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Stretching: Focus on flexibility

By Mayo Clinic staff Stretching essentials Before you plunge into stretching, make sure you do it safely and effectively. While you can stretch anytime, anywhere — in your home, at work, in a hotel room or at the park — you want to be sure to use proper technique. Stretching incorrectly can actually do more […]

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Can Massage Help Cancer Syptoms?

Guest Author: Melanie L. Bowen Alleviate Cancer Symptoms and Boost Quality of Life through Massage Therapy No matter what way you spin it, being diagnosed with any form of cancer is an alarming and typically uneasy feeling. According to recent studies, the leading cause of death for Americans aged 35 to 64 is cancer. Moreover, […]

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Ice or Heat for Sore Muscles?

What’s Best for Sore Muscles: Heat or Ice? by Laura Schwecherl Working out does the body good, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows once those supersets are through. Muscle soreness annoys most athletes, which could be a (literal) pain in the butt. But when it comes to optimal recovery, is post-workout heat or ice […]

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How Skiers Can Prevent Knee Injuries

Female skiers are four to six times more likely than men to damage the main ligaments in their knees, mostly due to skeletal and muscle mechanics. Fortunately, some preventative steps can be taken to avoid injury and often, surgery. Pro-skier Michelle Parker describes the exercises that she underwent during extensive physical therapy after her knee […]

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Outsmart Holiday Stress

http://www.amtamassage.org/articles/4/eTouch/detail/2509 Managing stress, especially during the chaotic holiday season, can be key to maintaining your overall health. The importance of taking time out to get a massage every month cannot be underestimated. During the in-between time, however, here are a few tips to help you manage stress. Make a list. For many of us, the […]

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Study: Massage Helps Treat Low Back Pain

July 5, 2011 — Massage may be serious medicine, at least when it comes to treating persistent low back pain, a new study shows. Low back pain is one of the top reasons people seek medical attention in the U.S., and it is notoriously tough to treat. Studies show very few medical therapies, from medications […]