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Deep Compression Massage

Deep Compression Massage

General benefits of deep compression massage
Physical relaxation
Improved circulation, which nourishes cells and improves waste elimination
Relief for tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains
Release of nerve compression (carpal tunnel, sciatica)
Greater flexibility and range of motion
Enhanced energy and vitality
Some clinical styles may help heal scar tissue as well as tendon, ligament, and muscle tears
What specific conditions can massage therapy help?
Massage therapy may help the body in many ways. Massage can relax muscle tissue, which may lead to decreased nerve compression, increased joint space, and range of motion. This may lead to reduced pain and improved function.

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TMJ syndrome Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Massage, TMJ Trigger Point Massage

TMJ syndrome Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Massage, TMJ Trigger Point Massage

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD or TMJD), also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome and temporomandibular disorder among others, is an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the muscles of mastication (the muscles that move the jaw) and the temporomandibular joints (the joints which connect the mandible to the skull). The most important feature is pain, followed by restricted mandibular movement,[1] and noises from the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) during jaw movement. Although TMD is not life-threatening, it can be detrimental to the quality of life,[2] because the symptoms can become chronic and difficult to manage. About 20% to 30% of the adult population are affected to some degree.[3] Usually, people affected by TMD are between 20 and 40 years of age,[2] and it is more common in females than males.[4] TMD is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain (i.e. toothache).[5]

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The Most Famous Accupressure Point: What Does It, LI #4 Large Intestine point #4, really do?

The Most Famous Accupressure Point: What Does It, LI #4 Large Intestine point #4, really do?

Yes, that point, Large Intestine point #4, is great for headaches, as well as a number of other ailments, many of which strike athletes in particular.

First and foremost, let’s locate the point accurately. The actual anatomic description of location reads as follows, “On the dorsum of the hand, between the first and second metacarpal bones, approximately in the middle of the second metacarpal bone on the radial side.”

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Cupping for Athletes

Cupping for Athletes

Throughout history, there have been many eastern and western forms of medicine that have come and gone. Some have survived the test of time. Others have been considered to be more “trendy” while other techniques are meant to repeat themselves over time.

Today, myofascial decompression, better known as cupping, has made a return to western society, especially in physical therapy and athletic training room settings. 

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