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ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a medical condition that affects how well someone can sit still, focus, and pay attention. People with ADHD have differences in the parts of their brains that control attention and activity. This means that they may have trouble focusing on some tasks and subjects. ADHD includes a combination of persistent …

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(RSL) Massage for Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome

(RSL) Restless Legs Syndrome Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that causes an urge to move the legs. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) describes the condition where leg sensations cause an almost irresistible urge to move the lower limbs, usually …

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Stress

  Stress and Anxiety Research Mayo Clinic Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for: Anxiety. … Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered …

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Massage and Integrative Medicine

  It is the position of AMTA that IM has a therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient… focus more on maintaining health instead of simply treating illness and disease.  What is (IM) Integrative Medicine? Integrative Medicine (IM) is healing oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between …

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Myofascial Trigger Point Massage

[mī·ōfa′shē·əl] “pertaining to a muscle and its sheath of connective tissue, or fascia.” Myofascial trigger points, also known as trigger points, are described as hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle. They are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response and has a referred pain pattern. …

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Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is the most popular type …

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Sports Stretch Massage, Fascial Stretch FST & Self Stretching

Receiving Sports Stretch Massage, Fascial Stretch FST & Self Stretching can be extremely relaxing and therapeutically beneficial! Position Statement It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that those who participate in exercise programs, as well as athletes in training, can benefit from massage therapy. Sports Stretch Over time, an accumulation of …

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