Category: Health Conditions

Jan 17

Thai Massage Boosts Immune Systems

Thai yoga massage, also simply called Thai massage, is a 2,500-year-old Ayurvedic-based body science developed and popularized by Buddha’s doctor, Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha. A trained Thai Yoga massage therapist stretches a person with specific, assisted yoga poses. The philosophy behind Thai yoga massage techniques focuses on energy points called “sen.” As the Thai massage therapist …

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Jan 16

Hot Stone Massage Useful in Promoting Health and Wellness

Hot stone massage is an age-old healing therapy with history dating back to ancient Egyptians. The Native American culture has long used hot stones during “sweat lodge” ceremonies as a way to facilitate cleansing both the physical body and spirit. In Hawaii, hot molten lava rocks called pohaku are used. A type of hot stone …

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Nov 18

Aromatherapy Massage Relieving Pain and Depression

Essential oils and massage have been used for thousands of years to not only bring relaxation and calmness to people but to also help in promoting wellness and quality of life. Let’s find out some information about the essential oils that were used in the following study along with some information on massage. Aromatherapy massage is the use of …

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Nov 16

Trouble Sleeping Try a Back Massage

Back massage means only the back is worked on. This technique appeals to people who just do not have the time for a full body massage. The treatment is designed to relax and ease tension in the back where muscle problems most often occur. The history of massage dates back thousands of years to ancient …

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Jan 18

Swedish Massage Improves the Immune System

Massage therapy can help strengthen us physically, improve our mood, lift our spirit and cleanse our body. It can also help in maintaining and improving our immune system. What is a Swedish massage? A Swedish massage session is performed with the client lying on a massage table while the therapist stands above them and manipulates …

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Jan 12

Massage and Yoga Beneficial for Pregnant Women in Reducing Depression

Massage therapy for pregnancy and labor is not new. Many cultures throughout the world have traditionally incorporated massage into the birthing process. Benefits of Pregnancy Massage Therapy:  Decreases depression Alleviates anxiety Lowers leg and back pain Cortisol (stress hormone) levels decrease so excessive fetal activity also decreases Lowers rate of prematurity and low birth weight Decreases …

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Nov 27

Aromatherapy Massage for Uplifting Mood

Aromatherapy massage combines the physical and emotional effects of gentle massage with the psychotherapeutic properties of essential oils. It stimulates the body’s lymphatic and circulatory systems and improves the supply of nutrients to the body tissues and aids in the elimination of toxins. The purpose of an aromatherapy massage is not so much to physically …

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Oct 27

Trigger Point Massage Effective for Eliminating Headaches

Trigger point massage therapy, is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger points are painful when pressure is applied causing stiff joints and limited range of motion, and have a special property called referred pain. …

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Sep 05

Trouble Sleeping? Get a Massage

  Quality of sleep is very important for health and wellness. Let’s see how various massage techniques can help us with getting some quality sleep. Aromatherapy Massage Aromatherapy massage combines the physical and emotional effects of gentle massage with the psychotherapeutic properties of essential oils. One of the most common essential oils used in aromatherapy …

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Jul 13

Massage Techniques to Reduce Stress

    These techniques have been scientifically proven to work! Foot Reflexology Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly by the application of pressure can …

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