About Massage Therapy - Links to information

Interested in what massage does? Wonder how massage therapy could help you? Below are some articles and links that you can refer to regarding massage.

Don't Call It Pampering: Massage Wants to be Medicine ~ 
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304537904577277303049173934


Health Care Articles ~ http://www.amtamassage.org/infocenter/healthcare_articles-and-associations.html


Research Roundup: Massage is Good Medicine ~ http://www.amtamassage.org/research/Massage-Therapy-Research-Roundup.html


Glossary of Massage Therapy Terms ~ http://www.heritage-education.com/massage_glossary.htm


Mommy-To-Be
With your doctor's OKAY, you too can enjoy massage therapy! But do you know what oils you can and cannot use, even in your own home? ~ http://www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant

SER - Somato Emotional Release 
Many times, the emotional symptoms that we experience during trauma remain unresolved as the body heals. In order for these remaining symptoms of trauma to heal permanently, a mind-body connection has to be made. Accordingly, somato-emotional release is used as a tool for healing problems that require a mind-body communication.

Tissue memory is one of the important concepts in somato-emotional release. Muscle tissues and cells can store memories that are related to our traumatic experiences. When a particular muscle group is injured during an accident, a memory of that experience is formed in the affected tissue. This usually means that a small, unconscious contraction has formed in the muscle as a protective reminder of the painful experience. If the tissue memory is not appropriately released then the contraction will remain in the muscle as the injury heals, leading to future pain.

When these unconscious contractions are not released, they can spread strain to other parts of the body. Usually your body will adjust to these strain patterns and will begin to feel normal. However, later on in life, these strain patterns can eventually cause chronic pain of which the cause is unknown.

Somato-emotional release is beneficial to patients who are experiencing problems associated with injuries, physical trauma, car accidents, challenging life experiences, and surgery. The release process can be modified to suit the needs of each individual, thereby bringing optimal relief. It can be used as a complimentary therapy to help relieve physical conditions that are intensified by stress, tension, and anxiety. Somato-emotional release is a form of therapy that uses the power of the body-mind connection to facilitate change and the healing process, allowing the body to fully recover from traumatic experiences.
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