Using Bodywork to Manage and Treat Posttraumatic Stress
Massage can help treat mental health concerns as well as physical issues. Those experiencing PTSD, for example, may benefit greatly from massage therapy.
Protocols of Palpation: Basic Methodology to Guide Your Practice
Palpation techniques, which allow massage practitioners to perform a baseline assessment of a client’s body, make up the cornerstone of any massage therapy practice. Though specific palpation techniques may differ depending on the therapist…
Can Massage Therapy Be Used to Treat Lupus?
Massage therapy should never be used as a primary lupus treatment, but it can help relieve symptoms, when a doctor approves its use, in many people with lupus.
Massage Therapy: Alternative Treatment for Migraine Headaches?
Migraine headaches, a common ailment, can be severe and debilitating. Research shows massage therapy may be a promising alternative to migraine medication.
5 Ways Massage Therapy Can Help with Rehabilitation after Stroke
Research is still being conducted, but anecdotal evidence suggests massage therapy shows promise as a beneficial part of chronic care for stroke recovery.
Drawing from both Eastern and Western practices and theory, polarity therapy aims to restore physical and energetic balance in the body. The modality, classified as a biofield treatment by the scientific and medical communities, is based on…
The Benefits of Massage Therapy for High-Stress Professions
Massage therapy, widely recognized as an effective treatment for injuries and pain, is also known to lead to improved relaxation and greater overall well-being. But massage can be applied broadly, and its benefits are not only physical.…
Massage Leaving You Anxious? 12 Potential Red Flags in Massage Therapy
A massage should relieve tension and help you relax. If you feel uncomfortable or unsettled after your massage, something may not be quite right.
Quantum-Touch, a form of energy healing similar to reiki, aims to bring the body’s energy into an optimal state through the use of a system of meditations and patterned breathing. This approach can be combined with other massage techniques…