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Massage Therapy Reduces Muscle Inflammation

Researchers at McMaster University have discovered a brief 10-minute massage helps reduce inflammation in muscle. As a non-drug therapy, massage holds the potential to help not just bone-weary athletes but those with inflammation-related chronic…
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Massage Therapy: Research shows unexpected benefits

Massage therapy can lower blood pressure, help prevent colds, enhance skin tone and more, according to an expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Licensed Massage Therapist Arnold Kelly, who provides massage therapy at the Outpatient…
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Got a headache? Try Massage Therapy, release trigger points

Researchers at the University of Granada -- in collaboration with the Clinical Hospital San Cecilio and the University Rey Juan Carlos -- have shown that the psychological and physiological state of patients with tension headache improves within…
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Massage Therapy: How does it work?

Massage helps relieve pain in damaged muscles by sending anti-inflammation messages to muscle cells, Canadian researchers have found. Athletes have long sought massages to relieve pain and promote recovery. Despite reports that long-term massage…
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Spinal Manipulation: who might benefit?

Depending on whom you ask or what scientific paper you read last, spinal manipulation is either a mercifully quick, effective treatment for low-back pain or a complete waste of time. It turns out everyone's right. Researchers at the University…
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Avoid awkward positions, prevent Back Pain

New research reveals the physical and psychosocial factors that significantly increase the risk of low back pain onset. In fact results published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show…
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Back Spasms

The first time I ever suffered a genuine "back spasm" was a day I will never forget. I was in a car park, sitting in the car, and I bent down sideways to pick up my wallet from the floor on the passenger side (trunk in flexion and rotation).…
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Young Athletes: How to prevent injury.

High profile events like the Olympics bring the hope that witnessing and celebrating dedicated athletes at the top of their game, will inspire young people to take up sport and physical activities that help them develop confidence, lead more…
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9 facts about pain that might surprise you...

9 Things You Should Know About Pain 1. Pain is output from the brain. While we used to believe that pain originated within the tissues of our body, we now understand that pain does not exist until the brain determines it does. The brain uses…
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Sports Injury Prevention Tips

Our bodies are a lot like ecosystems. Every atom, cell, bone, and muscle is connected- and inter-related. However, similar to ecosystems, things get out of balance from time to time. We should follow proper health habits that prevent injuries…