Top 10 Benefits of Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapy Sitting at a desk all day doesn’t feel like hard work. Yet office work can take a hidden toll on the body. Back pain due to an uncomfortable or poorly-made chair and repetitive stress injury from hours of typing or writing are just two of the problems many desk workers face. And daily stress can have long-term physical and psychological ramifications. There are steps you can take to counter the negative physical impact of sitting at a desk all day long. Take short but regular walk breaks. Be sure that you have a comfortable chair, and that it is the right height for your desk. Drink plenty of water and maintain a regular exercise routine. And while one technique can’t be done daily, it should be incorporated into…
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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a specialized type of massage therapy designed to boost the immune system and help the body properly dispose of toxins and waste. This powerful technique can be highly effective in helping many patients recovery from surgery. It is also ideal for anyone seeking to stimulate a natural detoxification. It can be used as a stand-alone technique or in conjunction with other types of massage therapy. In order to make sure that your Lymphatic Drainage Massage is as safe, effective, and enjoyable as possible, we encourage all patients to use these tips to prepare themselves for their massage session. It is especially important to follow the instructions provided directly by your licensed massage therapist, as well as by your doctor or any other…
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Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment after Plastic Surgery

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Lymphedema Treatment to Reduce Swelling Cosmetic surgery can be a great way to achieve the figure you have always dreamed about. When coupled with a healthy lifestyle, good diet, and regular exercise, liposuction or a tummy tuck, for instance, can help you get rid of those unsightly lumps and bumps that have been undermining your shapely physique. As with all surgeries, however, cosmetic procedures do entail the potential for unwanted complications. One of the most common post-surgical complications is a condition known as lymphedema. While lymphedema can occur after any surgical procedure, it is especially problematic after surgeries that involve the removal of lymph nodes or disruption of the lymph system, especially in the abdominal area. Therefore, if you are facing surgery for cancer such as mastectomy, or a cosmetic…
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Massage Therapy Can Help Relieve Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Symptoms

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What is Parkinson's disease? Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. Parkinson's symptoms usually begin gradually and get worse over time. As the disease progresses, people may have difficulty walking and talking. Symptoms people may experience with Parkinson's disease: Tremor: can occur at rest, in the hands, limbs, or can be postural Muscular: stiff muscles, difficulty standing, difficulty walking, difficulty with bodily movements, involuntary movements, muscle rigidity, problems with coordination, rhythmic muscle contractions, slow bodily movement, or slow shuffling gait Sleep: early awakening, nightmares, restless sleep, or sleep disturbances Whole body: fatigue, dizziness, poor balance, or restlessness Cognitive: amnesia, confusion in the evening hours, dementia, or difficulty thinking and understanding Speech: difficulty speaking, soft speech, or voice box spasms…
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The Importance of Lymphatic Drainage Massage After Plastic Surgery

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage  After a surgical procedure, you want nothing more than to return to health as quickly as possible. Yet recovery after surgery can be challenging. As your body begins the healing process, the discomfort and swelling can feel unbearable. Luckily, there are tools to help your body’s natural ability to heal. Correctly managing your post-surgical pain, for instance, will help you move more easily as you get out of bed and start down the road to recovery. It is important to always follow your surgeon’s post-surgical instructions closely, so you don’t do too much too quickly, however. Addressing excessive swelling can play an important role in post-surgical recovery as well. A specialized massage technique known as lymphatic drainage massage, or manual lymph drainage (MLD), is often recommended as…
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