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Neck Pain and Massage

Proven to be effective for neck pain, massage therapy is based on the fact that the soft tissues respond to touch. Myofascial (soft tissue) pain is where most pain conditions originate. Trigger points are hypersensitive points in muscles, which radiate or refer pain to various parts of the body, can be the root cause of many conditions.Muscles not only move joints, they stabilize them, and...

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Health Care Professionals Referral Networking

NW Pain Relief has been working on a project to create a large networking group of open-minded health professionals. This group has grown to over one hundred members in less than six months. The group, Health Care Professionals Referral Networking (HCPRN.org), is working to create a non-profit organization dedicated to providing networking events and business related workshops for health...

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Can massage help Achilles Tendonitis?

In the September 2006 Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, researchers found that applying strain-counterstrain techniques, a injury treatment method commonly used in massage, on the soleus of those with Achilles tendonitis produced a 23.1 percent decrease in localized stress. The largest tendon in the body, the achilles tendon attaches to the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles of the...

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What Is Reiki?

A type of energy bodywork, reiki (pronounced ray-key) relies on the ancient belief in the life force energy, referred to as chi, that flows through all things. This life force runs throughout pathways in the body called meridians, nourishing organs and cells and supporting vital functions. When this energy is disrupted by negative thoughts, feelings or actions, illness and disease result. A reiki...

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Massage for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Click here to read the article. “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms are lessened following massage┬átherapy” Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies in 2004. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common repetitive stress disorder now more than ever because of the amount of time people spend doing repetitive activities. This painful condition is common for people who spend a lot of time at a...

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April 2011 – Massage and Acupuncture for Stress

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