Have you experienced shooting pain that seems to start in your back and travels down your leg to your foot? This often excruciating pain may actually be sciatica, a symptom of irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. Massage therapy has long been used to effectively alleviate and prevent sciatic pain and discomfort. What is [...]
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by PATTI KELLY Last Updated: Jan 22, 2014 Overview The face is full of nerves and pleasure points, so it makes sense that a facial massage is a desirable form of pampering. Give yourself a facial massage or visit a professional. Whether you are looking for a quick midday pick-me-up or a soothing escape, the [...]
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 [...]
BY MARY PASCALINE ON 09/02/16 AT 1:39 AM At least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Pain relief pills can help to a certain extent but primary care providers in the U.S. are wary of prescribing large doses of painkillers as it may lead to addiction. A study found that yoga, acupuncture, massage therapy [...]
EVANSTON, Ill., Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the evidence, massage therapy shows promise for reducing pain intensity/severity, fatigue, and anxiety in cancer populations compared to the active comparators evaluated in a new systematic review. This is the conclusion of a collaborative meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain conducted by Samueli Institute [...]
Enhance Results & Relieve Pain with Kinesiology Taping By Benny Vaughn, L.M.T., B.C.T.M.B., A.T.C., L.A.T., C.S.C.S. August 1, 2016 Sponsored by Performance Health Photo by Dave Shafer In massage therapy, a primary goal is to relieve pain and enhance muscle-tendon, fascia and joint function. The massage therapist accomplishes this mission by touching the skin and [...]
BY JUSTIN MITCHELL The most shocking part of Michael Phelps’ performances at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janiero had nothing to do with his swimming. It had nothing to do with his technique or hair color (looking at you, Ryan Lochte). More than anything, people were freaking out over the giant purple marks [...]
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Alex Naddour has tried massages, a hot tub for recovery and gotten cortisone shots before a competition. The relief they offer from the wear-and-tear his body has taken from gymnastics is often only temporary. But he’s found a $15 solution on Amazon. Like many on the American men’s team, Naddour has [...]
FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage can relieve neck pain if it's done often by a professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research. One-hour sessions two or three times a week appear to be best, said study researcher Karen Sherman, senior scientific investigator at Group Health Research [...]
Here are the differences between attendees of the DNC and RNC, according to their Yelp searches Brittany Kriegstein With all of the hype and media coverage surrounding both the Democratic and Republican national conventions, many Americans who could not attend may be wondering about the chanting, flag-waving, and occasionally booing crowds they saw on TV. [...]