Cupping massage or cupping therapy is a kind of Chinese medicine that involves placing a series of cups across your body. You will have an evaluation meeting to discuss the kind of treatment you are seeking and for what reasons. A cupping massage therapist will use the cups over the affected areas with the intention of healing through the suction action. The practice is based on the theory that this balances the “chi” or life force through the body, as the area is healed through improved blood flow. What Does Cupping Massage Treat?  You can think of cupping as another type of massage therapy that is used to treat muscle pain and tension. Just like a Swedish massage or hot stone therapy, it’s merely another method of targeting specific areas to get the blood flowing, release pressure, and remove toxins via the lymphatic system. This ancient therapy may be used Continue reading →

When it comes to treating your body aches and pain, you may not want to continue relying on over-the-counter or prescription drugs. Thankfully, there are reliable treatment options and home remedies that can help you combat body aches and pain while doing some good for your body.   Physiotherapy   When dealing with recurring pain, you may be experiencing functionality issues with that area of your body. Whether it’s from an accident or prolonged misuse of that area, professional physiotherapy can help you develop, maintain, and restore movement to that area. Magnesium   Magnesium is a necessary mineral that can be easily absorbed by the body and can help ease muscle and joint pain. As a mineral needed to maintain muscle and nerve function, a lack of magnesium can cause achy areas and bodily discomfort. Try investing in magnesium supplements or lotion that can be applied to targeted areas.   Continue reading →

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 →

When you’re struggling with chronic pain, an inactive lifestyle can worsen muscle or health issues. That’s why a level of activity is instrumental in maintaining your health and aiding in recovery. Fortunately, there are 10 small and easy steps you can take to leading a more active lifestyle. Take it Slow Rome wasn’t built in a day. Going out and training for a half-marathon may be a little much. Instead, try incorporating a light exercise activity such as a daily walk outside at a manageable distance. Start Early Even if you’re not traditionally a morning person, doing physical activity in the early AM has many benefits beyond exercising in the evening. Rising early and heading to yoga or the gym gets your endorphins moving and sets the tone for the rest of your day. Know Your Limits Right out of the gate, you might be tempted to push yourself to Continue reading →

When we exercise, we deplete our stores of glycogen and break down our muscle and red blood cells. The result is that we need to recover. Nutrition plays a tremendous role in the body’s recovery processes. In this context, “recovery” can be defined as the return to a healthy state. To help achieve muscle recovery you should consume the foods known to have the desired positive effects. Important muscle recovery foods include:

Hot stone massage therapy is an increasingly popular modern method of relieving stress, reducing muscle stiffness, and boosting blood circulation. However, the use of smooth, hot stones to warm, relax, and therapeutically massage key points of the body is nothing new. In fact, it is something very ancient in its origins.

  Headaches are among the most common reasons patients visit their doctors, and tension headaches are the most common type experienced. What are the symptoms of a tension headache? – A “vise-like” sensation in the back of the head and neck – Pain in the head and neck area – Muscle contractions in the back of the neck – Headaches that happen later in the day What are the causes of tension headaches? Tension headaches have also been called “muscle contraction headaches.” Some causes include: – Stress – Mental or emotional conflict – Anger, either chronic or transient – Clenching the jaw – Intense, focused work – Low blood sugar or hunger – Depression – Anxiety – Acute or chronic sleep deprivation – Sleep apnea When medications aren’t enough or are contraindicated Although medications like aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen can help, they have side effects. You may not be able Continue reading →

What are natural therapies? Natural therapy refers to a broad range of treatments all of which are aimed at restoring or enhancing both physical and emotional well-being of patients without reverting to medication or conventional drugs. While drugs and medications are impressive and can be trusted to provide effective treatment for even the most serious ailments, many people would agree that they don’t provide all the answers. Some health conditions such as the common cold have caused humans problems for ages, but there are no medical solutions for it yet. One big advantage of natural therapies is that you, the patient will have more control over your treatment. Natural therapies also help relieve stress which is arguably the biggest cause of health issues in the modern age. The philosophy of natural alternatives is to maintaining harmony and balance of the body and mind while discovering and appreciating the complexity of Continue reading →