Stimulating Essential Oils
It's no secret that aromatherapy is a great way to relax and relieve nervous tension. But sometimes clients come to us complaining of pain, but oils with a sedative effect…

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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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Why self-care is so important to a massage therapist
In my seminars on orthopedics and massage, which I hold around the world, I always put emphasis on the importance of taking care of one's own health in the life…

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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

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

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

Sophia Loren: the secrets of harmony
Tilt to the feet Standing, lean forward, knees are straightened, head and arms hang down, fingers touch the floor. You should feel how the muscles of your back and legs…

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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…

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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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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…

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