How to Get Your Health Insurance to Cover Your Medical Massages

It is common knowledge and widely accepted that medical massage therapy is a treatment to relieve mental stress and muscle tension.  What you may not know, is that medical massage therapy is known to help alleviate many painful and chronic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, whiplash, gout, and carpal tunnel syndrome.  For millions of people, medical massage therapy is not just a way to de-stress the body and the mind, but is also an effective treatment to reduce symptoms...

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Top 5 Ways Sports Massage Therapy Benefits Runners

It does not matter if you run in competition, for a cause, to relieve stress, or just for fun, because below are the top ways that sports massage therapy will benefit all runners. Fatigue will be reduced. Instead of feeling like collapsing after a long run, adding regular sports massages to your routine will leave you feeling more energized and empowered, to go farther and increase the intensity of your overall workout routine. Blood flow increases, since sports massage is...

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CrossFit’s Dirty Little Secret (and what to do about it)

Crossfit and Massage Therapy

If you haven’t heard the latest, here goes: Crossfit has been linked to some pretty severe cases of Rhabdomyalysis as of late. In this article, we will tell you all about the disease and how to potentially avoid this (or any other muscular dysfunction) in the future as you lift your way to new PR’s. Here goes! Rhabdomyolysis  is a serious condition that is related the to injury of the muscles.  Muscle fibers die and release dangerous substances into the...

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Medical Massage for Bursitis

Bursitis occurs when a bursa (a small fluid-filled sac located within joints, to keep them lubricated and functioning properly) becomes inflamed, and causes pain and limited range of motion.  There are over 150 bursa sacs within the human body, and they are situated where muscles and tendons slide across the bone.  Bursa creates a frictionless gliding movement and helps to maintain painless daily movement.  When bursitis occurs, regular movement becomes painful and challenging.  Usually, large joints such as shoulders, elbows,...

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Kinesiotaping Benefits

Kinesiotaping Benefits

  Kinesiotaping was developed in the late 1970s by Kenzo Kase, who is not only a chiropractor, licensed acupuncturist, but also a moxibustion therapist. He went about to develop Kinesio tape, because he wanted his patients to have long lasting relief (between appointments). This tape is usually latex-free, which is great news for the many people that may be allergic to latex-based products. Kinesio taping has been around for decades (which may surprise many individuals), and when applied correctly, can...

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6 Ways to Naturally Treat Your Psoriasis

6 Ways to Naturally Treat Your Psoriasis

Psoriasis is when skin becomes inflamed, resulting in red, thick and itchy patches of skin (usually located on the scalp, back, knees and elbows).  Both sexes, usually between the ages of 15 and 30, can be affected with psoriasis.  This is not a contagious disorder and although the exact cause is not known, there are a few factors that can contribute to an outbreak of psoriasis.  Stress, obesity, heredity, change in weather, allergic reaction to medication, alcohol consumption and a...

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Beginner’s Guide to Eating Clean

Beginner's Guide to Eating Clean - E-motion Sports Massage

It is easier to explain what eating clean is not, rather than what it is.  It is not a calorie restriction diet, it is not about depriving yourself of delicious foods and most importantly, it is not about perfection.  If you following the guidelines listed below more than 75% of the time, you are on the right track to eating clean. Basically, when choosing to eat clean, you are making a choice to minimize processed foods (like candy bars and...

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What’s the Deal with the Chinese Cupping?

  What's the Deal with Chinese Cupping? Chinese cupping has been around for centuries, and today it is still used to effectively treat stress and remove harmful toxins from the body. Traditionally, this type of alternative healing method has been used on individuals that suffer with a chronic cough or chest congestion. Cupping is an effective treatment in eliminating pain associated with arthritis, as well as ailments that involved the lungs and stomach. In addition, Chinese cupping is used to...

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How to Tell When You are Not Getting Enough Sleep

How to Tell When You are Not Getting Enough Sleep

How to Tell When You are Not Getting Enough Sleep More than 10% of the United States population experience chronic insomnia and according to a neurologist at the UCLA’s Sleep Disorder Center, if you do not feel refreshed after a nights rest, then you are more than likely not getting enough quality sleep. In general, most people require 71/2 to 81/2 hours of sleep per night.  A few questions to ask yourself to determine if you are getting less than...

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Self-Massage Guide: Legs

Self-Massage Guide

Self Massage Guide: Legs Whether your legs are tired from being exercised (walking, standing, cycling), need to get blood flowing, because you may have been sitting behind a desk for eight-plus hours or they just want to feel relaxed – daily massaging of your own legs helps to reduce stress, pain, swelling and fatigue. Also, unsightly cellulite may be reduced for more attractive looking legs. In addition, when self-massaging legs, the lymphatic system is stimulated. The lymphatic system helps the...

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