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12 Surprising Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

12 Surprising Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

PUBLISHED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST Sure, lying in a tranquil room in a relaxed atmosphere on a massage table with the lights dimmed, candles lit in the background and the essence of lavender piercing through the warm air sounds like the perfect way to end the day on a good note, however, the purpose of massages is not just for relaxation.  It carries many medicinal benefits too. The practice of using touch as a healing method derives from customs and techniques rooted in ancient history. Eastern and Western Civilizations found that massages could heal injuries, relieve pain, reduce stress, prevent and cure illnesses. Massages can even promote the release of the built-up toxins in your body causing numerous health problems. Below are the top 12 medicinal benefits of...

A Little More About Shiatsu Massage

A Little More About Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is Japanese bodywork that is based on the theoretical framework of Chinese medicine. All the techniques of shiatsu massage include a lot of finger work. Massage is given through fingers, palms, thumbs, and feet. There is stretching, mobilization, and manipulation of joints involved as well. All the diagnosis about a patient is made through the pulse and palpation. The shiatsu practitioner has to gain complete knowledge about this science to ensure that the pressure is exerted at the right places, in the right amount. The practitioner has to be careful while massaging sensitive areas of the body, so they are harmed. The theory behind this amazing massage technique is that the human body is made up of energy; if the energy channels get blocked, it...

Remedial Massage Therapy

Get in Touch with The Key Benefits of Remedial Massage

Most of us crave a nice, relaxing massage after a long and stressful week. However, remedial massages, as the name suggests, are performed to treat a certain situation. Remedial massage helps in reducing or even eliminating certain kinds of conditions. These can be aches and pains in certain specific areas or can help in the reduction of stress and anxiety. The therapy can also be used for the treatment of chronic conditions dealing with muscle soreness, and even help with sleep issues. Reasons Why Remedial Massage Is So Effective: If you are seeking the kind of benefits you can enjoy from remedial massage, here are some of the top benefits that you should know about! Correcting Specific Issues of An Individual’s Body When you opt for massage treatments...

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Massage As Medicine (The holistic way to fight chronic pain)

By Kirstin Fawcett For more than a decade, Bill Cook has gotten a weekly massage. He isn’t a professional athlete. He didn’t receive a lifetime gift certificate to a spa. Nor is the procedure a mere indulgence, he says – it’s medicinal. In 2002, Cook – a 58-year-old resident of Hudson, Wisconsin, who once worked in marketing – was diagnosed with a rare illness. He had cardiac sarcoidosis, a condition in which clusters of white blood cells coagulate together and react against a foreign substance in the body, scarring the heart in the process. The disease damaged his heart so badly it went into failure. The doctors said there was nothing they could do, and Cook’s name was put on an organ transplant waiting list. The wait stretched on...