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is a deep tissue massage have health benefits?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: It is generally used in chronic muscle tension or injury. It helps break up adhesions/scar tissue in the muscle, allowing it to relax. It can help release built up toxins in the muscle and increase circulation, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to enter the muscle. It can reduce chronic pain, blood pressure, and increase motion. It can improve posture and flexibility.

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Is it safe to get a massage during pregnancy?

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What does lymphatic massage therapy do?

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Improves Function: The lymph system removes cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria. The lymph system picks up fluids and waste products filters and cleans them. A lymph massage can be used to reduce swelling, help infections, may reduce scarring, improve circulation, etc. A facial is a common type of lymph massage.
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How is AC massage beneficial for paralysis?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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It helps: Massage therapy- regardless of which type is performed is beneficial for paralysis. Ac massage therapy offers some unique techniques. One of the major difficulties of paralysis is muscle spasticity and rigidity due to degeneration of the spinal cord tracts at the area of injury. Stretch and massage help ease some of this muscle tension. Give it a try!
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Can massage help to improve torticollis?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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Not really: Only real help comes from Botox injections.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What do breast tissue expanders look or feel like?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
They are essentially: ...Empty translucent rubbery balloons with a valve built into the wall that can been accessed through the skin with a needle to fill them with saline and gradually expand a new breast mound into being. They usually feel quite firm while being expanded but newer techniques keep them soft once the permanent device is placed.

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