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Massage Techniques for Healing and Health by Amy H. Posted Thu 05 Mar 2009 5:47am At its best, massage can do much more than feel good–it can lead to healing, increasing circulation, lifting your energy, breaking up scar tissue, and making you healthier overall.   Before you find a therapist, research the styles they perform and decide which is right for you.  Since everyone has different levels of comfort in relation to to ... Read on »
Massage Techniques by JasminFlower Posted Mon 20 Oct 2008 12:36pm Massage therapy is a natural therapeutic technique of soft-tissue manipulation with the hands. Gosh! Doesn't sound as good as it feels! Massage therapy is a technique intended to relieve muscle tension, fatigue, and stress. It also improves circulation and allows the tissues to return to their natural functions. Massage therapy has an ef ... Read on »
Shoulder and Neck Tension: Massage Techniques by HealthAtWork .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm MARY FISCHER, MS, PT: Today, we're going to talk about shoulder and neck tension. I know you're all familiar with it. It's this area right here of your upper trapezius, the back of your neck that gets really stressed out and that's where we carry our stress. Especially at work, when we're in a bad posture, when we're on a deadline, and by the end o ... Read on »
Why massage techniques to remove adhesions are all rubbish by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 28 Jun 2012 11:05pm Deep tissue massage therapy ( the Wurm  technique) to break soft tissue adhesions has been aggressively marketed under different names ( for example , clear passage therapy ). They claim  that as a result of applying deep pressure through the abdominal wall, it’s possible for the therapist to selectively remove the patient's adhesions , thus a ... Read on »
Self-massage techniques for health by Vanessa S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 17 Aug 2009 10:22pm Two weeks back I wrote about the benefits of massage for health. You may know that my (professional) introduction to the holistic health field was as a Massage Therapist. I was reintroduced to massage recently when I started working with an Ayurvedic practitioner. One of my assignments was to do a self- Abhyanga. Read on to try that one out for y ... Read on »
Baby Massage Techniques That Helps To Ease Baby Colic by just 4 families Patient Expert Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 11:26pm by Mary Roadings Most babies have baby colic during their first year. It is something common to many toddlers, however doctors still can't pinpoint what is the actual cause. They do agree though that many times an upset stomach can often lead to colic, which makes the baby feel bloated as gas is gathered in the intestines. This gas needs to ... Read on »
HOME MASSAGE TECHNIQUE FOR SLEEPLESSNESS... by Barmac Posted Wed 30 May 2012 5:37pm SLEEPLESSNESS/INSOMNIA Massage with your thumbs the dips below and slightly in front of the inner ankle while using your index fingers to massage the same spot on the outer ankle bone for a minute or so, this should calm you down. Read on »
HOME MASSAGE TECHNIQUES FOR FATIGUE... by Barmac Posted Tue 19 Jun 2012 2:36pm Using your thumbs or index finger steadily press onto the outer sides of the calves about one finger width from the shin and about four finger widths below the knee. Press these points for a minute or so, beginning gently and gradually harder and repeat as needed. Read on »
Winter Weather Causing You Pain? Simple At-Home Massage Techniques Can Keep Bodies Feeling Strong All Winter Long by Lauren R. Posted Wed 03 Feb 2010 9:55am Washington DC- With a season of record-breaking snowfalls and seven weeks of winter to go, Washingtonians have become all too familiar with the icy sidewalks, the sore muscles, and the coughs and colds that come along with winter weather. But for those feeling the effects of a recent fall or tighter joints due to a lack of exercise, therapeutic m ... Read on »
MASSAGE FOR STRESS REDUCTION Str... by Rev. Dr. Richard B. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:54pm MASSAGE FOR STRESS REDUCTION Stress results in tense neck and shoulder muscles, leading to stiffness, headaches and more stress. Massage helps to relax the mind, body and spirit, providing time and space for self, and a feeling of peace, calm and well-being. It allows the nervous system to normalize itself, and may reduce many stress-related ... Read on »