13Apr, 2016

Massage Therapy / Low back Pain and Athletes

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Low back pain can be a very debilitating condition. Chronic symptoms of stiffness, achy pain, and fatigue have been reported by athletes and the general population alike. Attempts to control symptoms related to low back pain range from various physical treatments such as chiropractic, massage therapy, and physiotherapy, as well as pain relief products including Voltaren and other topical treatments. Although effectiveness has been demonstrated with these therapies and pain relief products, benefits seem to be transient at best. Is the problem the therapy itself or the approach? Massage therapy […]

3Feb, 2016

Massage Therapy: What is it?

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By James Sreblowski Massage Therapy is the physical manipulation of soft tissue and joints within the body. Research suggests it is effective in; the promotion of healing for sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents, for suppressing anxiety and depressive type symptoms, and for general maintenance, among many other benefits. Therapists use several working tools and techniques to promote these benefits. Such techniques include effleurage, petrissage, muscle stripping, frictions, and stretching. Furthermore, tools including and not limited to; hot and (or) cold hydrotherapy, acupuncture (if certified), paraffin wax, and kinesiology tape […]

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