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what sort of massages are involved in acupressure?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pressure on points: Acupressure massage utilizes pressure applied by the fingers or elbows to stimulate specific major acupuncture points on the body.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How do massages actually help?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Probably the most powerful effect of massage is to decrease stress hormones associated with pain and allow greater relaxation. They can certainly help with muscle spasm and tightness although are best done in conjunction with physical therapy if there is a specific muscular or orthopedic problem. I had a massage yesterday. If massages were mandatory, there would be a lot less anger and illness.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Are massages healthy?

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Dr. Hallie Robbins
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 31 years experience
Massage Health: Massages vary in type and intensity, but generally they are a healthy way to ease aches, soothe tight spots, improve circulation, promote relaxation, and provide therapeutic or caring touch. Care must be taken, though, to avoid massaging acute or infected wounds, swollen glands, cancerous regions, or unwilling participants.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How is it that people should get regular massages?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Personal: People with pain, edema from stroke or cancer, as well as minor stress related illnesses, tell of great benefits. Sports participants often feel it helps with recovery of extreme performance. Financial and time constraints often limit the commitment to regular massage, even when it is healthful and pleasurable.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Do getting massages help ice pick headaches?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Headaches: Massage may help with tension headache, "ice pick" headache could be a cluster headache and should be evaluatate.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Please point me to where i can go some massages that are just for relaxing?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Consider seeing a: massage therapist.

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