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1. Recognize, Prevent And Treat Work-Related Repetitive Strain Injury 2. In the fight against autoimmune diseases 3. Enhancing Your Athletic Performance Through Massages 4. Why we all need to be proactive about neck pain 5. The Rise Of Teenagers And Young Adults With Ankylosing Spondylitis Find out more at: – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Massage Therapy - Single Treatment For Multiple Conditions

Massage Therapy - Single Treatment For Multiple
  1. Recognize, Prevent And Treat Work-Related
    Repetitive Strain Injury
  2. In the fight against autoimmune diseases
  3. Enhancing Your Athletic Performance Through
  4. Why we all need to be proactive about neck pain
  5. The Rise Of Teenagers And Young Adults With
    Ankylosing Spondylitis

Recognize, Prevent And Treat Work-Related
Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, thoracic
    outlet syndrome, and tension neck syndrome affect
    some 4.5 million Canadians . This is why it is
    important to be able to recognize the symptoms,
    particularly in the early stages when rest and
    gradual exercise can fix the problem. Symptoms
    all repetitive strain injuries have in common and
    should be one of the first signs to raise concern
    are frequent sore and exhaustion of the affected
    limb, usually occurring during performing general
    work-related tasks with symptoms diminishing or
    disappearing at night. When these symptoms start
    occurring every day and they persist for longer
    periods of time and performing usual tasks
    becomes uncomfortable or challenging, the
    condition is in its intermediate stage. Advanced
    and severe cases of repetitive strain injuries
    are highly debilitating and associated with poor
    life quality, with many being unable to escaped
    the aching, fatigue and weakness in limbs or
    perform the smallest of duties.
  • Massage therapy involves the systematic
    manipulation of soft tissue using different
    levels of touch intensity, depending on the
    problem. In spite of many people seeing this
    therapy as more of an optional pampering, massage
    therapy branches out into a variety of techniques
    with the potential to heal, not only relax.
    Therefore, a technique such as deep tissue
    massage can work to release tension and boost
    blood flow and lymph circulation. These outcomes
    translate into pain alleviation and play an
    important role in helping prevent disease or
    accelerate recovery.

In the fight against autoimmune diseases
  • Massage therapy has been used for centuries to
    improve joint flexibility and circulation,
    alleviate pain, and reduce stress and anxiety.
    All of these outcomes while they wont offer
    complete remission can help loosen the burden and
    improve quality of life for millions. However,
    many people with rheumatoid arthritis still shy
    away from massages out of panic of experiencing
    even more pain and worsening the symptoms.
  • The potential of therapeutic massage treatments
    for this type of condition has been more and more
    visible especially in the past 10 years. Studies
    have highlighted the ability to achieve
    qualitative muscle tension release around the
    affected joint, while simultaneously boosting the
    patients mental health wellbeing. A 2013
    research has revealed the highly beneficial
    effects of massage therapy in cases where
    rheumatoid arthritis affects the upper limbs.
  • People who suffer from this type of autoimmune
    disorder experience inflammation around tissues
    surrounding each joint, leading to swelling and
    damage of the cartilage. Due to the way various
    massage therapies work, improvements in blood
    circulation can be observed from as early as
    first sessions. This promotes and expedites
    healing, providing temporary pain relief. At the
    same time, by following a regular massage
    schedule, people increase their chances of
    regaining mobility and limiting flare-ups.

Enhancing Your Athletic Performance Through
  • Pain and soreness are frequently reported
    symptoms following trainings or performances, and
    they might just be the toughest ones to handle
    without proper care. Improving your sleep means
    your body is better equipped to help you keep
    pace with the pressure of competitions and
    trainings. Relaxation, although many would
    incorrectly deem it as not so relevant, might
    actually be the biggest benefit an athlete can
    get out of massage therapy. By undergoing weekly
    sessions, sportspeople can ensure their muscles
    and tissues are kept healthy, the body gets a
    much needed break and state of mind is optimized.
  • If you also take into consideration that as a
    professional athlete during sports season, you
    will most probably have to work for over 40 hours
    a week across several months as practice,
    training, travel, and competitions kick off, the
    benefits of sports massage become essential.
    Sports massage therapists are individuals
    specifically trained in helping athletes deal
    with potential injuries and putting together
    integrated prevention and wellbeing management
    plans. At Strive, we make sure our athletes are
    in the best hands possible with our team of
    registered massage therapists having an
    impressive track record of optimizing health and
    well-being so that you are empowered to be as
    efficient and successful as possible.

Why we all need to be proactive about neck pain
  • When talking about neck pain prevention, we cant
    stress enough the importance of adopting healthy
    lifestyles and taking care of your body. We are
    aware life is busy and stressful, and its easy
    to overlook apparently minor aspects, such as how
    you sit at your desk or how much the pressure is
    causing muscle tension. But working to find
    effective ways to reduce stress will ensure a
    lifetime of benefits for your neck and overall
    health. Exercise and stretch your neck as often
    as possible and dont forget to take a step back
    and breathe.
  • Massage therapy can also help a great deal.
    Taking the time to focus on your care and
    well-being is important. In the U.S. alone last
    year, about 15.4 million adults and 385,000
    children reported having used massage therapy to
    help them relieve symptoms of stress, pain and
  • A well-trained massage therapist will be able to
    efficiently break the pain tension cycle that
    occurs in the neck and interferes with nervous
    system activity in the spine. By assessing your
    body and learning more about the potential
    causes, the therapist can decide upon the best
    way to approach your pain and correct your
    posture. Generally, treatment begins with
    sessions focused on relieving tension and
    increasing shoulder and neck mobility. When both
    you and your therapist feel confident about
    moving to the next stage of the treatment, the
    goal is to strengthen the muscles and correct
    posture and work to prevent pain from recurring.

The Rise Of Teenagers And Young Adults With
Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • We know how uncomfortable and at the same time
    sensitive a spine pain is. That is why every
    single case is evaluated in detail and should the
    therapist consider the levels of pain and
    inflammation are too intense, the treatment is
    postponed until the flare up settles. For the
    patients who can tolerate the treatment, deep
    tissue massage techniques have been shown to have
    greatest results. The manipulation involves
    sliding, gentle strokes in long sweeping
    movements while deep pressure is often applied
    where the tension or pain is.
  • In a recent 2017 study , researchers have
    published the results of a small study comparison
    between deep tissue massage and therapeutic
    massage for lower back pain, disease activity,
    and functional capacity of ankylosing spondylitis
    patients. 31 male patients diagnosed with the
    disease participated in the randomized study with
    both groups undergoing 30-minute deep tissue
    massage sessions or therapeutic massage daily for
    two weeks. The aim was to identify and alleviate
    musculoskeletal contributors to lower back pain.
    While both techniques used generated positive
    outcomes for patients, deep tissue massage showed
    to have helped decrease pain levels. These
    numbers are encouraging for healthcare
    professionals to consider massage therapy
    techniques as supplements in ankylosing
    spondylitis treatment.

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