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Doc thinks very tight SCM muscle is the cause of dizziness. Stretching daily, 2x week massage therapy for 2 weeks, still bad. How long to get relief?

Doc thinks very tight SCM muscle is the cause of dizziness. Stretching daily, 2x week massage therapy for 2 weeks, still bad. How long to get relief?

Depends: It depends on the specific cause. Having a tight SCM does not directly cause dizziness, but there are conditions that can cause a tight SCM and dizziness. It is somewhat a generalization, but most dizziness is either middle ear or intracranial related or from a system is cause such as low blood pressure, medication reaction, cardiac source etc. So, primary diagnosis must first be pursued. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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Which types of massage therapy can treat adhd?

Which types of massage therapy can treat adhd?

None: There is no evidence scientifically or otherwise that massage therapy helps add/adhd.Anxiety, for example yes, but not add. See a trained doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if ohip covers anything like massage therapy to treat bad posture caused by scoliosis?

Can you tell me if ohip covers anything like massage therapy to treat bad posture caused by scoliosis?

OHIP: Would recommend contacting Ontario Health Insurance Plan directly to find out what is covered. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I treat lower back pain with massage therapy techniques?

How can I treat lower back pain with massage therapy techniques?

Sure: Many people find relief with massage therapy. Ask questions about the technique your therapist uses, and if it hurts, speak up. Unfortunately, many people only get temporarily relief from massage. ...Read more

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Treated a long standing pain and numbness at right scapula with chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Pain moved to the front of shoulder?

Treated a long standing pain and numbness at right scapula with chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Pain moved to the front of shoulder?

Ortho eval: Shoulder mri, and general medical evaluation is what I would recommend. I think you need to increase the level of commitment to finding the cause. ...Read more

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Recently treated for benign vertigo with physical therapy. Can I safely ride on a plane for very long flight to africa?

Recently treated for benign vertigo with physical therapy. Can I safely ride on a plane for very long flight to africa?

Yes: Depending on how long ago you had the manipulation you may need to keep your head fairly still for a day or two. Otherwise you can fly without fear. ...Read more

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Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of sports massage therapy for athletes?

What are the benefits of sports massage therapy for athletes?

Loosening tight musc: It. Loosens tight muscles, aids with spasm, relaxes you, etc. Muscles glide on fascia, a slippery connective tissue, which also can become irritated or inflammed. It helps this as well. Finally, painful muscle, when pressed hard at the point of pain (called acupressure) will alleviate the pain afterwards and prevent spasm! ...Read more

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What is the difference between physical therapy and massage therapy?

What is the difference between physical therapy and massage therapy?

Lots: Massage therapy involves the placement of the hands on the patient for a variety of reasons. There are many different types of massage just as there are many different types of pt. Pt and massage can overlap a bit but in general a physical therapist has more training than a massage therapist and are trained in the rehabilitation of a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy and stretching be used to improve flexibility in my hips?

Can massage therapy and stretching be used to improve flexibility in my hips?

Yes, unless...: In most people, massage and stretching can improve the flexibility of any joint in the body. If there is an abnormality or disease process that interferes with the joint, the improvement may be limited. ...Read more

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What type of massage therapy focuses specifically on correcting muscle knots?

What type of massage therapy focuses specifically on correcting muscle knots?

Accupressure: Accupressure therapies focus on reducing muscle pain secondary to knots. Range of motion exercises then address underlying tightness that can lead to muscle knots. ...Read more

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I know that having an erectiion occur during massage therapy is common, but can someone tell me how the therapist may feel about it?

I know that having an erectiion occur during massage therapy is common, but can someone tell me how the therapist may feel about it?

Erection: Wrong Time: Hi

any professional massage therapist is very aware of this common occurrence and should handle the situation with dignity. In most instances the massage just continues.

With repeated massages the novelty wears off a bit and this unexpected erections don't occur as often.

Please do not let this worry keep you from this important treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best massage therapy?

What is the best massage therapy?

That depends: That depends on your needs. Yoni can enhance sexuality & help with sexual trauma. Kriya is very eclectic – your needs dictate which of many approaches is used. Deep tissue work is good for breaking down muscular scar tissue. Balanese and tantra are good with mind- body balance. Etc…. ...Read more

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What are the medical benefits to massage therapy?

What are the medical benefits to massage therapy?

Many: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more

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What does lymphatic massage therapy do?

What does lymphatic massage therapy do?

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. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy relieve carpal therapy?

Can massage therapy relieve carpal therapy?

Carpal tunnel: Maybe. Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use, like driving or keyboard typing. Diabetes or obesity increases risk of onset. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. ...Read more

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What are health benefits of massage therapy?

What are health benefits of massage therapy?

Many.: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is massage therapy right for me?

Docs can you explain, is massage therapy right for me?

Massage: Can be very effective at reducing stress and muscle soreness. Not for everyone. Try it and decide for your self. ...Read more

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How can massage therapy help injuries from cheerleading?

How can massage therapy help injuries from cheerleading?

Speed Healing and..: As with any sport, cheerleading can benefit from massage. Benefits include increased blood flow, range of motion, flexibility, and elimination of exercise waste (lactic acid); decreased muscle tension and neurological excitability; and an increased sense of well-being. It can decrease the chances of injury and decrease recovery time. It is part of a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can medicaid pay for medical massage therapy under any circumstances?

Can medicaid pay for medical massage therapy under any circumstances?

Unlikely/rare: It depends on your state medicaid regulations. The only condition likely to get paid for that is for lymphedema treatment because treatment effects are objectively measurable. ...Read more

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Have knots in back shouldr blades. Have bi-weekly massage therapy. Told thier mscl spasms. Discomfort is unbearable @ times! Wont go completely away!

Have knots in back shouldr blades. Have bi-weekly massage therapy. Told thier mscl spasms. Discomfort is unbearable @ times! Wont go completely away!

Trigger points: Without further information and a clinical examination to confirm, a first pass is that you have posturally maintained "knots" forming in your upper back/shoulder blade region. These may not respond to simple massage, but require a needle or trained myosfascial therapist's manual release in concert with strengthening and an overhaul of how you use your postural muscles. ...Read more

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What is deep muscle massage therapy exactly?

Rubbing: Deep massage therapy is a massage therapy modality that implies increased pressure application to affected areas for analgesic and restorative effects. In other words, deep massage will stimulate circulation in the affected muscle and will also help it heal better. ...Read more

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What groin injuries can massage therapy help with?

What groin injuries can massage therapy help with?

If it is a strain.: If the groin injury is a muscle strain, massage can be helpful. However, groin injuries should be evaluated by a doctor to rule out other causes, like hernias. The most common strain involves the adductor muscles, but any ligament or muscle strain in the groin/hip area can be treated with massage. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy cure tendonitis of the shoulder?

Can massage therapy cure tendonitis of the shoulder?

No: To an extent the answer depends on which tendon is involved. Massage can aid in the recovery of injured tissue by stimulating blood supply, and in the case of a tendon mobilizing it. In general tendons do not repair if their is much tearing, but in the case of minor tears seen in inflammation (tendonitis) improve with gradual strengthening and judicial use of steroids for pain management. ...Read more

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Does anyone have carple tunnel syndrome and still pursued a career in massage therapy?

Does anyone have carple tunnel syndrome and still pursued a career in massage therapy?

Probably...: It is very rare for carpal tunnel to be a permanent condition. It can be cured with surgery in properly selected patients. I suspect cts patients have engaged in many careers with intensive hand activity, so don't be discouraged. Check this out:

http://www. Assh. Org/public/handconditions/pages/carpaltunnelsyndrome. Aspx

good luck! ...Read more

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Can a person who has forth stage cancer and taking oral chemo therapy get massage therapy?

Can a person who has forth stage cancer and taking oral chemo therapy get massage therapy?

Massage Therapy: Certain types of massage therapy works well for cancer pain. I would not recommend deep tissue massage, especially with the increased incidence of osteoporosis in cancer patients and the risk of pathologic fractures in advanced cancer patients.

Effluerage and craniosacral massage therapy are effective and safe modalities for cancer pain. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of massage therapy?

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Many benefits: There are numerous theories about how massage therapy may affect the body and studies are underway to look at benefits. Current research supports the general conclusion that massage therapy may be effective for anxiety, low back pain (short term benefits noted), may help to relieve pain and improve mood in cancer patients, can improve function in neck pain. ...Read more

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Why will massage therapy help accident injuries?

Endorphins: Massage feels good and human touch has been shown to be beneficial in recovery from trauma. The massage itself may release endorphins which decrease pain and give you a feeling of well-being. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and contraindications of massage therapy?

What are the dangers and contraindications of massage therapy?

No dangers: Massage therapy is a wonderful healing method on its own or combined with others for multiple conditions- physical and mental.
Contraindications for it would be abscesses (puss collections), significant breaks on the skin, infections, fevers etc. A massage therapist would know them. The danger would come if you are in the hands of some one incompetent. ...Read more

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If I get certified in massage therapy, can I practice massage in the united states?

If I get certified in massage therapy, can I practice massage in the united states?

You will also need: ....A license. Most states require a massage therapist to be licensed. Check with your state's health department. ...Read more

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Could massage therapy have a negative effect on the hands?

MT hands: Yes, massage therapists can have problems with hands, back, etc. They are taught "body mechanics" in school as a way to prevent this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy relieve the symptoms of cervical spondylosis ]?

Can massage therapy relieve the symptoms of cervical spondylosis ]?

Neck pain: Cervical spondylosis is degeneration or arthritis of the spine. Massage therapy is designed to treat muscle disease. While muscle pain may be associated with spinal degeneration, the two are distinct sources of neck pain. Massage therapy may be helpful in treating spondylosis with range of motion treatment improving neck mobility. ...Read more

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On frozen shoulder, how long will it take to rehab with stretch and massage therapy?

On frozen shoulder, how long will it take to rehab with stretch and massage therapy?

Shoulder: Be patient. Frozen shoulder may take up to 6 months to resolve. Work with your team of doctors, specialists, and physical therapist. ...Read more

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Does it happen that people get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome by massage therapy?

Does it happen that people get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome by massage therapy?

Sometimes: Carpal tunnel happens in individuals who are predisposed to having excessive pressure on their median nerves at the wrist by virtue of their wrist anatomy i.E smaller or larger carpal tunnel, sensitive nerve. On top of that predisposition, overuse of the wrist and specifically flexing/extension will bring on symptoms. While massage may presumably "loosen" up the tightness, the relief may be short. ...Read more

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Please advise! How much acupressure massage therapy should a clinically depressed person get?

Please advise! How much acupressure massage therapy should a clinically depressed person get?

As much as tolerable: Massage and acupuncture can be very helpful for depression and anxiety, so long as it is not adversely affecting your finances. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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