The effectiveness and benefits of medical massage are backed by years of scientific research and the testimonies of several people. It is one of the simplest ways to improve your health and enjoy a more wholesome life. Here are some of the ways that medical massage services from Medical & Sports Massage in Atlanta can benefit you both physically and mentally.more
Are you an athlete? Do sports give you chronic pain? If so, sports massage therapy is the solution for your sore muscles. Not only does it work to relieve muscle tension and knots that can cause discomfort, but sports massage also speeds up recovery time. In this blog post, we are going to explore four reasons why sports massage therapists are beneficial for athletes!more
Lymphatic Drainage Massage can be used for pre and post-Surgery. Lymphatic drainage massage increases lymphatic circulation and helps detoxify the body. It drains sluggish lymph nodes.
What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage massage?
The purpose of lymphatic drainage is to cleanse and regenerate tissues and organs to promote balance of chemistry. It stimulates the movement of lymph and encourages the formation of lymphocytes that produce antibodies increasing the body’s resistance to infection. When tissues have been damaged, lymphatic drainage helps stimulate the lymphatic system to remove waste more rapidly from around the inflamed tissues.more
At Medical & Sports Massage Inc., we treat a variety of athletes with our massage therapy services. As massage therapists, we are intimately familiar with the many ways that massage can help athletes. One athlete in particular who can benefit from massage therapy is the runner, which is why we offer our runner’s relief massage. Runners can do a lot of damage to their knees and hips, so it is crucial that they take preventative steps such as massage. Here are some of the ways runners can benefit from massage therapy.
Less Muscle Pain
Perhaps the most obvious benefit, massage therapy is a great method of pain management. If you have recently increased your running routine, whether you are upping the intensity or running more miles, you may experience increased muscle soreness and fatigue, which are a result of lactic acid being released in your tissues. Over time, the tissue can become damaged by this, leading to more tightness and discomfort. When you receive a massage, the massage therapist will work to relax and loosen the muscle, reducing pain and preventing...more
There are so many different types of massage out there, you may not be aware which is best for your needs. In this blog, we will go over the most popular types of massage so you can assess which one would be best for you.
One of the most common types of massage is Swedish massage. Swedish massage is the foundation of many other types of massage, and is based on anatomy and physiology. Depending on what your goals are for massage, the strokes used may be gentle or more vigorous. During all Swedish massages, your massage therapist will use massage oil to manipulate the skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments to release tension. Swedish massage is a great choice if you have never received a massage before.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage uses many similar techniques to Swedish massage, with a focus on the deeper tissue of your muscles. The goal of deep tissue massage is to release the tension or knots in your body. This means that the pressure is generally more intense, and it can be uncomfortable,...more
In the past, you may have associated massages with luxury spas and high-end sports clubs, but today, massage is available in a wide variety of settings. This is largely because we know that massage isn’t simply an indulgence anymore; massage can actually have a powerful transformative effect on your health. These days, many doctors will prescribe medical massage for their patients because there are many tangible health benefits associated with it. In this blog, we will go over what medical massage is, why it is prescribed, and what benefits you may experience from it.
What Is Medical Massage?
Massage is the rubbing and manipulating of the skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the body that ranges from small, light strokes to deep tissue manipulation. Medical massage is a type of massage specifically designed to treat the health conditions of a patient. There is no one specific technique used during medical massage; rather, the massage therapist uses whatever techniques they believe will best aid the specific health condition. For example, if you...more
Ingredients To AVOID In Personal Care Products
What you put on your skin can go into your body to affect your health and sense of well-being – either negatively or positively. You can choose which . . . if you know the facts (which the “cosmetic conspiracy” wants to hide from you).
As our body’s biggest organ, your skin is your most important immune defense barrier as well as your largest organ for eliminating waste. Commercial products with harmful petroleum ingredients can plasticize and “constipate” your skin, making germs more likely to get in and toxins less likely to get out of your body. The result: Neither you nor your skin are as radiant and healthy as you could be!
Every day we use products that we think are safe; but the truth is that products are NOT always safe – and manufacturers don’t have to tell us so. Ever since 1938 – when the FDA granted self-regulation to the cosmetics industry – such products can be marketed without government approval of ingredients, regardless of what tests show. Most of the 25,000 chemicals used have not...more
If you eat strawberries in your morning smoothie or as a quick snack, make sure they’re organic. In an Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis of 48 fruits and vegetables, strawberries earned the dubious moniker of most contaminated with pesticide residues.1
They beat out apples (last year’s top offender) and were found to be almost universally contaminated — 98 percent of samples contained at least one detectable pesticide residue.
It probably comes as no surprise that conventionally grown produce may be contaminated with pesticides, but there are wide variances in the levels of different crops.
Since most people tend to pick and choose which fruits and vegetables to buy organic, knowing which items are most contaminated helps you to prioritize which foods to buy organic and which are safe to purchase conventionally grown.
Eating Strawberries Could Expose You To Dozens Of Pesticides
Strawberries are one of the most popular fruits in the U.S. The average American eats close to 8 pounds a year, “and with them, dozens of pesticides, including...more
National Institute of health statistic indicates that 80% of adults ages 30-60 in the US have reported low back pain, in addition adults ages 50-60 reported chronic muscle tension.
Mild discomfort to intense and debilitating pain, dull or sharp localized diffuse intermittent, or constant pain, muscle tenderness ache or spasm, sharp shooting or stabbing pain, stiffness or limited range of motion. Radiating pain of sciatica. Clients that seek massage therapy to help alleviate their lower back pain are making a wise choice.
There are muliple structural systems that intersect in the lower back, so stress, strain or damage in one or more systems can lead to pain. The lower L1-L5 vertebrae, sacrum, the coccyx, and their attached musculature are the sights where low back pain is experienced.
Between each pair of vertebrae is an intervertebral disc, a thick pad of cartilage that cushions the bones from shocks and prevents them from rubbing against one another. Ligaments attach bones to bones and tendons attach bones to muscles. The Gluteal muscles are responsible for...more
A neuromuscular therapist that understands Fibro-my-algia
Fibromyalgia is a group of signs and symptoms (FMS) that involve chronic pain in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissues.
Researchers suggest that FMS is related to sleep disorders, endocrine, and neurotransmitter imbalances, and one’s emotional state. Sleep studies of FMS patients reveal that they seldom or never enter the deepest level of sleep; stage IV sleep. It is in this stage that adults secrete growth hormone which stimulates the production of new cells and collagen for healing and recovery. Not getting enough sleep reduces serotonin levels. Serotonin helps to modulate pain sensation. Without adequate secretion of this important neurotransmitter everything hurts more. Thus a particular vicious cycle develops. A person is under stress and is experiencing chronic pain which further limits the ability to sleep and so on.
The origin of the debilitating pain experienced by FMS patients is mysterious. Current studies suggest that the pain is not generated in the muscles as the name implies....more