Top 6 Benefits of Hot Stone MassagesLeave a reply
A hot stone massage is the perfect ways to melt away your tension and stress, ease muscle pain and even increase your circulation. This type of massage therapy will give you a deeper sense of relaxation because water-heated stones are placed on key points of your body. How it Works With a hot stone massage, the direct heat of the hot stone will relax the muscle right where you need it. This allows your therapist to access deeper muscle layers in your body, giving you more relief. The Benefits There are many benefits to any type of massage, and hot stone is no different. Here are top 6 reasons to get a hot stone massage: 1. Relieves muscle pain and tension: Heat is often used to reduce muscle tension and soreness because it helps increase blood flow to the affected areas. Heat can also help improve flexibility and range of Continue reading →
Spinal Injury: Symptoms, Causes and PreventionLeave a reply
Spinal injuries are one of the most devastating injuries out there. Pain in affected limbs, numbness, loss of motor control, paralysis and even death can occur when the spinal cord is injured. Even though recovery from some spinal injuries is possible, the person suffering from one will often have weakness, numbness and lasting pain. To prevent spinal injuries from happening, take a look at the most popular causes, the signs and symptoms of them and how to safeguard yourself from suffering one. Causes Spinal injuries can be caused in a multitude of ways. The group at highest risk is men followed by persons between the ages of 14 to 30 years old. People over age 65 or have existing medical conditions are also at high risk. Anyone who partakes in risky activities like sports also raises their chance of a spinal injury. Common Accidents Resulting in Spinal Injury • Falls Continue reading →
3 Massage Therapy Techniques for AthletesLeave a reply
Sports massage therapy can be essential for athletes who need to recover from injury quickly. Everyday training can put the body under a lot of stress, which eventually contributes to pain and injuries. Various massage therapy techniques do effectively reduce muscle stiffness and help a speedy recovery. Here’s a few most-effective options for athletes. Acute Stretching Acute stretching is one of the best massage therapy techniques for athletes. The use of acute stretching prior to the beginning of a workout routine warms up the muscles, increases the range of motion and reduces the risk of injuries during a training session. While there are two camps when it comes to stretching before a workout, the benefits of the technique are becoming more widely accepted. Several clinical studies suggest that stretching before exercise plays a paramount role in injury prevention. The very same applies to chronic stretching after an exercise session is Continue reading →
Herniated Disc Treatment OptionsLeave a reply
Back pain is a common chronic condition in Canada, with approximately 4 out of 5 Canadians suffering from some type of occurrence in their lives. For a high percentage of those individuals, a herniated disc is to blame. Although some Canadians with a herniated disc will experience temporary pain that subsides in a short period of time, others suffer immense or ongoing pain and other complications that require professional herniated disc treatment. Fortunately, if you or your loved one is suffering from a herniated disc, there are numerous treatment options available.
Is the TENS Unit the at Home Solution For You?Leave a reply
If you suffer from chronic pain, you may feel like you’ve tried everything to get relief. If you don’t want to simply rely on pain medication, you could try using a TENS unit. Here’s a little information on what a TENS unit does and whether or not you’re a good candidate for using one. What TENS is and How it Works TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It works by sending electrical impulses through your skin to “short out” pain signals in your nerve endings, telling your brain to ignore your pain. It’s also believed that the units trigger your body to release its own natural pain relievers, endorphins. The electrical stimulation required to produce endorphins is fairly low, between 2-5Hz, and it can be a safe alternative to pain medication for some people. Using a TENS Machine TENS units typically consist of a small box or power source connected to small adhesive Continue reading →
Why You Should Choose Cold Laser TherapyLeave a reply
Lasers have been used for medical and therapy procedures since the mid 1960’s and new benefits for patients are still being found. Cold laser therapy can be a good treatment option for a variety of conditions from treating injuries to managing chronic conditions like back pain or arthritis. What is Cold Laser Therapy?
The Causes of Sciatica and How to Treat ItLeave a reply
Sciatica is a pain that only those who have experienced it can really understand. Not only can the level of pain be excruciating, but it can also affect movement and your ability to continue with day to day life. However, the picture is not all negative. The first step to improving your life is understanding the causes of sciatica and begin looking into the different treatment options that are available.
Health Benefits of Correcting Bad PostureLeave a reply
Bad posture can cause problems for your well-being in several ways. First of all, slumping over gives a weak and tired appearance as opposed to standing up straight, which looks more commanding. Good posture is also helpful for the performance of singers and athletes. But ultimately, there are deeper reasons why correcting bad posture is essential to your good health. Preventing Pain and Fatigue Good posture is a conscious skill that allows you to stand, walk and sit with the least amount of strain on your back, muscles and ligaments. When you stand up straight you are actually protecting several organs at one time and allowing them to function at an optimum level, whereas when you slump over you are causing the body to work harder, which can lead to painful muscle spasms. You can also breathe more properly with free air flow when you practice proper posture. Other reasons to maintain good Continue reading →
Herniated Disc Symptoms: What to Watch Out ForLeave a reply
Are you suffering from lower back or neck pain? Is the pain radiating to your leg or arm? You could be suffering from a herniated disc. In fact, many people have this condition without showing any of the herniated disc symptoms. So, they are unaware that they have a problem with their spine. Usually, the symptoms occur when the herniated disc presses on surrounding nerves. If this happens, the pain can be excruciating. Herniated Disc Symptoms Here are some of the symptoms that you should be looking out for.
What are the Causes of a Slipped Disc?Leave a reply
A disc is the cushioning layer that separates the vertebrae or bon rings of the spine. Discs consist of a tougher outer layer of connective tissue and a soft and pliable inner layer. When the circle of outer connective tissue breaks down, the soft inner layer starts swelling and ultimately pushes out applying pressure on the spinal nerves. Therefore, a slipped disc is a condition that occurs when a disk in the spine gets displaced from its normal position and presses on the nerve roots of the spinal cord. A slipped disc is often referred to as a protruded, herniated, or bulging disc. There is no single explanation why the outer layer surrounding the spine discs tears. One obvious cause of slipped discs is aging. As people get older, the discs of their spinal cord lose their water content and consequently their elasticity. This loss of elasticity increases the risk Continue reading →