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MASSAGE THERAPY & CANCER PATIENTS

A diagnosis of cancer is a frightening revelation to the patient, their family and friends. Cancer is a collective term for many conditions that present with malignant changes in certain body cells. Naturally cells are biologically programmed to die after a given period of time. With cancer this normal cell death (apoptosis) doesn’t happen. Cells undergo changes that make them replicate other abnormal cells. This can affect any part of the body including blood cells. As the condition progresses it…

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MASSAGE THERAPY AND SLEEP DISORDERS – INSOMNIA

Insomnia is the persistent difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. The problem affects millions of people around the world. In the U.S alone, 50-70 million Americans suffer from this problem. The main symptoms include: Chronic fatigue Low energy Poor focusing Emotional issues including mood disturbance and depression Reduced immunity Decreased productivity at work, home or school Chronic insomnia can increase the risk of serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and even cancer. Overall, studies indicate that…

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MASSAGE THERAPY & DIABETES

    Diabetes is a disease that affects glucose metabolism in the body. In this condition, sugar in the blood is not well regulated which usually lead to very high levels. This can happen because either there is no insulin produced in the pancreas; or the amount produced is inadequate or maybe the insulin produced is not effective (insulin resistance). Persistent high blood sugar leads to many complications that include impaired circulation to various parts of the body and neurological…

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MASSAGE AND CHRONIC PAIN OF FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia is one of the conditions that lead to chronic pain. It is a disease that is thought to be due to the body’s immune system going out of balance and acting on the body tissues instead of protecting them. The disease is characterized by widespread muscles and connective tissues pain as well as other symptoms affecting different parts of the body and systems. There is chronic lethargy and general poor health. The symptoms of fibromyalgia can be mistaken for…

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WHY SHOULD WE RECEIVE LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE TREATMENT

The lymphatic drainage system is as important as the circulation system. This is the system tasked with removing toxins and other wastes that results from the body’s immune system fight against microorganisms and other types of invaders. When this system is not working optimally, lymph accumulates in the body leading to varying degrees of lymph edema. This can be due to an acquired or inborn disorder. If not managed in time, lymph edema can lead to health problems that include:…

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THE SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF MASSAGE FOR FITNESS ATHELETES

Want to recover faster from your workouts? Dealing with muscle soreness or back pain? If so, get a massage! This form of therapy is a staple in any athlete’s training plan. Regular massages can speed up recovery, boost physical performance, and increase joint flexibility. Whether you’re a bodybuilder, a runner, or a fitness model, you can benefit from massage. How Effective Is Massage Therapy? The world’s best athletes have their own massage therapists for a good reason. An overwhelming number…

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DEEP MASSAGE DEEP SLEEP!

  What is deep tissue massage? This is one of the many types of massages offered by trained therapists. The main difference with other types of massage is that here the aim is to reach the fibers of individual muscles deep down.  This is particularly important in parts of the body with big and thick muscles. A series of pressing and rubbing helps the muscles to achieve several things. These includes: Release of accumulated muscle tension Improves circulation Enhances tissue…

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PHYSIO-STYLE MASSAGE, MORE THAN A SIMPLE MASSAGE

Physio-style massage Physiotherapy is associated with medical professionals who are trained in rehabilitative techniques aimed at restoring functions after injury or other problems that affect muscles, bones and other connective tissues. Physiotherapists are also useful in dealing with some congenital posture and mobility issues. The techniques applied by physiotherapists closely resemble massage techniques offered as an alternative medicine procedure for personal healthcare. While physiotherapy focuses on a specific condition and aims at restoring function at the particular problem area, massage…

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