Medical Massage Therapy

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 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 and Wellness massage improves flexibility and range of motion.

Massage therapy and wellness massage improves flexibility and range of motion. Massage therapy is a beneficial treatment for maintaining and improving flexibility and motion. By working on muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints, regular massage can improve your flexibility and range of motion, keeping your joints more fluid and making them less injury prone.…

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What is Sports Massage

Sports Massage Sports massage is primarily accessed by athletes, but some practitioners offer it for non-athletes too. It can be applied pre-event to help prevent injury and encourage healing, post-event for recovery, and during training to optimize performance. It can be useful to prepare athletes for their warm-ups, to increase circulation and flexibility to enhance…

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What is Rolfing

Rolfing Not for the faint of heart, Rolfing sessions can be intense but also rewarding. This increasingly popular style of deep tissue massage and postural alignment may be useful for treating a variety of conditions, including chronic pain and emotional issues. What Is Rolfing? Rolfing (also referred to as “structural integration”) gets its name from…

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What Is Orthopedic Massage?

Orthopedic Massage Orthopedic massage uses anatomical science and a variety of body manipulation techniques to create measurable, meaningful impact in clients. It can be an excellent complementary treatment to physician or surgical care and physical therapy. What Is Orthopedic Massage? Orthopedic surgeons correct skeletal deformities and injuries. Orthopedic massage therapists use alignment and release techniques to help clients recover…

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