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How do massages actually help?

How do massages actually help?

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. ...Read more

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What is prostate massage?

What is prostate massage?

Rectal examination: This is where a finger is placed into the rectum and the prostate gland is palpated and gently massaged to help express secretions. This can help decrease the symptoms of prostatitis in some men. ...Read more

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What is perineal massage?

Massage: Perineal massage involves gently stretching the tissues that surround the opening to the vagina. Pregnant women close to delivery sometimes do this. ...Read more

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Risks of perinatal massage?

Risks of perinatal massage?

No: Massage during pregnancy is a great way to relief stress, help with aching joints, and relieve lower back pain. There are no risks to pre-natal massage, and a professional massage therapist should be knowledgeable about accupressure points that "may" stimulate labor. ...Read more

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What sort of massages are involved in acupressure?

What sort of massages are involved in acupressure?

Pressure on points: Acupressure massage utilizes pressure applied by the fingers or elbows to stimulate specific major acupuncture points on the body. ...Read more

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Is it okay to go for a massage even you have menstration?

Is it okay to go for a massage even you have menstration?

Yes: Should be fine, would avoid deep pressure message especially if it is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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How to massage the varicous viens?

How to massage the varicous viens?

Not effective: Massage is not an effective way to treat varicose veins. It will not have any affect on the veins themselves & they tend to worsen the longer that you have them. I would recommend that you seek expert opinion on treatment options by a board-certified vascular surgeon who is an expert in varicose veins, as at your age you should consider having them treated with an intervention. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of stomach massages?

What are the proven advantages of stomach massages?

What is the promise?: Massage can have many benefits when it comes to relaxation, muscle aches, pains etc. But be wary of anyone who promises to correct some inner function like reflux or gallbladder problems or constipation -- especially if they are charging you money. Chances are you wont notice a difference and they will want you to return for repeat (costly) treatments. ...Read more