Posts by Jeff

Food for Men: 10 Foods to Boost Male Health

Foods men should include in their diets to improve health and prevent disease. By Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD WebMD Weight Loss Clinic- Expert Column Men are different from women in all kinds of ways — including their nutritional needs. Just as women need particular nutrients during pregnancy or for protection from breast cancer, men need nutrients…

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Men’s Groin Pain: Why The Fuss About It?

Men’s Groin Pain: Why the Fuss About it? It Happens…   First, a Lesson in the Male Pelvic Anatomy   The “groin” is often considered the triangular part of the upper thigh which is bordered by the pubic bone, abdomen and the femur (long thigh bone). The soft tissue and other important bits that are around this…

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Headaches & Massage

    “This project is such a headache!”   They’re so common that the term has become synonymous with an annoyance, but what are headaches, really? And can massage therapy really help? Different types, different causes. Headaches are pretty easily defined, and we all know one when we feel it: it’s a pain in the…

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Dealing with Rotator Cuff Injuries

  Dealing with Rotator Cuff Injuries You’ve been doing Olympic lifting for a while. Or stocking tall shelves. Or cheerleading, throwing your partners overhead. Everything was great! Until suddenly, it wasn’t. Ice and ibuprofen didn’t quite do the trick, so you visited the doctor. And lo and behold, you’ve got a rotator cuff injury and…

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Massage Therapy Helps Relieve Stress

Massage Therapy helps relieve stress. Stress relief is one of the first benefits that come to mind when thinking of massage therapy. It’s also a key component for anyone trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Clinical studies show that even a single 1 60 minute session can significantly lower heart rate, cortisol levels and insulin…

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Massage Therapy Helps Manage Your Pain.

Massage Therapy Helps Manage Your Pain. A growing body of research shows massage therapy can be an effective part of pain relief and management.  This research data, and the experience of physicians, massage therapists and patients, should encourage pain specialists to consider incorporating massage therapy into their pain management programs. The effectiveness of massage lies…

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Massage therapy and Wellness Massages Lowers Blood Pressure.

Massage therapy and Wellness massages lowers blood pressure.   High blood pressure has more misconceptions than nearly any other medical condition. Here are some common misconceptions according to the American Heart Association: Myth: You don’t need to have your high blood pressure checked until you reach middle age. Fact: Children as young as six can have high…

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Massage Therapy Encourages Relaxation

Massage Therapy Encourages Relaxation The body can create an unhealthy buildup of hormones when we’re  stressed out stuck in traffic, too many meetings, and work deadlines not to mention family responsibly. Pent-up levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol which can lead to headaches, sleeplessness, and even digestive problems just to mention a few. Enter massage…

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Massage Therapy Relieves Tension Headaches

Massage Therapy Relieves Tension Headaches It’s no wonder why so many people want to know how to relieve tension headaches. In the United States alone, more than 60% of the 45 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches suffer from migraines. The disorder can be debilitating and typically results from high stress levels and/or lack…

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Massage Therapy Relaxes Muscles

Massage Therapy Relaxes Muscles We’ve all suffered from the soreness associated with an overly exuberant exercise session. But did you know that most Americans experience neck, back and muscle pain from another less-strenuous activity? Surprisingly, it’s sitting. Chronic back pain, which is the second most common cause of disability and a top reason for missing…

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