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Hey everyone, have you been experiencing low back pain? Hip
Pain? Shooting pain down your leg? Is it hard to stand after sitting a long
time? Is it hard to find a comfortable position laying down? Are you struggling
with pain on a day to day basis and it has been impacting your ability to enjoy
life? Well, before looking ahead to find help first we need to look back, to
your back pocket to be exact.
Some people like to carry a wallet and you have a favorite
back pocket to carry that wallet. You also sit on that wallet day in and day
A diagnosis of lupus can be
devastating for anyone but massage can help. Lupus is a chronic,
autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or
organs inside the body). In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune
system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and
germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu). Normally our immune system
produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders.
Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these
foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues ("auto" means
"self") and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy
Massage & Lupus
February 15, 2012
Original Source: http://www.amtamassage.org/articles/3/MTJ/detail/2538
There are myriad ways massage therapists can make contact with other health care professionals, and in today’s climate, these opportunities are probably only going to increase. Because there’s some substantial research showing how effective massage therapy can be for relieving pain and stress, one natural fit for massage therapists looking to make inroads in a health care environment is working with clients who suffer from diseases that involve chronic pain.
Is That Really Frozen Shoulder?
By Whitney Lowe, LMT
It is easy to get excited about being able to help a client that comes to you with a specific pain condition. In fact, this is one of the most rewarding aspects of doing clinical massage.
With only your hands you can perform therapeutic procedures that help relieve the pain and suffering that your client has been experiencing. However, in our enthusiasm to help as many people as possible we must avoid a common clinical mistake: oversimplification and overgeneralization of our client's complaints.
Time to Celebrate these amazing women and men who offer so much and ask for so little in return!
Here are just a few benefits you can receive from regular massage work:
· Improve range of
· Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s
natural defense system.
· Exercise and stretch
weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
· Improve the
condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
· Increase joint flexibility.
· Lessen depression and anxiety.
· Promote tissue
regeneration, reducing scar
tissue and stretch marks.