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Daily Archives: November 2010

Altitude Sickness Basics for Bodyworkers

Every year, many of the millions of people who head to the mountains for their vacation get sick. If you’re a massage therapist at a resort location over 8,000 feet, make sure you are familiar with the common and potentially fatal affliction of altitude sickness.

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Essential Oils Assist in Reducing Sciatica

While the term sciatica is still used occasionally by the general public to describe leg pain that radiates down from the hip, it is not a term used as much in modern day health care, because the many possible causes of this annoying and sometimes debilitating pain are attributed to several origins other than sciatic nerve impingement. Learn how the use of essential oils can help to ease the discomfort of this age-old complaint.

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Migraines With Aura Show Increased Health Risk

A recently completed study has shown that people who suffer from migraines with aura are at a greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or stroke than those who have non-migraine headaches, or migraines without the associated aura occurrence. Research has also shown that massage therapy and various massage techniques can help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines.

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