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What is Reflexology?

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Reflexology, similar to traditional massage, helps relieve stress, which in turn provides many benefits for the body. This includes helping ease pain and tension and restoring balance to the body for overall health and wellbeing. Some studies show that it may even be more effective at relieving pain than aromatherapy and body massage. Because it doesn't require being touched all over your body, it's an excellent alternative for those who are uncomfortable with traditional massage. It can even be used to complement other treatments, including cardiovascular issues, asthma, diabetes, cancer treatment, anxiety, headaches, and more.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is the procedure of applying pressure to specific reflex points on the hands, feet, or ears to promote relaxation. By activating these points, the therapist can also identify and eliminate areas of energy blockage, which may be the underlying cause of pain, stiffness, and disease. For instance, by stimulating the therapy …

Massage Therapy for Events in Life

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You may not think of a massage as a part of your routine, but it should be your go-to for routine events in life. Bad habits, unusual circumstances, and even good intentions can wreak havoc on your body. The holidays, fitness class, house upgrades, and joining a new team are sudden changes that your body may find challenging to deal with at first. Swedish massage, Relaxation Therapy, and Deep Tissue Treatments can all help. We give you six significant life events below that should signal your call to book a massage.

When the Holidays are Stressful

This time of year can be the most detrimental to your health if you are the person that invests all of your energy into the season. When you spend your days crafting and creating new showpieces, recipes, or party lists, then you can overlook the tension you are feeling. Your body is not normally under the strain of these long hours. Over time, your muscles will bunch up and begin to spasm. The Mayo Clinic says to stick to a budget, be realisti…

Massage Therapy for Nighttime Muscle Cramps

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There is nothing worse than an ailment that keeps you up all night, tossing and turning while desperately searching for something - anything - to relieve the condition as you tear apart the medicine cabinet. Whether it's flu-like symptoms, Restless Leg Syndrome, or anything in between, no one relishes the thought of losing treasured hours of sleep because of discomfort. Here we are going to take a closer look at one of those ailments that generally comes along with severe and chronic pain, typically in the calf muscle, repeatedly all night long.

Nighttime muscle cramps are nothing to take lightly - just ask the millions of folks who suffer with them. These nocturnal contractions can occur not only in the aforementioned calf muscles, but sometimes in the feet, and come on suddenly. To say the pain associated with this suffering is intense is something of an understatement, but regular massage therapy has been proven to loosen up the muscles and stop cramping.

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The Health Benefits of Music

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Everyone knows that music is relaxing and helps to manage or alter emotions. Research has shown that music has a number of other benefits, some that we may know about subconsciously and other benefits that are often overlooked. Music has the power to benefit our physical health, as well as our mental health. What are the most noted physical and mental health benefits of music? Let's explore the research available on music therapy.

Physical Benefits of Listening to Music

There are many physical benefits to listening to music, especially music that can positively affect your emotions, and help you build energy internally. Here are some of the benefits you can receive from listening to music.

Pain Relief

Studies have proven that the right kind of music is effective in reducing the amount of pain a person feels, as well as the intensity of the pain they are experiencing. These studies cover a wide range of subjects, but the most noticeable results were found in patients who required long-…

Foods that Reduce and Prevent Inflammation

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This article is based on the latest nutritional research. I am not a nutritionist. I suggest you use this information in order to have a conversation with your doctor if you are suffering from inflammation and think dietary changes may be beneficial.

Inflammation impacts both our health and the quality of our life. It triggers several chronic diseases, and it has become a burden that affects health care all over the world. Anti-inflammatory diets and medications exist, but most people do not understand what inflammation is.

What is Inflammation?
When something is inflamed, it feels warm and is swollen, sore, red, and painful. In this situation, inflammation is uncomfortable and obvious. However, it is a part of the natural defense mechanism of the body where the immune system wards off and fights infection and sometimes to repair tissue damage.

The immune system activates and is in fight mode when the body identifies something foreign, including a chemical, pollen, or an attacking microbe…

How CranioSacral Therapy Can Treat Inflammation

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Many people suffer from severe neck pain or have constant headaches or muscle tension that leads to head and neck problems. There are others who wish they were able to get the swelling down around an injury so that they can move better. CranioSacral therapy may be the natural treatment needed to find relief without invasive procedures. CranioSacral therapy was developed by an Osteopath, Dr. John Upledger. This therapy uses a light touch to gauge tension and find restrictions in the tissue. The therapists then uses CST to release those restrictions. 

CranioSacral therapists undergo extensive training to teach them how to listen to the body in order to find and release the restrictions which may come chronic pain or a regular injury response.

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

A therapist that learns how to move slowly and gently appreciates the responses from the body and understands the anatomy of the structures being treated. They use extensive knowledge about pain and bodily reactions to he…

How Myofascial Trigger Points Alters Brain and Nervous System Activity

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Myofascial trigger points cause pain that creates a widespread pattern that can affect other areas and muscle groups. Trigger points are classified as being either latent or active. The symptoms often mimic other disorders like migraines and tension headaches. Treating this condition is difficult because many physicians are just learning how to diagnose a patient with the trigger point condition. Getting the muscle to release and retraining it to move correctly is the only known cure. Most people have one or two of these trigger areas, but it is not uncommon for people to develop several in various regions of the body including the neck, back, feet, and legs.

What is a Myofascial Trigger Point

The word "myo" means the muscle, and "fascia" means the tissue around the muscle. The National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists says that people often get these triggers from using the muscle too much, or from an injury like a fall or car accident. What happen…