Posts Tagged ‘injury’

Rotator Cuff Therapy

Rotator Cuff Therapy – How to Heal Your Shoulder Naturally Without Surgery

By Matt Olson

Is your shoulder pain getting to the point where you need to do something about it? Unfortunately the pain has not subsided on it’s own. But sure enough, your doctor tells you that your RC has a small tear. Ok, what are your options? Is it possible for the rotator cuff to heal without surgery? There is a possibility you may be able to heal your shoulder naturally, without surgery, if you follow a strict and properly designed rotator cuff therapy program. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Massage Contraindications – Why Some People Cannot Receive a Massage

By Daniel Brownell

Massage therapy is a wonderful and beneficial form of holistic health care. Massage can provide stress relief, muscle tension relief, improve circulation, and the list goes on. But massage can be detrimental to your health if you have certain physical conditions, illnesses, or disease. You can also put your therapist at risk of contracting certain illness or disease if you are in a contagious state of health.

The term “massage contraindication” means you are not able to receive massage, or the massage may be limited to certain areas of your body. When you are contraindicated for a massage it is for your health and safety as well as the massage therapists. Not all contraindications mean that you will never be able to have a massage. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Healing Mind and Body With Massage and Stretching

By Mark Bromson, M.D.

When patients ask me about natural medicine, they often expect me to talk about herbs, folk remedies or exotic Chinese healing techniques. So, when the first thing I recommend for patients is stretching and massage, they are often surprised. Though most people view massage as a pleasurable indulgence and stretching as an athletic activity, both of these practices can also be part of an effective medical treatment. Read the rest of this entry »

 

The Benefits of Sports Massage

By Brandon J. Thomas

It is well known that massage therapy can reduce anxiety, pain and tension and generally feels good. However massage can be more than just relaxing. For athletes massage therapy can be a key contributor to their training regime and considerably enhance their performance. More commonly known as “Sports Massage” massage for athletes utilizes deep muscle working techniques that eliminate toxins in muscle fiber as well as remove adhesions. Read the rest of this entry »