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Just like in any other sport, swimmers are prone to injury. Sports massage helps swimmers be healthy and strong, both mentally and physically, throughout the swimming season and beyond.Continue reading »
In order to provide the best possible care for someone coping with lupus, massage therapists need to build connections with their client’s care providers. A well-coordinated plan of care can support a client with a chronic, autoimmune disease. Massage therapy can be a piece of the plan and make a difference in the life of someone with lupus.Continue reading »
There is often the misconception that massage therapy is not appropriate for people living with cancer. However, modern day research shows us that this is an outdated belief. Massage can help clients who are living with cancer at various stages of their treatment and beyond. Across many situations, massage is not only safe, but beneficial at reducing the general discomforts of cancer, and combating the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.Continue reading »
Pediatric massage is a successful treatment for building health and resilience in children and families living with asthma.Continue reading »
Simple, short, compassionate massage sessions, both given and received by the aging population, can make a significant difference in their heart health.Continue reading »
In addition to its tragic impact on voluntary motor skills, Parkinson’s disease typically causes muscle stiffness and rigidity. Learn how bodywork can alleviate the symptoms of this increasingly common central nervous system disorder.Continue reading »
If you are following standard universal precautions, you have nothing to fear from working with clients who may be infected with HIV. The fact is, we practice universal precautions because we can never know who does, or does not, have HIV, hepatitis, or other infectious viruses. By ensuring we practice universal precautions equally with all clients, we avoid the risks of becoming infected ourselves and of creating a situation where cross-infection between clients is possible.Continue reading »
Aromatherapy massage is a safe, natural approach for effectively managing pain. Discover which painful conditions it can offer relief for, the best essential oils you should use, as well as four safety considerations to keep in mind.Continue reading »
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