Benefits of Massage
The RMTAO shares how massage therapy can help you in your everyday life!
In this episode of The Model Health Show we’re looking at the many benefits of massage therapy. Massage has been clinically proven to help reduce depression and anxiety, improve hormone function, and boost the immune system.
In this brief video, you’ll learn about how Canadian researchers have found that massage therapy helps relieve pain in damaged muscles by sending anti-inflammation messages to muscle cells.
Although there are a variety of forms of cupping, silicone cupping is more popular for massage therapy. The cupping process is known to release stagnant blood and lymph to flow freely. This increase in the body’s circulation results in oxygen and nutrients movement to all those tight muscles to feed them and promote healing and detox. Read more in this article by Healthworks.
Our very own clinic owner, Karyn Hughes, co-authored a great article with Julia Monorchio of Nurturing Nomad which debunks the 6 most common myths about pregnancy massage. Learn more about:
- Massage in the first trimester
- Third trimester massage & inducing labour
- Feet/ankle massage during pregnancy
- Position for massage during pregnancy
- Effect of massaging a pregnant belly
- Role of massage on optimal fetal positioning
If you have scar tissue resulting from injury or surgery, scar tissue massage & management is beneficial and essential in ensuring normal range of motion, strength & mobility are restored to the tissue. This article brought to us by Very Well Health explains this beautifully!
Acupuncture Canada has pulled together everything you need to know about acupuncture in one, super user-friendly page. Here you can learn:
- what acupuncture is
- what to expect
- if it’s for you
- if it’s covered
- choosing a practitioner
- regulation & education
- plus they have an FAQ section
This gentle massage technique “assists the lymphatic system in maintaining the body’s fluid balance, blood circulation, and immune mechanisms. It can be used in the treatment of:
- Pain relief
- Digestive problems Hormonal imbalances Skin conditions (such as acne and rosacea)
- And more…
Although this article is written for massage therapists as the audience, it is an excellent explanation of what trigger point therapy is & what it can be use for.
“A trigger point is believed to be a localized spasm or knot in the muscle fiber that may cause pain to be referred to other, more distant parts of the body.” They can play a role in manycommon conditions that involve chronic pain including:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Low back pain
- Trigger finger
- Frozen shoulder, to name a few
Therapeutic breast massage can be beneficial for any woman. Here are a few of the benefits:
- Increased circulation of blood and lymph
- Reduced congestion in breast tissue
- Relief from mastalgia (breast pain)
- Improved posture
- Restored range of motion in the upper body
Learn more in this excellent article from The Chopra Center!
Craniosacral Therapy is becoming a treatment of choice in areas of pain, rehabilitation and neurology. Learn more about this gentle, non-invasive technique and the wide array of issues it can be used to treat.
This article provides an overview of two very common massage techniques: Swedish massage & deep tissue massage.
“Rhythmic movements are gentle rocking and reflex integration movements that stimulate neural pathways and promote learning, emotional balance and ease of movement. RMTi is an effective way to help with symptoms of ADD/ADHD, learning challenges, autism and behavioral/emotional imbalances without the use of drugs.” Learn more about this treatment option here!
This video is about Myofascial Release and how it works; as taught by John F. Barnes, PT.