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Massage research-massage and chronic pain

Scientific research is showing the benefits of massage therapy on chronic pain. Take a look at this research conducted, showing mindfulness and massage therapy benefits. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1525-1497.2005.0247.x/full   According to the research, “In conclusion, MBSR and massage appear promising for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain READ MORE…

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Research about massage and fibromyalgia

Read this research study on massage and fibromyalgia. “http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3018656/ This study demonstrated that massage-myofascial release therapy reduces the sensitivity to pain at tender points in patients with fibromyalgia, improving their pain perception. Release of fascial restrictions in these patients also reduces anxiety levels and improves READ MORE…

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What is Thai Massage?

Thai massage is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, physician to Buddha, more than 2,500 years ago in India. It made its way to Thailand, where the Ayurvedic techniques and principles gradually became influenced by traditional Chinese medicine. For centuries, Thai massage READ MORE…

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Stretch your spine! It’s important

TECHNIQUE Kneel on the ground and raise one arm. Then rotate your shoulders and middle back while looking upwards. MUSCLES BEING STRETCHED Primary muscles: Semispinalis thoracis. Spinalis thoracis. Longissimus thoracis. Iliocostalis thoracis. Iliocostalis lumborum. Multifidus. Rotatores. Intertransversarii. Interspinales. Secondary muscles: External and internal obliques. Pectoralis READ MORE…