Many mums these days attend classes to learn techniques for a very special type of massage – infant massage. Madison Lozan shed some light on this increasingly popular therapy.
There are many perks you and your child can receive from baby massage. It’s relaxing, calming and helps to develop a routine.
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While studies over the years have shown that humans, like other mammals, enjoy being touched gently, it still isn’t clear why people enjoy receiving a massage.
However, a new study revealed neurons in mice that fire up a response in the brain when they are gently stroked. LiveScience reported on the findings.
If you’ve ever felt like you couldn’t wait for your massage to be over, you’ve probably chosen the wrong massage style for your needs! There are so many different types of massage out there, it can be difficult to choose the right one that suits you.
Touch Point mobile massage detailed some of the most popular massage styles:
Thai massage - This massage uses passive stretching and deep pressure so it’s great for relieving muscular tension and helps you to relax and relieve stress. Usually no oil is used.
Massage therapy has increased in popularity over the years as a treatment for children with autism. According to Janet Meydam in her article for Autism Daily, Massage Therapists that work in this field provide deep pressure massage and avoid light touch.
Therapists also teach the parents of these children useful massage techniques to use before bedtime. It is claimed that massage releases serotonin in the brain, which gives a sense of well being. Many parents and Therapists have reported positive results from using this form of therapy.
Massage therapy offers a multitude of health benefits, Science Daily reported. An expert from the University of Alabama at Birmingham says massage can be used to lower blood pressure, enhance skin tone, help prevent colds and much more.
Arnold Kelly is a licensed Massage Therapist. He says there are two main types of benefits people receive from massage – immediate and cumulative.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information shared the results of an experiment to test whether massage therapy reduces the symptoms of depression in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
The subjects were randomised and were either given Swedish massage or put into one of two control groups – touch or no intervention for a period of eight weeks.
According to an article by NPS MedicineWise, four out of five Australians will suffer from lower back pain at some stage in their lives.
For most people it will last only a few days or weeks, but for some people it can last for months.
According to a new study, combining massage with eccentric elastic resistance helps reduce hamstring tightness and improve flexibility.
The new research looked specifically at the effects that deep stripping massage strokes (DSMS) had on hamstring tightness, both alone and when combined with eccentric resistance on the hamstring length and strength.
Many young people today want the quick fix – they want to lose weight overnight or bulk up in a short period of time. The fact is, excessive training can put undue stress on their spine and muscles.
Massage therapist Debbie Roberts described one of her young patient’s training woes in Massage Today.