MASSAGE & BODYWORK
What is Massage & Bodywork? Intentional manipulation of the body’s soft tissues for therapeutic effect - yet encompasses much more. Touch heals on physical, emotional, mental & spiritual levels. Alternative Healing Massage & Bodywork – Did you know that you can use massage & bodywork for healing? Learn more about healing through massage & bodywork with our body healing massage articles at All Things Healing. Visit us online today!

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Massage & Bodywork
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by Silvia Casabianca

A few years ago, I woke up with an excruciating pain in my lower back. Although it was a very limiting pain, I was sure that as soon as I started moving around it would disappear. My denial was based on the scientific fact that movement dissipates tension, although why would I have tension after several hours of deep sleep? I told myself that I had probably slept in a forced posture. However, the day turned into night with no relief...

 

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Editor's Note: Massage Master Kam Thye Chow shares his technique for Chair Massage.

 

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by David Pratt, LMT, BA

It is estimated that more than 15 million Americans have asthma, and the number rises each year. This well-known condition makes it hard for people to breathe, and at its worst, it can be life-threatening...

 

Author's Note: Many people don't know that asthma can be controlled, and in some cases even resolved with appropriate massage and bodywork combined with self-care. Research shows this to be true, and many massage therapists and their happy clients can also attest to this fact.

 

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by Brian Critchley
There are few things in the world that seem easier than receiving a massage. As massage clients, the job seems simple: lay down and relax! However, there are many things that you can do as a massage client that can turn a good massage into an amazing one. Here are five things that you can do before, during, or after your next session to get the most out of your massage investment...

 

 

 

 

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by David Burrows

Do you go on vacation and all your pain, stress, and tension issues go away?  You're probably not alone in this based on my experiences with clients in Denver.  In the old days, before massage therapy become so sophisticated, such as in '92 when I was licensed in massage, one of the key benefits of massage was considered to be its ability to induce the "relaxation response," a term coined by M.D. Herbert Bensen...

 

Editor´s Note: Tired of hearing people tell you to relax? Check out these non-traditional approaches to relaxation.

 

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by David Pratt, LMT, BA

Low back pain is a common problem that can be helped with a combination of self-care, soft tissue treatment like medical massage therapy and Breema bodywork...

 

Author's Note: The causes of low back pain are as numerous as there are backs! The good news is, a skilled massage therapist is often able to help relieve or even resolve the issue. Find out how emotions can even be the cause of that nagging discomfort.

 

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by Scott Meyers

Many women experience severe problems with menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome.  Do you?  If so, therapeutic massage can help you to relieve pain and discomfort. It can also help harmonize the large and small intestine and has benefits for the spleen, stomach, and gallbladder...

 

 

 

 

 

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by James Schreiber

Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a luxury splurge that has no real health benefits. To the contrary, hands-on healing helps you unwind, lowers blood pressure, promotes muscle relaxation and boosts your immune system...

 

Editor's Note: Author, James Schreiber, who suffered from Candida albicans, writes of the hidden benefits of human touch.

 

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Editor's Note: A very nice video about a calming massage for dogs.

 

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by David Pratt, LMT, BA

You know you need to get away.

Work, family, the hectic schedules and constant “to do” lists. You’re ready to trade it all for a temporary “do nothing” list ...

 

Author's Note: There are several key questions that will help you design the best getaway or retreat possible. This article helps guide you to the perfect experience for you, and reveals the transformative effect of adding massage therapy and yoga to your final decision.

 

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by David Pratt, LMT, BA

“...It is very important to understand there is no disease process which cannot be made more likely - or more serious ...

 

Author's Note: Most people seem to know that reducing stress results in feeling better. That's a bit of a "no-brainer," but did it ever occur to you that our reactions to stress can cause and perpetuate a whole slew of diseases and illnesses?

 

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by Brian Critchley

As a massage therapist I often ask new clients about their prior massage history. The response I get most often from clients is, "I love getting massages, but I don't get them as often as I'd like." We have become conditioned to scheduling regular physical checkups, dental visits, and time for physical activity and exercise. However, many people still have difficulty finding time in their schedules for regular massage sessions...

 

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The Need for Compassionate Touch

by Ann Catlin

The need for compassionate care of our elders is growing. In the United States, people 85 years and older make up the fastest growing segment of our population. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, by 2030 there will be 71.5 million adults over age 65 in the United States. Many elders are affected by debilitating illness or injury and require the assistance of a care setting to help manage their everyday lives.

 

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