Research conducted at the Golestan Hospital in Iran chose to investigate the effects of inhalation of an aromatherapy blend containing lavender essential oil on caesarean post operative pain.
The study involved 60 women who were in Hospital for cesarean surgery and these women were randomly divided into two groups: lavender aromatherapy group and placebo group.
Results of the research revealed: women in the lavender aromatherapy group, their use of analgesic (Diclofenac)suppositories to provide greater pain relief was only 43.3 percent compared to the placebo groups' use was a significantly higher 76.7 percent. The women in the lavender group also showed a greater decrease in heart rate after the aromatherapy, and greater satisfaction with their pain management compared to those women in the a
The research findings provides further supportive evidence for the use of lavender aromatherapy as part of a multidisciplinary approach of pain management for post natal mothers after caesarean section.
This research study was published in the journal of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. To view the original source click on the link: http://bit.ly/1l3qoFy
Researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine conducted a study to investigate whether patients with Rheumatoid arthritis benefited from receiving regular massages.
The study authors revealed that patients who received moderate pressure massages tended to benefit from less pain, greater perceived grip strength and a wider range of motion in their wrist, elbows and shoulders than those given light massages.
Continue Reading http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/news/general-news/2013/june/rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-may-benefit-from-massage-therapy.aspx
‘Massage is like Meditation’: How massage can support you emotionally and spiritually throughout January and the year ahead.
This time of year is considered to be cold and flu season. Summer vacations have drawn to a close, the kids have gone back back to school, we have gone back to work, and as October approaches we gradually lose precious daylight hours. All this can leave you feeling tired, stressed run down and your immune system can become vulnerable to attack.
One of the most important considerations is to strengthen and support the immune system and start this in September, as prevention should always be our first line of defence.
Aromatherapy is natural alternative which can help strengthen your body’s immune defences against the common cold and flu. You may be asking: “How does Aromatherapy help protect me from developing cold and flu symptoms?” Aromatherapy is the use of organic plant material extracted in the form of essential oils which are scientifically proven to carry powerful anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and immune boosting properties, helping your body fight off symptoms of cold and flu.
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“Your 75 minute aromatherapy treatment includes a soothing Swedish massage combined with a specially prepared blend of Forest Pine, Rosemary and Lemon oil, chosen for their anti-bacterial, anti-viral and immune enhancing qualities. The treatment will also incorporate Lymphatic drainage, pressure point and reflexology techniques to create a truly holistic experience and bring balance to mind, body and spirit
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Pregnancy massage has long been known to help expectant mothers feel better, a study conducted by the Touch Research Institutes at the University of Miami School of Medicine shows that it may well provide an even more important benefit – reducing the risk of premature births.
The study's findings concluded that massage provided for pregnant women by their "significant others" led to reduced levels of stress hormones in the mother and thereby increased the likelihood of a successful full-term pregnancy. Elevated stress hormones can lead to complications during pregnancy including low birth weight and even miscarriage. To read more click on this Link: http://www.news-medical.net/news/2004/05/05/1226.aspx
Summer is here... Do you want your skin looking and feeling smooth, toned and with a glow? Enjoy our Sizzling Hot Massage Offer:
We can all rejoice now that the warmer temperatures and the summer sunshine have arrived.
Chances are that areas of your body previously hidden away under winter-woollies are finally being revealed to the sun. After the long winter months, your skin is often left feeling rough, dry and lacking lustre in the sunlight.
We want your skin to look and feel at its best in the sunshine. So we have come up with a perfect summer treatment offer to promote your skin radiance and glow:
'60 minute Aroma detox and tone lymphatic massage treatment for only £60. Valid until end of August.'
The treatment will begin with a full body brushing to rejuvenate and exfoliate the skin. Followed by a full body massage, which incorporates lymphatic drainage techniques and carefully selected essential oils of bitter orange, grapefruit, lime and juniper to help eliminate toxins, fluid retention and combat cellulite.
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Research suggests Massage Therapy and manipulation can help improve general health and wellbeing, relieving chronic pain and muscular tensions for sufferers of Scoliosis,
Further Information on Scoliosis can be found at the following link:
Scoliosis - NHS Choices
Find everything you need to know about Scoliosis including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with links to other useful resources.
In the UK, Scoliosis affects three to four children out of every 1,000 and it is thought that as many as 7 out of 10 adults aged 65 or over have some degree of scoliosis. As a Massage and NeuromuscularTherapist it is paramount to thoroughly research the latest techniques to help relieve the muscular pain and discomfort accompaning differing spinal conditions including; Scoliosis, Kyphosis and Lordosis.
This link is an interactive video explaining the causes and spinal formation of 'S' or 'C' curve typical of Scoliosis and how it can cause further mis-alignment including; protruding shoulder blade and elevated hip.
Scoliosis Video: What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis animated video explains the spinal condition, its symptoms, and briefly discusses treatment options.
Jody Thompson, the Blogs Editor of The Huffington describe herself as a 'Massage Addict'. I have a very good reasons for permanently craving the hands- on magic that the best therapist can muster'
Jody has suffered major back problems for a decade, with severe arthritis in the lower spine, two prolapsed discs, piriformis syndrome, sciatica and has also had two serious bouts of debilitating RSI. 'Having regular massage is what I need to feel like a normal person, which sadly isn't available on the NHS.
Massage therapy with a Therapist that can use firm, expert pressure to unkink and realign muscle fibre can bring even the most tired and aching physique back to life. Continue Reading: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jody-thompson/massage-why-it-works_b_2339857.html
A soothing massage does more than relax aching muscles, scientists have discovered.
It reduces inflammation at the molecular level, mimicking the action of pain killing drugs, research suggests.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2094964/Massages-good-Shoulder-rub-mimics-effect-pain-killers-molecular-level.html#ixzz1nuAMVrA7
What happens when the spine returns to its fluid origins? Bone is connective tissue. It is filled with fluid. What we are seeing is the the choreography of the fluid moving through the connective tissue called bone. Bone maintains its health through its flexibility and adaptability. Breathing from from the sides of the body, using lateral movement is aquatic breathing belonging to our oceanic origins.
My goal is to assist you on your journey towards sustaining positive health and vitality in your life through the transformative power of massage.