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Yoga MatsThe Ultimate List Of Body Massage Treatments To Try

Massages may seem like a modern way to treat yourself and relieve stress, but they’ve been used for centuries. Each country has its version, with other types slipped in between. You can get a massage that is gentle and involves aromatherapy or others that involve elbows or feet digging deep into the muscles.

The type of massage you need will depend on the goals you have at the end. It will depend on the things you want to get out of your massage. Do you want something that is good for deep tissue relaxation or is you after a more sensual with mental benefits?

It’s possible to get massages specifically for pain relief. Others can help you overcome ailments, relieve symptoms, or heal injuries.

Just because your friend believes one type of massage is better, doesn’t mean that it will work for you. Here’s a look at all the types of massages you could try, with their benefits explained.

The Most Common Swedish Massage

There are high chances that you’ve heard of people get a Swedish massage. Phoebe from Friends often performed this type of massage and had plenty of clients visit to receive the benefits.

Swedish massages are therapeutic. They involve long and soft strokes that knead gently into the muscles. Between the strokes, there are tapping, rhythmic ones to help the upper layers of the muscles. Together the strokes will help to improve joint movement, relieve tension, and energize the body. There are also studies that show individuals receive help after suffering an injury. Read More

 

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Body Massage Treatments

MassageThe Ultimate List Of Body Massage Treatments
To Try

Massages may seem like a modern way to treat yourself and relieve stress, but they’ve been used for centuries. Each country has its version, with other types slipped in between. You can get a massage that is gentle and involves aromatherapy or others that involve elbows or feet digging deep into the muscles.

The type of massage you need will depend on the goals you have at the end. It will depend on the things you want to get out of your massage. Do you want something that is good for deep tissue relaxation or is you after a more sensual with mental benefits?

It’s possible to get massages specifically for pain relief. Others can help you overcome ailments, relieve symptoms, or heal injuries.

Just because your friend believes one type of massage is better, doesn’t mean that it will work for you. Here’s a look at all the types of massages you could try, with their benefits explained.

The Most Common Swedish Massage

There are high chances that you’ve heard of people get a Swedish massage. Phoebe from Friends often performed this type of massage and had plenty of clients visit to receive the benefits.

Swedish massages are therapeutic. They involve long and soft strokes that knead gently into the muscles. Between the strokes, there are tapping, rhythmic ones to help the upper layers of the muscles. Together the strokes will help to improve joint movement, relieve tension, and energize the body. There are also studies that show individuals receive help after suffering an injury.
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Therapeutic Massage

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Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. Light to firm touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and impart a sense of calm. Therapeutic massage can be used as a collaborative, supportive addition to conventional medical treatment of illness and injury, alleviating pain and stress, aiding soft tissue healing, and revitalizing the body. Also, regular massage can enhance health, providing relaxation, release of muscle tightness, relief from anxiety and tensions, and balancing aspects of body/mind/spirit.

Therapeutic Massage Techniques

Swedish Massage: Flowing, kneading, and passive joint movement techniques. Promotes release of tensions and general relaxation. Stimulates nerve endings in the skin and connective tissue, increasing blood and lymph circulation.

Deep Tissue Massage: Work done deep within the muscles and connective tissue. Slow strokes and deep finger pressure work to release contracted areas of muscles and surrounding tissue. Read More

 

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Massage

Stress Relief 17 – Massage

“Used to think massage therapy was an indulgence, but it is not. Since the time of Hippocrates, useful adjunct to medical care. Effective way to manage stress. Research shows – lowers blood pressure and relieves anxiety. Excellent results when parents provide massage for children. Massage therapist should accept feedback, have training in different techniques. Regular course of massage is best way. Benefits accrue over time. Committing to time for yourself to receive human touch in healing manner.” – H + H Editor

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Knee Pain

Pain7 All-Natural Solutions For Knee Pain

Get this: The average American walks an impressive 75,000 miles by the age of 50. All that time on our feet is good for our heart and health. Yet over time, all that walking can lead to wear and tear on the knees, especially for people who are overweight. In fact, carrying just 10 extra pounds creates 40 pounds of additional pressure on the knees—and the more a person weighs, the higher that pressure. Considering the number of steps we’re taking, it’s easy to see how knees are especially vulnerable.

That may be why the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons reports that knee pain is on the rise, prompting a whopping 18 million physician visits each year. “The knee is one of the most used joints in the body—and it’s also one of the most fragile,” says Rick Olderman, a sports and orthopedic physical therapist in Denver, CO. Of course, giving up activity isn’t the answer. If you suffer from knee pain and you’re looking for remedies to ease your discomfort, consider these well-tested natural solutions.

1. Get A Massage 

When your knee pain is nagging you, there’s a good chance a deep, therapeutic massage by an experienced practitioner will help immediately, says Olderman. “There is actually only one muscle that controls the knee—the popliteus—which helps regulate rotation and extension of the knee joint,” says Olderman. “When that little popliteus starts ‘complaining,’ having a physical therapist or a knowledgeable massage therapist work on this muscle can do wonders to relieve knee pain almost instantly.” Read More

 

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