News

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and Massage Therapy

Do you have foot pain or numbness? You could have a condition known as Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Massage Therapy and Bodywork are very effective in treating conditions arising from muscular and connective tissue abnormalities. Like many painful conditions, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome responds quite well to treatment by massage therapy and bodywork.

details

Massage Therapy for Senior Citizens

Massage therapy can offer senior citizens a number of benefits that will greatly improve their sense of health and wellbeing. As the population continues to age, it is important to consider ways that we can work to improve the lives of those affected by the passing of time.

details

Here are some of the books recommended for a better understanding of the body.

Recommendations for a better understanding of the body.

details

The Benefits Of Massage

There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.

details

A Little Help from Your Abs

In traditional Chinese teaching, digestive malfunction is said to account for 90% of all instances of disease. Yet no matter how well we eat or which supplements we take, particles of undigested matter adhere to the inner intestine, toxifying the system and preventing complete absorption of our food. One way to ward off this problem is to perform this simple "inner housecleaning" exercise once or twice a day, at least an hour after eating:

details

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne is a potent stimulant for the whole body, and is especially useful for aiding digestion, normalizing circulation, toning the nervous system and relieving pain and inflammation The capsaicin contained in the peppers promotes the secretion of important digestive enzymes.

details

Ayurveda and Osteoporosis

Exercise: Gentle, daily exercise for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week can help to treat osteoporosis. Walking is excellent and quite sufficient, but you may do swimming, gentle jogging or whatever suits your constitution and level of fitness, and the condition of your bones.

details

Clary-Sage Oil

As many of you know, Clary Sage is currently one of my favorite essential oils to use during massage. Below you will find a little information about this wonderful oil! An esteemed member of the Labiatae family - which also includes lavender, lemon balm and thyme - clary sage is a well-loved perennial that is native to France, Italy and Syria and is now cultivated worldwide for medicinal use. Its heart-shaped, fuzzy leaves and pale purple flowers yield a highly aromatic essential oil with both antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. As such, it has been a widely prescribed natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis, as well as for minor cuts and wounds. Clary sage oil is estrogen stimulating; the oil's ability to balance fluctuating hormones makes it a highly beneficial remedy for PMS, painful menstrual cramps and hot flashes and migraines associated with menopause. The oil has even been used during childbirth to minimize labor pains. In addition, clary sage oil's sweet, nutty scent is said to relieve those who are suffering from tension, stress, fear and depression. Herbalists also recommend the oil for inspiring creativity and awakening intuition.

details

Hot and cold treatments

Hot and cold treatments can help with traumatic injuries such as sprains and bruising.

details

Lymph cleansing

Lymph cleansing is vital for immunity! It helps to prevent lymphatic buildup and lymph toxins which can contribute to the development of breast cysts, tumors, glandular fevers, prostate infections, and urinary tract infections such as cystitis. The lymph glands also influence conditions of the skin such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, abscesses and eruptive infections.

details