According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, approximately 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ (also known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorders). If you count yourself among those ranks, then you know just how painful TMJ can be and how desperate many are to find relief.
TMJ can cause tenderness in the jaw or around the ears and many find it painful or difficult to chew. In more severe cases, the jaw can lock, and you might find yourself having difficulty opening and closing your mouth. Did you know that there are three different massage techniques that can help you find relief? Read on to learn more. continue reading
The term reflexology massage has grown in popularity in recent years, but many people may not know exactly what to expect or know if this is something that could be the right option for them. The basic definition of reflexology is that it is an ancient technique that involves applying pressure to specific areas of the hands and feet to elicit a specific response from the body. It is often used to increase general well-being and reduce stress. continue reading
Massage therapy is a great option not only for relaxation but to also deal with muscle pain and strains. And aromatherapy massage is yet another tool in the massage toolbox that can be used to help with relaxation, pain management and improved mood. Aromatherapy is often used as an add-on service to deep tissue, hot stone, or Swedish massage. Adding essential oils to the massage experience is what makes aromatherapy unique. continue reading
Going through cancer treatment can be a painful and sometimes lengthy process. One of the best ways to combat some of cancer treatments’ worst side effects is through oncology massage. Oncology massage can help you find relief for the anxiety and stress that comes with undergoing treatment, as well as helping to relieve chemotherapy related nausea and help to control pain. continue reading
According to the National Cancer Institute, “Palliative care is care meant to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer. It can be given with or without curative care. Palliative care is an approach to care that addresses the person as a whole, not just their disease. The goal is to prevent or treat, as early as possible, the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment, in addition to any related psychological, social, and spiritual problems. Patients may receive palliative care in the hospital, an outpatient clinic, a long-term care facility, or at home under the direction of a licensed health care provider. Anyone can receive palliative care regardless of their age or stage of disease.” continue reading