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Massage therapy is known to after the circulation of blood, reduce tension, stimulate and sedate your body as well as healing tissue.Â Massage therapy is an art and a science where touch is the core ingredient. Whether you’ve received a massageÂ before or you’re new to the procedure, SafeCare is your place to develop a healthy habit that will care for your health and wellness.
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Before seeing a massage therapist here are some things you can do in preparation. Make sure that you are clean before going in. massage. One should not be under the influence of non-medical drugs or alcohol and should not eat before hand. As for side effects, there typically isn't any except for being more alert and relaxed.
There are many different types of massage therapy out there waiting for you to discover. If you’re having trouble with anything listed or are just really stressed out be sure to see a massage therapist. Going to get one will leave your mind, body and soul happy.Â Click here to get more tips on how to get the most out of your massage.
What is a Message Therapy?
Massage therapy is a variety of techniques which are used to manipulate soft body tissue and manipulate muscles to improve the wellbeing or health of a person. This is the oldest health care practice in history and is more than 4,000 years old. Scientific massage therapy was introduced in the united states in the 1850âs. The first clinics were opened after the Civil War in the US. Massage therapy did have a fallout but made a return in the 1960âs and is now one of the most popular forms of healing.
3 Tips to Finding a Massage Therapist
The more clients a therapist has worked with, the more likely they will be intuitive. They will also be more likely to have a better understanding of anatomy and physiology since they have worked on more bodies, which in turn, may make their work more effective. Do the research, its worth it!
Some therapists prefer to give a deep tissue massage coupled with a no pain no gainÂ approach. While others may use a more gentle approach to bodywork, using the body’s natural ability to heal itself without using force. It’s good to know your own preferences and align them with your therapist.
Ultimately, the best way to find out if a therapist is to your liking is to book a session and give them a try! Keep in the back of your mind that you may not necessarily need to go through a full hour massage to try them out! Try asking for a 30-minute session to see how they do! You could always extend it after!
Medical News – Sports Medicine
Doctors love golf: Fact or fiction?
on December 11, 2018 at 8:00 am
In this year's Christmas special from The BMJ, researchers address an age-old question: Is it true that our physicians are avid golfers? [â¦]
What are the best foods to eat for energy?
on December 11, 2018 at 2:00 am
Foods and drinks fuel the body. Energy-boosting examples include bananas, avocados, apples, and coffee. Learn more about the best things to eat and drink for energy here. [â¦]
Should you do cardio or lift weights?
on December 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Many people wonder what the best type of exercise is for burning calories. Cardiovascular exercises and weight training have different effects on the body and may influence weight loss or muscle gain. Here, learn more about how each type of exercise burns calories and which is best. [â¦]
Just one workout offers long-lasting metabolic benefits
on December 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm
New research suggests that we may need less physical activity than we thought to reap the benefits of exercise for our metabolism. [â¦]
What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?
on December 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm
A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain occurs when there is a tear in the ligaments on the outside of the knee. Causes include sports injuries and accidents. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and weakness. Treatment involves rest, medications, and possibly physical therapy. Learn more about LCL sprains here. [â¦]
Regular exercise can keep the body decades younger
on November 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm
A new study finds that people over 70 who have exercised regularly for decades show some physiological characteristics of much younger people. [â¦]
Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people
on November 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm
New research suggests that people with healthy hearts should use exercise as 'preventive medicine' against developing heart disease and heart attacks. [â¦]
What kind of physical exercise can help you stay young?
on November 28, 2018 at 8:00 am
Researchers look into which types of physical exercise are best at maintaining a person's cellular health, and thus at supporting healthy aging processes. [â¦]
8 stretches for the middle back
on November 27, 2018 at 10:00 pm
Regularly stretching the middle back can loosen muscles, improve posture, and relieve or prevent back pain. We give step-by-step instructions for eight of the best mid back stretches. [â¦]
Strength training tied to better heart health than aerobic
on November 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Training with weights has a greater effect on reducing heart risks than running or cycling, according to recent research presented at a conference. [â¦]
What time of day do we burn the most calories?
on November 16, 2018 at 11:00 am
A recent study found that people burn 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening than they do in the early morning hours. [â¦]
What are the best stretches for tight hamstrings?
on November 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Tight hamstrings are a common complaint, particularly for sportspeople. In this article, we discuss some of the best hamstring stretches, including seated and standing stretches, along with the benefits of stretching. [â¦]
What are the health benefits of Thai massage?
on November 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Thai massage is an ancient practice wherein a practitioner will bend a person's body into different poses. Learn about the benefits and possible side effects of Thai massage, as well as what the research says about it, here. [â¦]
Which muscles do pushups work?
on November 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Pushups work many of the body's large muscle groups, including those in the upper body and core. A person can use a range of pushup types to focus on different sets of muscles. Here, we describe how to do eight types of pushup. [â¦]
BMI calculators and charts
on November 9, 2018 at 8:00 am
Body mass index or BMI is one way to see if a person can see if they are is underweight, if their weight is appropriate, or if they have excess weight. Use these calculators to check your BMI. [â¦]
Can this Amazonian diet offer a solution to heart disease?
on November 6, 2018 at 8:00 am
One indigenous population from the Bolivian Amazon may have a lesson or two to teach us about how diet and lifestyle can protect heart health. [â¦]
Letter from the Editor: Trek or treat?
on October 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Attending medical conferences and hiking for charity, the MNT editorial team really has been busy this month! Managing Editor Honor Whiteman reveals more. [â¦]
What is dry drowning and what are the symptoms?
on October 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Dry drowning is an outdated term. It refers to breathing problems that result when liquid causes the voice box to spasm. The condition can be dangerous, and without treatment, it can cause severe lung damage or even death. Learn more about dry drowning and its treatments here. [â¦]
11 healthful alternatives to wheat bread
on October 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Many people need to or wish to avoid or reduce the bread they eat that contains wheat. Fortunately, there are many healthful and tasty alternatives without wheat that they can choose. Learn more here. [â¦]
Is chest pain during exercise serious?
on October 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm
A range of health issues can cause chest pain during exercise. Some, such as muscle strains, are not serious. Others, such as heart attacks and angina, can be life-threatening. In many cases, people should quickly seek treatment. Learn more about the potential causes here. [â¦]
Fitness and lifespan: Is too much exercise harmful?
on October 23, 2018 at 11:00 am
When it comes to exercise and the risk of mortality, is there such a thing as too much physical activity? New research investigates. [â¦]
What is turf toe and how do you treat it?
on October 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Turf toe is a common sports injury that occurs when the bones and tissue around the big toe become damaged. This damage can occur when pushing down on the toe repeatedly puts stress on this part of the body. Most cases resolve with rest alone, but some severe injuries may require surgery. Learn more here. [â¦]
12 natural muscle relaxers
on October 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Having muscle tightness and pain is a common but bothersome problem for people who exercise or those with underlying conditions. Learn about a variety of natural muscle relaxers in this article. [â¦]
What to know about urine drug screening
on October 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Doctors, sports officials, or employers may request a urine drug screen to check if a person has recently used illegal or prescription drugs. Urine tests can detect many substances, including alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana. The detection times differ, depending on the drug. Learn more here. [â¦]
How endurance exercise affects your gut bacteria
on October 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm
A new study details the beneficial effects of a 6-week endurance exercise program on the gut bacterial composition of women who were overweight. [â¦]