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Progressive Muscle Relaxation by Katie G. Healthy Living Professional Progressive Muscle Relaxation helps to reduce Anxiety by stimulating the Parasympathetic Nervous... Nervous System (Fight or Flight Response). By intentionally tensing and then relaxing the muscles...
Progressive Muscle Relaxation by Katie G. Healthy Living Professional Progressive Muscle Relaxation helps to reduce Anxiety by stimulating the Parasympathetic Nervous... Nervous System (Fight or Flight Response). By intentionally tensing and then relaxing the muscles...
Vibration Massage: Relaxes the Muscles but Stimulates the Nervous System too! by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook get tight or bind up into knots is imbalance. If there is pressure on the nerves and the muscles controlled... only does it massage tight muscles, but the vibratory massage stimulates the nerves. Doing this helps balance...
Muscle relaxants for migraines by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor works by relaxing these tight muscles, but it turned out that it also works on nerve endings. Muscle... Muscle relaxants can be surprisingly effective for the prophylactic treatment of migraine...
One More Reason Why Your Muscles Get Tight by Doug K. Patient Expert . So, a tension headache is the body's response, tight muscles, to a demand and in most cases the demand is mental.... But the solution that is suggested is usually some type of relaxation or "stress relief" therapy...
The SCM Muscle in the Neck, it doesn’t Typically Cause Neck Pain, But can cause a Slew of Neck Related Problems! by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook and help relax the muscle.   Remember, the sternocliedomastoid travels from behind the ear to the top...     To start off, the SCM muscle is actually named the sternocleidomastoid muscle.   This muscle...
Muscles and Pain by Abigail S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven lower-body joint pain have tight, tense muscles in the pelvic and hip region. The pelvic floor muscles... those eye muscles to relax and release. As you do so, check in with your pelvic muscles...
St. Petersburg Acupuncture Clinic offers Acupuncture for Joint Pain, Muscle Pain, Strains, Sprains, Soft Tissue Injury, Sports I by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine , which is better for your body. A healthy muscle should be able to fully relax and contract: a tight muscle... to tight muscles and connective tissue (tendons and ligaments), or even nerve impingements...
Chiropractic Helps Muscle Tightness and Muscle Spasm by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty better. Muscle tightness and spasm is the same. Essentially the muscles are controlled by the nerves... rid of muscle spasm and tightness. The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central...
Chronic Low Back Pain| Anger| Muscle Tension by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor muscles relax and bring down the blood pressure, at least in healthy subjects. A study...-out, and hostility predicted symptom-specific muscle tension reactivity found that if anger...

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Introduction to Massage

Massage is the systematic rubbing and manipulation of tissues of the body. It is one of the oldest forms of healing therapy — there are records of massage therapy dating back to 2200 BC.

Today, there are over 80 forms of massage therapy being practiced in the U.S. Popular examples of massage styles include

Swedish massage

This involves long strokes, with kneading and friction on the muscles, and movement of the joints to improve flexibility.

Deep tissue massage

This involves patterns of strokes and deep finger pressure on parts of the body where musckes are tight, focusing on the deeper layers under the skin.

Trigger point massage

This involves deeper, more focused pressure on a set of trigger points — those areas of skin overlying "knots" in the muscles that are painful when pressed. (Pressure may also cause pain referred elsewhere). They are also called myofascial trigger points,

Shiatsu massage

This involves rhythmic and varying pressure from the fingers on parts of the body that are designed to influence the "qi" or vital energy of the body (see acupuncture for a discussion of the Chinese principle of qi, meridians, and pressure points)

Massage treatments

A treatment session may vary in length from as short as 15 minutes, up to 2 hours. Most sessions are 30 to 60 minutes long. After an initial evaluation - the therapist will look for conditions or indications that might preclude treatment - the session should begin on a padded table, or on a massage chair or stool. Chair massages, especially if they focus on the neck, may be performed while you are fully clothed. On the table, you would be undressed and covered with a sheet and or towels.