Tag: Massage Therapy

Epsom Salts For Your Health
March 1, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Epsom Salts For Your Health — Folklore or Fact? The medicinal use Epsom salts dates back centuries, but then again, so does bloodletting and trepanation (drilling a hole in the patient’s skull).  Centuries of use by lay folk or even doctors doesn’t necessarily guarantee efficacy. Unless science can back up claims made by the purveyors
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Cold and Flu Prevention
February 16, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

  We’re not out of the woods yet. It’s still cold and flu season here in Canada. The common cold (rhinitis or coryza) is probably the most prevalent infectious disease that occurs in humans. It is estimated that there are up to a billion colds per year in the United States[i]. That’s an average of
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
February 8, 2012 Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Do you experience tingling or pain in your arm or hand? It is possible that the culprit may be Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). This condition is caused by compression of nerves or blood vessels (or both) through the area between the base of the neck and the armpit (the thoracic outlet). This area is surrounded
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Migraine Headaches and Massage
February 8, 2012 Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

Rather than describe this condition myself, I am going to let the Mayo Clinic describe it, after which I will tell you what massage can do for you. If you are a migraine sufferer, I highly recommend the Mayo Clinic’s Migraine Page as a resource for you in this matter.

Shedding Light on Seasonal Affected Disorder
February 7, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

  Easing The Winter Blues Everyone’s psycho-emotional state has ebbs and flows, hence the word ‘mood’. Moods vary, and for some of us, the swings can be quite large. Light exposure, weather and change of seasons are among the many factors that can trigger dips or peaks in mood. Most of us feel the affects
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Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
February 5, 2012 Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

The rapid arm and wrist movement required in many jobs and sports can lead to sprains, strains or persistent tendonitis in the elbow area.  Most of the muscles that create hand or wrist movement originate in our forearm.  Muscles that close our wrist and hand (flexion) are located on the inner portion of our forearm
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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ Pain)
February 4, 2012 Head,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  This title is a real mouthful isn’t it? (chuckle, chuckle) This is why you hear people refer to it as TMJ dysfunction. The temporomandibular joint is the joint formed by your jaw (mandible) and the temporal bone of your skull. As with any joint in the body, if problems develop with alignment or wear,
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Treating Sprains and Strains
February 4, 2012 Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Sooner or later, every one of us ends up “pulling” something in our body. It usually happens so fast that it is over before you realize that you’ve injured yourself. You’ve probably heard the two terms sprain and strain and wondered if it is sort of like tah-may-toe or tah-mah-toe. As it turns out, they
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Stretching Basics
February 1, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Stretching Brian Fulton

101 Reasons to Stretch . . (okay maybe twelve) More than 40% of our body mass is skeletal muscle, the muscle type that is under our conscious control and that is responsible for body movement. Fortunately, muscle is prone to very few diseases, but it is prone to dysfunction. Dysfunction is very common, but readily preventable,
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The Importance of Exercise
February 1, 2012 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

  Exercise Schmexercise Why exercise?  It takes time, effort, and sometimes it just plain hurts.  Worse yet, you can easily injure yourself doing physical activity.  After all, when have you heard of people injuring themselves watching television?   Well, just read these excerpts pulled from various articles on the subject of exercise and decide for yourself.