Category: Stress

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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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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Jan 04

Trigger Point Massage Therapy Lowers Blood Pressure While Reducing Stress

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, causes stiff joints and limited range of motion, and have a special property called referred pain. …

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Oct 21

Foot Reflexology Works Wonders

Reflexology is a type of massage that uses subtle pressure on specific muscle areas of the foot, hand or ear that correspond to areas of the body and/or organs releasing blocked energy. This enables the energy to flow freely throughout the body, allowing it to heal itself and ensure well-being. It also stimulates blood flow …

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Jan 31

Complementary Therapies are Best Suited for Which Medical Conditions

Massage Massage is a “hands on” treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in …

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Jan 07

Reiki Therapy Effective for Symptom Management in Cancer Patients

Reiki practice dates back to a dedicated spiritual aspirant, Mikao Usui, in Japan in the 1920s. As brought to the United States from Japan in 1938, Reiki includes various levels of training, each involving a unique scope of practice. Students can learn First Degree (healing through light touch) and Second Degree (distant healing) in group …

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Jan 01

Chair Massage Decreases Stress and Increases Alertness

Chair massage was originally developed by David Palmer, who in 1986 was the first to create a specially designed massage chair that could be taken to on-site massage sessions. Since its development massage chairs have been popping up all over the market and have expanded into the workplace, health food stores, store fronts, health fairs, …

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