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Sports Massage for Tight Calf Muscles

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Sports massage can help relax tight muscles, improve flexibility and the overall condition of a muscle. The following sports massage guide is intended for information purposes only. We recommend seeking professional advice before attempting any self help treatment. IMPORTANT: Before starting any massage treatment the therapist will check for contraindications (if any apply to you, then massage is not allowed). …

14 Things Your Massage Therapist Wants You To Know

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We got the inside scoop on how to have the best rubdown ever. By Leah Fessler September 30, 2014 It’s no surprise that a massage can seriously soothe your mind and body, and you already know a solid rubdown has impressive health perks, like better blood circulation, amped immunity, anxiety relief, and even improved sleep quality. But beyond the obvious, …

Tips to Get the Most From Your Massage

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 Preliminary Information Your massage therapist will ask preliminary questions to determine your overall health and your health and wellness goals. The massage therapist will consider information about your physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress levels, medications and any areas of physical pain that could affect your massage therapy outcome. This information will help the massage therapist structure the session to achieve your health and …

Recent Research Provides Evidence of How Massage Therapy Heals

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June, 2012, Vol. 12, Issue 06 | Contributed by Jolie Haun and Derek Austin Why does massage make sore muscles feel better? How does massage promote healing? What are the biological mechanisms of massage therapy? These are questions that clients, patients, practitioners and researchers ask all around the world and have been considered since the days of Hippocrates. Massage is a …

Massage Away Depression and Anxiety

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A friendly touch can do wonders for boosting your mental health November 3, 2011 | By Sara Altshul What it is: Massage therapists use arm, hand, fingertip, and elbow pressure to treat physical and emotional problems. The word massage comes from the Arabic word mass’h, which means “press gently.” What traditional medicine says: Therapeutic massage was first described in China about …

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Benefits of Rehabilitative Massage

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May 11, 2015 by admin Rehabilitative massage is not just for injured athletes. The benefits are numerous and are physical, psychological, and physiological. Rehabilitative massage helps prevent injuries, boost performance, maintain mobility, restore injured muscles, and increase the life of your sporting career. A growing body of evidence shows that rehabilitative massage does actually have a number of positive effects on athletes. …

Top 5 Benefits of Sports Massage

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Sports Massage Therapy for Recovery, Injury Rehabilitation and Better Athletic Performance: The Benefits, Types and Uses of Sports Massage Therapy By Brad Walker Massage is one of my all-time favorite injury rehabilitation techniques. I’d even go as far as saying; it’s the most effective form of injury rehabilitation therapy for speeding up the healing process and preventing re-injury. Without it, …

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How Massage can Get Rid of Lactic Acid

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Sports Massage & Recovery Time: Re-examining the Role of Lactic Acid By Shirley Vanderbilt   Originally published in Massage Bodywork magazine, October/November 2001. Copyright 2003. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved. Sometimes a “truth” is not what it seems. Take lactic acid. For years, many massage therapists have been taught that lactic acid can and should be flushed …

Top Benefits Of Massage For Athletes

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By Kerrie Ann Frey Professional athletes and their coaches have sworn by massage therapy for years, going so far as to keep massage therapists on the payroll indefinitely.  Until recently, there hasn’t been conclusive evidence that massage really does have a positive effect on athletes.  However, thanks to new studies and some backing by reputable sources, the benefits of massage …

Top 7 Yoga Benefits to a Young and Healthy You

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The Benefits of Yoga By Ashley Dodson The benefits of yoga provide both instant gratification and lasting transformation. In the fitness world, both are extremely important. Too much time with too few results can be incredibly discouraging, and monotonous routines week after week can lead to stagnation. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity quickly, while preparing the mind …

Don’t Call It Pampering: Massage Wants to Be Medicine

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By: Andrea Petersen | Updated March 13, 2012 12:01 a.m. ET   While massage may have developed a reputation as a decadent treat for people who love pampering, new studies are showing it has a wide variety of tangible health benefits. Research over the past couple of years has found that massage therapy boosts immune function in women with breast …

How Does Massage Therapy Reduce Stress?

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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2014 | By Lori Newell Massage can help relax tight and painful muscles, improve range of motion in the joints, enhance circulation and lower stress levels. Stress is considered a risk factor for many chronic diseases, and can make your symptoms worse. Since there are many different massage therapies available, it may require some trial and …

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Benefits of Massage

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By Editorial Staff Originally published in Body Sense magazine, Fall 2001. Copyright 2001. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.   As you lie on the table under crisp, fresh sheets, hushed music draws you into the moment. The smell of sage fills the air and you hear the gentle sound of massage oil being warmed in your therapist’s …