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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Ayurvedic oil massage
Experience suggests that people react to different types of sensory signals in different ways. So, for some, sound has a particularly strong effect, so these people are most susceptible to…

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Headache and injuries of the ligaments of the cervical vertebrae
Question: True or not: headaches can occur due to damage to the ligaments of the vertebrae C5, C6 and C7. Answer: A reflected headache usually occurs only when the ligaments…

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The nature of the dislocation of the shoulder joint

Everyone knows that the shoulder joint is the loosest of the joints of the human body and no other can be compared with it in mobility. At the same time, its structure is very unstable – basically, this joint is supported by soft tissues that control its movements and at the same time limit them. Due to such high mobility, the shoulder joint is susceptible to various injuries, especially if the load falls on it at the moment when it is in an unfavorable position from the point of view of biomechanics of movements.

One of these injuries is a dislocation of the shoulder joint, that is, the exit of the head of the humerus from the articular cavity of the scapula. With a dislocation, the soft tissues of the shoulder supporting the joint Continue reading

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 are not suitable for them: for example, after a session they immediately need to work. Then stimulating essential oils come to our aid.

In addition, their effects will be most welcome when working with clients suffering from arthritis. These oils have a pronounced aroma, they improve blood circulation, remove body waste products, warm and give strength – their therapeutic properties are great for use in sports massage!

Essential oils with a stimulating effect no less than relaxing. Basil, laurel, birch, black pepper, cloves, Continue reading

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 should not cause pain. However, joint pain is a common problem, not only among our clients, but also ourselves – massage therapists and manual therapists.

Today I will tell you about a couple of simple tests that will help you make the right diagnosis for a client who comes with complaints of pain in the hands. To get started, try all the tests I have proposed on yourself – this is a great way to feel these movements yourself and understand what strength and pressure should be Continue reading

“The effect of massage on the human body”
Probably everyone who has at least an approximate idea of ​​a procedure such as massage knows that massage is good. Massage relaxes or tones, heals, strengthens, improves, etc. etc. Thousands…

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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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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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Essential oils and emotions
We all heard about the various therapeutic effects of essential oils: some help fight colds and infections, others have an antibacterial effect, others invigorate and make us more attentive ...…

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