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When shoulder pain rears its ugly head, massage therapy can be effective for certain types of pain, but it really depends on the cause. It’s important to understand your injury and know when seeking massage therapy is appropriate. Here are a few shoulder injuries where massage can really help relieve pain.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fibromyalgia is a “condition that causes pain all over the body, sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million U.S. adults, about 2% of the adult population. The cause of fibromyalgia is not known, but it can be effectively treated and managed.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 58.5 million U.S. adults suffered from arthritis from 2013-2015. That’s about one in four U.S. adults with women being impacted more commonly than men. The Mayo Clinic defines arthritis as the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms are joint pain and stiffness and
According to the Mayo Clinic, a tension headache is defined as “a diffuse, mild to moderate pain in your head that’s often described as feeling a tight band around your head.” Treatments vary wildly from over-the-counter medications to simply finding a work/life balance that allows you to develop healthy habits. One of the best ways to address tension headaches is
In a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports in September 2020, researchers confirmed that the parasympathetic nervous system, which controls the body’s fight or flight response, is physically and psychologically regenerative and is especially activated through massage therapy.
While we have all thought massage encourages relaxation and that relaxing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, these
A survey showed that 48 million inpatient surgeries were performed on health issues that ranged from eye surgery to musculoskeletal surgeries. 80 percent of the people undergoing these surgeries reported that they had some form of postoperative pain, and 10 to 50 percent of these patients then develop chronic pain from the surgery itself. That’s a whole lot of people
A survey performed in 2009 showed that 48 million inpatient surgeries were performed that year. Everything from eye surgery to musculoskeletal surgeries were included. And this survey doesn’t even include the millions of outpatient surgeries that were performed. A staggering 80 percent of the people undergoing surgery reported that they had some form of postoperative pain. Additionally, some10 to 50
In the United States, massage therapy is generally considered a luxury. But the truth is that massage can be used for much more than just relaxation. The health benefits of massage are numerous. Massage therapy can relieve pain, increase energy, improve sleep, encourage healthy digestion and more.
As summer weather comes to a crawl and the feeling of fall becomes more prominent, it’s important to allow our bodies to relax and recover from the hype of summer activities. For most, summer is the most active of all seasons because children aren’t in school, family vacations are more frequent (YEAH!), and the warm weather and longer days allow
While many people think of massage as a treat for special occasions, the truth is that regular massage can be extremely beneficial, especially during the summer months. Here are five reasons why you should consider getting a massage this summer: