Massage: Confessions of an ex-pro cyclist (Part I)

Photo: Soigneur http://www.cyclist.co.uk/in-depth/683/soigneur-diaries   With the 2017 Tour De France in full swing, it may come as a surprise to many, that every team will employ 4 or more masseurs (known in France as Soigneurs) and virtually every rider in the race will take sports massage as...

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Spinal Manipulation Can Alleviate Back Pain, Study Concludes

    A study suggests spinal manipulation can reduce lower back pain for some people. One of the most common reasons people go to the doctor is lower back pain, and one of the most common reasons doctors prescribe powerful, addictive narcotics is lower back pain.   Now, research published...

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Massage therapy can help lower back pain

A study of 103 patients by Indiana University has shown that massage therapy can be an effective treatment for chronic lower back pain. Assistant professor of health sciences in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and one of the co-first...

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Study showing how Floatation REST affects Fibromyalgia sufferers

An in-depth study carried out in 2013 by Roderick Borrie, Ph.D., Tamara Russell, Ph.D. and Stefan Schneider, Ph.D. that studied the the affects of flotation therapy on sufferers of fibromyalgia. They looked at a variety of factors including pain and its effects, muscle tension, ease of movement,...

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This Is Why Olympic Athletes Have Those Bruises On Them

    If you’ve been watching the Olympics you may have noticed that a few of the athletes have mysterious small red circular marks on their bodies.   Although it looks like they’ve been either fighting with an octopus or had a monochrome version of the Twister board tattooed...

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Indicator of chronic fatigue syndrome found in gut bacteria

By Krishna Ramanujan     National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health Colorized scanning electron micrograph of E. coli; some strains are common, beneficial gut bacteria.   Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn’t alleviated by...

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Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved!

Researchers Find Main Source of Pain in Blood Vessels   Researchers have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to what many believe, it does not stem from the brain. The findings mark the end of a decades-old mystery about the disease, which...

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The Great Ice vs. Heat Confusion Debacle

A quick guide that explains when to ice, when to heat, when not to, and why updated February 16 2016 (first published 2007) by Paul Ingraham, Vancouver, Canada There is sooooo much confusion about this issue. It’s a shame because icing and heating — cryotherapy and thermotherapy —...

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