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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 David Pratt, LMT, BA

So, you’ve probably heard about carpal tunnel syndrome, but what about the thoracic outlet? Do you know where that is? Have you ever heard of thoracic outlet syndrome...


Author's Note: Do you have pain, tingling or numbness from your shoulder and down into your arm? It could be thoracic outlet syndrome. Massage therapy focused on releasing tension and lengthening specific muscles can reduce pressure on nerves and diminish symptoms. Clients can be taught self-care, which may include stretching or releases that rely on isometrics to return the body to balance.


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Editor's Note: This energetic massage therapist presents an easy technique, which she calls "the lawnmower" technique, which you could use on a friend or spouse to relieve a stiff neck. Try it, your loved ones might like it!


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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 David Burrows, BA, CMP, CHTP, RMT

Reiki is a Japanese term which translates as “Universal Life Force Healing.” Reiki was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui. Many versions of the origins of Reiki have been told. Historians are not definitive on Usui’s life or the origins of Reiki. What follows here is the version of the story of Reiki as it was told to me by one of my Reiki teachers...




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Editor's Note: Sometimes I can relax my whole body simply be relaxing my hands!  Follow along with this well-made video showing you how to massage and relax your own hands.


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by Charlotte Phillips

Some treatments for breast cancer can be damaging to the lymph nodes under the armpit. Whether nodes are removed during surgery or receive radiation, lymph node reduction is a typical result of breast cancer treatment...


Editor's Note from David Burrows: Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a very light form of massage which gives deep assistance to those with lymphedema related to breast cancer.  This article helps those unfamiliar with massage in general as well as with MLD know what to expect when receiving this therapy.


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by Nancy Sheehan, LMT

Three years ago I was sitting in a hostel in Singapore reading a fabulous article in Yoga Journal about the healing art of Thai Massage. I had just gotten my land legs back after eight months of cruising the South Pacific and Eastern Asia as an on-board Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher...


Editor’s Note: Thai Massage has been steadily gaining popularity in the West in recent years as a practice that lies somewhere between the worlds of massage and yoga. It seemingly combines the best of these two worlds...

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by Mary Ellen Derwis-Balaz

Chi Nei Tsang is based in the teachings of Mantak Chia as originally taught to him by Taoist monks. It is a practical useable system that combines massage, breath and Chi Kung in such a way that a practitioner can teach their client basic practice that can be incorporated into their everyday lives...




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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 from Suzanne Getz: Office Chair Massage. This video has lots of good info. in a short period of time and the speaker is great with a clear and articulate voice and even quotes research. A must see.



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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