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Why Use Massage Therapy?

Posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on May 24, 2017 12:48:36 PM

We all have had that unfortunate experience of walking through the living room and our shin somehow finds the coffee table.  After a few choice words, what it usually the first thing we do?  It is probably the same thing our parents did for us when we were kids.  We rub it.  We do this without thinking but have you ever stopped to think why?

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Topics: massage therapy, massage

Effects of Massage Therapy For Athletes

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jan 17, 2017 2:37:02 PM

Massage therapy has gone from a perceived luxury to a useful and even crucial part of treating ailments from the hospital to the athletic training room. Until the past 10 years, there wasn't conclusive evidence that massage really does have a positive effect on athletes.  However, thanks to new studies and some backing by reputable sources, the benefits of massage are being taken seriously.  And those benefits are not just for the pros.  They’re extended to anyone who participates in a regular exercise program.

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Topics: massage, athletes

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