CategoryPhysical Therapy

Why Massages Feel Good

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OK, that’s sort of a no-brainer – massages feel good because we’re getting massaged. We get to relax while someone else rubs the kinks out of our muscles and tendons and helps us to relax. Duh. But why is this process so relaxing? Well, according to research published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, massage – or at least one form of massage – feels good and...

Pros and Cons of Acupressure

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Acupressure is a form of alternative medicine that is based on the Chinese belief in Qi (pronounced, and often spelled, ‘Chi’). This is the universal ‘life force’ that travels around our bodies and that is present in everything. Other forms of healing that are based on this belief are acupuncture and Reiki. According to these practices, we all have Qi flowing through our...

What Is Tantra Massage?

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Tantra is an old healing technique which was formed many centuries ago. It was formulated to release natural energy from within the body to deal with physical and emotional trauma. As a matter of fact, tantra is practiced in several ways. Tantric yoga, tantric sex, tantric massage and tantric meditation are the different types of tantra practiced in our society today. It’s not one of those arts...

Pulled Chest Muscle Symptoms and Cures

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We unknowingly involve our chest muscles in almost every activity we perform on day to day basis. For example, simply lift your arms over your head and you will feel the chest muscles working. Pulled chest muscles are a result of muscle overload in the chest area. To be pointblank, pulled chest muscles implies stretching the chest muscles beyond its capacity. This excessive pull leads to tear in...

What Is an Exotic Massage?

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Exotic massage is a kind of massage that keeps in minds the practices and rituals of a particular place. Exotic places like Hawaii, China, Japan and other Eastern places are good examples for massage rituals that are still practiced today. One example of exotic massage is Lomi-lomi massage. It is an old kind of massage with a deep spiritual content that is practiced in Hawaiian spas, health...

How to Give a Breast Massage

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If you’ve never done any research into breast massage then on the face of it, the process might seem a little sexual. Of course it can be if you’d like it to be, but many women give themselves or receive breast massages to improve their overall health, as well as the shape of their breasts and keep them firmer for longer. Massaging the breasts in a specific way can help the lymph...

Hydrotherapy – Therapy in Water

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Hydrotherapy, as its name suggests, is a therapy that takes place in an environment where patients are immersed in warm water. This allows them to exercise painlessly, aiding recovery from a wide variety of conditions. Many large hospitals use this form of underwater therapy to assist patients to overcome conditions where movement is limited because of paralysis or pain or where muscles have been...

Anne Wolski

Anne Wolski

Anne Wolski has worked in the health and welfare industry for more than 30 years. She is a mother and grandmother and is passionate about anything to do with family and social issues.