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Massage Therapy Benefits

Massage is a hands-on type of therapy that treats the whole body, primarily targeting muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints to optimize health.  It has a therapeutic effect on muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems.  Swedish massage is the most massage type and the foundation for other types of …

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Acute Sports Injuries

When you’ve sustained an acute sports injury, there is usually some cell damage to the ligament (sprain) or tendon or muscle (strain) and inflammation. Regardless of the type of injury sustained, the basic principles of treatment still apply. You’ve heard of the injury treatment acronym RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation), but …

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Self-Care for RMTs

While the worst of COVID-19 is now behind us, its effects on registered massage therapists (RMTs) still linger. There can be some lingering pain and discomfort that RMTs may still face as a result of their work. Injuries to the shoulders, elbows and wrists are particularly common among RMTs. Like other professionals that …

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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are irritated nerve endings that overstimulate tender areas of muscles, presenting as pain, stiffness and spasms.  They are usually located at the base of the skull, upper back and neck, shoulders, forearms, and hips, and they are typically not painful until pressure is applied to …

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Starting Exercising

A properly designed exercise program can not only increase your pain threshold, but also can raise your fitness level and stamina.  Exercise can play a role in pain management and decrease the effects of fatigue. Strong muscles can protect your affected joints from pain and make your …

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Exercise for Seniors

A healthy retirement includes exercise.  Moderate physical activity helps control blood pressure, body weight, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar and diabetic risk. It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. A fitness program helps strengthen muscles, tendons, ligaments and …

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Massage Therapy for Arthritis

Arthritis can cause significant pain, which can greatly impact an individual’s quality of life. Increasingly, physicians are recommending that people consider non-pharmacological options as part of their treatment plan for arthritis. Massage therapy is one effective option that can help people with …

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