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Does olive oil massage help penis growth and strength?

Does olive oil massage help penis growth and strength?

Olive oil rubs: Sorry--- olive oil or any other oil will not increase the size of your penis or strength. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aromatherapy (Definition)

"Aromatherapy is used in a wide range of settings -- from health spas to hospitals -- to treat a variety of conditions. In general, it seems to relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation. Several clinical studies suggest that when essential oils (particularly rose, lavender, and frankincense) were used by qualified midwives, pregnant women felt less anxiety and fear, had a stronger sense of well-being, and had less need for pain medications during delivery. Many women also report that peppermint oil relieves nausea and ...Read more


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Is the bath and body works sleep aromatherapy effective in aiding sleep?

Is the bath and body works sleep aromatherapy effective in aiding sleep?

I don't know: Aromatherapy is believed to impact sleep through relaxation & sedative effects. Lavender Essential oil is reported to ^ depth of sleep & Chamomile essential oil has also been shown to be beneficial. ...Read more

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If massage benefits pain relief, does fancy massage oil enhance those effects at all?

If massage benefits  pain relief, does fancy massage oil enhance those effects at all?

Not necessarily: Massage can be useful in managing myofascial type pain. It promotes relaxing spastic muscles and may also improve blood flow in the muscle. The latter can further enhance tissue healing if there is injury to the muscle. Adding oil may enhance the experience and decrease rough friction on the skin which may be irritating otherwise. However, it may not directly improve the benefit on its own. ...Read more

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Does taking a hot shower help release muscle tension?

Does taking a hot shower help release muscle  tension?

Yes to some extent: It sooths the muscles and helps them relax reducing tension. ...Read more

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Can massages release harmful toxins into the body?

Can massages release harmful toxins into the body?

In theory yes, but..: One could conceive of a way in which rubbing your muscles vigorously might cause muscle waste products to leak into your circulation--so does exercising. But you do not need to buy anything fancy to detox that. Your kidneys, if healthy, do an excellent job of cleaning your blood by themselves. All you need is water to ensure that you are well hydrated. Your body will do the rest. ...Read more

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Is using massage oil effective during a breast enlargement massage?

Is using massage oil effective during a breast enlargement massage?

No : Oils and massages will not enlarge breasts. The breasts enlarge naturally with weight gain, puberty, pregnancy and breast-feeding. Some oral contraceptives can be associated with increase in breast size in some women (sometimes). Building up pectoral muscles can lead to the breasts sitting on the chest wall in a manner that is attractive but will not increase cup size. ...Read more

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Does using ylang ylang oil for breast massage cause nipple hair growth?

Does using ylang ylang oil for breast massage cause nipple hair growth?

NO: It would be highly unlikely that a homeopathic oil would cause hair growth (for if it did , we could make millions !). ...Read more

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Is full body massage dangerous in pregnancy? Thigh and back massage?

Is full body massage dangerous in pregnancy? Thigh and back massage?

Massage & pregnancy: Let message therapist know about pregnant state. Would probably be safest to avoid deep tissue work at this time. ...Read more

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Any opinions on a detox bath? Detoxifying your body by laying in a tub with epson salt, ginger, baking soda, and essential oils?

Any opinions on a detox bath? Detoxifying your body by laying in a tub with epson salt, ginger, baking soda, and essential oils?

Reasonable to try: There is not much research on this topic, but epsom salt baths are a proven way to get magnesium into our bodies, which most people need more of. Baking soda and essential oils are said to help our bodies to detoxify and I have many patients who tell me they do feel better if they do this when feeling toxic. There is certainly no harm in trying. At the very least soaking in a warm tub is relaxing! ...Read more

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Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...Read more

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Do breast-enlarging massages actually work?

Do breast-enlarging massages actually work?

Probably not.: The ligaments that support your breasts and the skin may stretch, but the volume of your breasts will not change with massage. The only proven way to enlarge breasts is with either implants or fat grafts. ...Read more

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What are some natural scent relaxers (aroma therapy homemade)?

What are some natural scent relaxers (aroma therapy homemade)?

Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy is a technique in which essential oils from plants are used with the intention of preventing or treating illness, reducing stress, or enhancing well-being. There are many scented products like potpourri, etc, but aroma therapy uses stronger concentrates directly from the plants. Common ones include lavender for sleep & relaxation, and lemon balm to reduce agitation in dementia. ...Read more

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Which is easier on the body: hatha or ashtanga yoga?

Which is easier on the body: hatha or ashtanga yoga?

Hatha: Hatha yoga is probably easier on the body. Here is an article about the differences: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/356672-difference-between-hatha-yoga-ashtanga-yoga/ as with any yoga class, you should only do what is comfortable for you. Don't compete with others in the class. ...Read more

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Any tips on good stretching techniques, full body preferably?

Any tips on good stretching techniques,  full body preferably?

With : Access to the internet you can research any and all stretching techniques available. Also yoga and other classes perform great stretching guidelines. Find what fits you best. ...Read more

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Does facial massage sound very beneficial?

Yes: Facial massage can be useful to decrease anxiety, help with headaches and enhance overall well being. Some people love it and others do not like having their face touched in this way. ...Read more