Massage is not just a luxury anymore.
Massage greatly affects your overall health and well-being, and initiates the healing process.
A recent study shows that massage follows medication as the most popular form of pain relief.
Who Can Benefit from Massage Therapy?
You can benefit form therapeutic massage. For example, do you suffer from any of these conditions?
|Heat or Ice...
| When To Use
||Use Ice after an acute injury, such as
an ankle sprain, or after activities that
irritate a chronic injury, such as shin
|Use heat before activities that irritate
chronic injuries such as muscle strains.
Heat can help loosen tissues and relax
|How To Do It
||Read through the information on how
to ice an injury. There are several
ways to ice an injury.
|Heating pads or hot wet towels are both
excellent methods. Place a washcloth
under hot tap water and then apply to the
|For How Long
||Apply ice treatments for no longer
than 20 minutes at a time. Too much
ice can do harm, even cause frostbite;
more ice application does not mean
|It is not necessary to apply a heat
treatment for more than about 20 minutes
at a time. Never apply heat while sleeping.