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Can Massage Help Your Hip Flexors? Why That Might Be Important For Your Health

The muscle group that lies in the pelvic region and upper thighs are known as the hip flexors. These muscles help us raise and bend our knees while keeping the legs and pelvis aligned. The ability to sit or run is lost without these flexors. Research tells us that when your hip muscles are not strong enough, it can result in slower performance during any motion or exercise. The body is capable of compensating for the weakness of the flexor [...]

Can Massage Therapy Help With Knee Pain?

Massage therapy: why do it? Patients who have undergone knee surgery or who are struggling with debilitating knee pain are looking for a pain management technique that is natural, effective, and safe. Massage therapy is often the answer for many people. With the benefits this provides, it’s no wonder why. Why do my knees hurt?  It is pretty important to take care of your knees since they work in partnership with your legs. We cannot run, walk, pet a cute pup, kick [...]

Does Massage Therapy Help With Fibromyalgia?

  Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal illness that affects approximately 5 million people all across the world. It is a disease that affects women more than men and is characterised by increasing pains throughout the body, fatigue, stiffness, tension headaches and sleeping disorders. Despite the cause of fibromyalgia still being unknown and there being no definite cure, there are several ways to gain relief from its symptoms, especially the pain. What is known about Fibromyalgia? There are about 18 tender points that [...]

Muscle Loss – It Isn’t Just An Aging Issue

It might surprise you to know that muscle atrophy, which is a decrease in muscle mass and strength, is a prevalent condition that affects more than just the aging population.  Matter of fact, it is generally understood that anyone over the age of 30 loses somewhere between 3-5% of muscle mass every 10 years. In the time of Covid-19 where gyms have been shut-down and fitness regimens have been severely interrupted, the issue of muscle loss is a very real [...]

Repressed Emotions, Your Body Aches and Pains, and Massage

We are often taught to push away negative feelings because they are unpleasant and difficult to deal with. While hiding our emotions from our awareness may feel relieving in the moment, the feelings do not simply disappear. Instead, our unwanted emotions are stored as energy within our body and, if not released, can result in symptoms of physical pain and discomfort.  The cycle that occurs in this process is as follows: “Negative emotions aren’t as welcome as positive emotions. When [...]

Massage after knee surgery? How It Can Help Your Healing

“The effects of massage therapy on pain, swelling and range of motion after total knee replacement surgery was examined in 2015 research published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science. (https://www.amtamassage.org/publications/massage-therapy-journal/massage-orthopedic-pathologies/ ) The study found that massage is a comparable alternative to physical therapy to manage knee edema early in postoperative recovery.” Itmight seem counterintuitive to think about massage after knee replacementsurgery when the pain of recovery can sometimes be greater than the pain that originally sent you for the procedure! The process of knee replacement involves cutting into muscles around [...]

What Is Trigger Point Therapy?

What Is Trigger Point Therapy? Trigger points might well be considered the hot spots of muscle pain. Existing as small, hard nodules, they produce pain completely out of proportion to their actual size, especially if they are sitting right on top of a nerve. Trigger points will often radiate pain out from their point of origin to cause discomfort at a spot separated from the actual trigger point. Trigger points can actually be felt during massage and pressure on them [...]

Massage and Migraines / Headaches

Although headaches can range from slightly irritating right up to headaches that feel as though your skull was bursting open, they all have one thing in common – we want them to go away as quickly as possible and stay away. When you get a headache, it’s not the brain itself that hurts; it will be the structures surrounding the brain that are actually the source of pain. Headaches are considered to fall into two basic categories – primary [...]

Deep Tissue Massage Benefits

Similar, but more comprehensive than a Swedish massage, deep tissue massage allows the massage therapist to reach more completely into the muscles and connective tissues to provide relief from chronic conditions. There should be little or no pain involved in receiving a deep tissue massage, but the client should be aware that you will ‘feel’ this type of massage to a greater degree than you will a more conventional massage. Relief for Sore Muscles and Much, Much More Undoubtedly most people [...]

Aromatherapy and Its Benefits

Although the human sense of smell is hardly as developed as it is in many animals, we still respond favourably or unfavourably to different odours. Just smelling a fragrant flower can help to elevate our mood and clear our minds momentarily of care and worry. Aromatherapy is based on the connection between what we smell and the reactions that our mind and body produce. While aromatherapy is still considered to be a non-conventional approach to medicine, recent studies have [...]