Obtaining pain relief through myofascial release

Posted December 24, 2013

The purpose of myofascial release is to provide sustained gentle pressure to cause soft tissue such as fascia to stretch and elongate thus returning to its normal state without restrictions. This is different type of release and is different from massage. It is a targeted treatment for specific a myofascial condition.

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Short- and long-term effects of tactile massage on salivary cortisol concentrations in Parkinson’s disease: a randomised controlled pilot study

Posted December 13, 2013

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder with limited knowledge about the normal function and effects of non-pharmacological therapies on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The aim of the study was to analyse the basal diurnal and total secretion of salivary cortisol in short- and long-term aspects of tactile massage (TM).

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Benefits of massage

Posted November 22, 2013

Massage to the whole body or to any part can be a very relaxing experience. If you experience it once, you are sure to feel the need to have it regularly and will soon begin to enjoy its health benefits also.

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Benefits of Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients

Posted August 28, 2013

Cancer patients go through a lot of physical, psychological and emotional trauma which sometimes gets unmanageable. But recent medical research has proved that along with chemotherapy even massage therapy has many benefits for the cancer patients. While medication and chemo sessions help in internal treatment massage therapy provides a holistic way of enhancing the benefits of other forms of treatment. Massage therapy offers both short term as well as long term benefits to cancer patients.

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Enhance Performance With Massage and Moderate Exercises

Posted August 25, 2013

After a heavy and rigorous exercise, people usually feel muscular pains and aches. According to the scientists one can get prompt relief in such pains by moderate massage. Lars Anderson, the lead author of the study and a professor at the Copenhagen National Research Center for the Working Environment said that massage is a good method to get rid of common body aches.

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A randomised controlled trial of the use of aromatherapy and hand massage to reduce disruptive behaviour in people with dementia

Posted July 10, 2013

Aromatherapy and hand massage therapies have been reported to have some benefit for people with dementia who display behavioural symptoms; however there are a number of limitations of reported studies. The aim is to investigate the effect of aromatherapy (3% lavender oil spray) with and without hand massage on disruptive behaviour in people with dementia living in long-term care.

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7 Types of Massage How They Can Improve Your Health

Posted June 13, 2013

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent running errands all day, a 9-to-5 warrior pushing numbers at a desk, or a shift-worker who stands on your feet for ten hours a day, you probably feel like you need a massage. And guess what? Massage therapy could actually significantly improve your overall health in myriad ways!

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