Massage and sciatic nerve neuralgia
The most common cause of sciatic nerve neuralgia (sciatica, lumbosacral radiculitis) - one of the longest nerves of the human body that runs from the sacral plexus to the foot…

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6 tests to diagnose finger joint injuries
Finger Mobility Tests A person’s finger has three joints, and normally each of these joints should have a full range of motion, and reaching the extreme points of these ranges…

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Massotherapy
An effective tool for the treatment of various diseases and injuries is currently therapeutic massage. It helps restore normal activity of the whole organism. Massage is part of a range…

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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. So, let’s begin!

First myth

Research cannot be trusted because they are all contradictory – at first they say something is good for health, after a couple of weeks it is called bad, and so on. In fact, everything is not so simple. Any science is based on evidence and evidence, which is constantly increasing. It is extremely rare that one study provides a clear answer to a question without casting a shadow of doubt on the results. Most scientific works are guided by the Continue reading

Thai massage basics

Thai massage is the oldest method of traditional Thai medicine. All of his techniques are a combination of pressure, stretching and twisting, that is, a complex system of action on the human body.

Pressure is a means of stimulating the energy channels, and twisting and stretching stimulate the muscles. Thai massage specialist tool – feet, hands, thumbs, elbows and knees. The calm pace and smooth movements characteristic of Thai massage exclude sharp pressing and stretching too strong.

Folk tradition calls the founder of Thai massage Jivaku Kumara Bhachu, who is also known by the name Shiuago Comparaj. He lived about 2500 years ago, was a doctor, a friend of Buddha. According to the theory Continue reading

Massage strengthens the immune system and helps fight viruses

More and more studies indicate that massage helps strengthen immunity during the rise in the incidence of SARS, influenza, and other infections and viruses.

Many people are now looking for ways to strengthen their health and immunity, and massage is a great help in this matter. According to many studies, massage increases the activity of the immune system. So, in 2015, scientists from the American Association of Massage Therapists worked with people whose immune system was weakened due to various factors. Massage did its job perfectly – just one classical massage session caused a significant increase in the activity of white blood cells, the main function of which is the fight against viruses. The activity of lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cells and play a key role in the formation of immunity, also increased significantly. Here’s what scientists say about this: Continue reading

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Muscle sprains and tears
Muscles, like any other soft tissues of our body, are easily damaged. Stretching muscles is a common trauma, damage to muscle fibers that occurs under the influence of excessive tensile…

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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 strengthens the immune system and helps fight viruses
More and more studies indicate that massage helps strengthen immunity during the rise in the incidence of SARS, influenza, and other infections and viruses. Many people are now looking for…

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Massage and self-rejection
How massage helps with eating disorders Nowadays, many people worry about their weight, volume and appearance. However, in some cases, this concern is rampant and becomes a problem that leads…

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