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[21 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Massage For Stroke Victims

Massage Article of the day #5:  01/21/2011

Patients who have suffered a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), also known as a stroke, will frequently have a disturbance of movement and/or feeling in the muscles of the face. Muscles affected will include those of mastication (the ones used for chewing). Because adequate rehabilitation … Read More...

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[10 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Massage for Parkinson's Disease

Massage improved daily functioning, increased quality of sleep and decreased stress-hormone levels in people with Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study.

“Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms are Reduced by Massage Therapy and Progressive Muscle Exercises,” was conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami, along with staff from Read More...

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[10 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Massage Therapy for the Elderly and Seniors

Chronic pain in the elderly is usually treated with drug therapy. However, alternative therapies have become more widely accepted. One example is massage therapy, which has made progress in aiding drug therapy, and in some cases replacing it, to relieve pain. Because of the direct contact that massage therapy offers, … Read More...