How do massage therapists get injured at work?
Massage is hard physical work, and in order to ensure professional longevity, we must take care of our health. The first step to the prevention of injuries that may lead…

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How many eyes does a massage therapist have?
From the moment the client entered our office, and until his departure, we must carefully monitor him. Full immersion in the process of examining the client and a thorough analysis…

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Meniscus tear diagnostics
Almost everyone has a friend or relative who has ever landed on the operating table due to a rupture of the meniscus of the knee joint. Such an injury is…

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Posture and movement

How the way we move affects who we are

Posture is an object of close attention of massage therapists and chiropractors around the world. Seminars, studies are held on this subject, articles are written, new methods of working with posture constantly appear. Like any phenomenon of reality, which includes the physical characteristics of a person, posture can be subjected to philosophical reflection.

Let’s look at the vertical position of our body from this side, consider at such an angle the difference in the length of the legs, the extension of the head forward and, of course, all of us beloved stoop. Is all this really important? Do we really have to always keep our backs straight? Yes they should. It would seem that this article can be completed on Continue reading

New

Throughout my career as an anatomy teacher at the university, my students have asked me several times about muscles that I did not know existed. Since I have been engaged in anatomy for more than thirty years, after each such question I re-read a huge amount of materials to get to the bottom of the truth. The human body is unique – it consists of a great many diverse structures. However, if this diversity goes beyond the scope of classical textbooks on anatomy, many experts refuse to recognize it. On the other hand, many experienced surgeons and anatomists are faced with different variants of the norm literally every day.

One of these “new muscles” that my students told me about is the so-called “sphenoid-mandibular” muscle. Continue reading

The art of chocolate massage

Chocolate massage is an amazing remedy for stress and bad mood. After all, with each session, you find yourself in a chocolate country and as if returning to childhood. Everyone can get rid of endless stress and treat themselves to warm, pleasantly melting chocolate!
Chocolate massage activates cell metabolism and burns fat, stimulates blood microcirculation, saturates the skin with active elements, acts as an antidepressant on the nervous system, has an exciting effect, promotes the production of joy hormones – endorphins, enriches the skin with calcium, potassium and magnesium, restores, moisturizes and nourishes the skin making it soft and smooth, fights aging. And what a pleasant aroma is in the air! Continue reading

Rectus femoris muscle
The rectus femoris muscle divides the front of the thigh in two and is located between the tailor muscle and the tensor of the broad fascia of the thigh. The…

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Massage history
Even in ancient times, massage was known as a remedy. Massage was used by primitive people. Obviously, stroking, rubbing, kneading the sore spot at first was purely instinctive. It was…

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The effect of massage on the body
Massage has a diverse physiological effect on the body. Subjective sensations during and after massage, with the right choice of massage techniques and the method of their use, dosages are…

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Three myths about massage research
Today, the author of the article, a scientist, massage therapist and teacher, will tell you about the three most common misconceptions related to scientific research in the field of massage.…

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