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No, crying doesn’t release toxins, though it might make you feel better… if that’s what you believe

No, crying doesn't release toxins, though it might make you feel better... if that's what you believe Women cry more than men. from shutterstock.com Leah Sharman, The University of Queensland Crying is a big part of being a kid. As you grow older, you may find you’re crying less than during childhood and adolescence. Studies show, on average, adult women tend to cry two to three times in a given month, and men only once. Although research is limited, it […]

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Upcoming Event at Lambton College: Pregnancy & Infant Massage

Each Year The Lambton College Massage Therapy Program Offers 2 Free Specialty Clinics.One is for pregnancy (any stage, including up to 8 weeks postpartum) and one for infant massage (up to 16/18 months) to assist in their skills and knowledge.This year, the clinics are offered at the following times and days: Pregnancy massage: Monday Dec 3 at 9:00 a.m. Pregnancy massage: Monday Dec 3 at 9:00 a.m.Location: B1-206 Main Campus Infant massage: Wednesday Dec 5 at 10:30 a.m. Infant massage: […]

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Setting The Groundwork for Evidence-Based Massage: 10 Influential Researchers

Setting The Groundwork for Evidence-Based Massage: 10 Influential Researchers Evidence-based practice is a process intended to optimize decision-making by emphasizing the use of evidence from well designed research. This includes the use of logical reasoning and the gathering of ideas and knowledge from many overlapping disciplines.This is a list of ten influential researchers that will help to set the groundwork for an evidence-based approach.ONE - Amanda BaskwillAmanda Baskwill is The Associate Dean of Allied Health at Humber College in Toronto […]

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Plain Language Summary: Entrapment of the saphenous nerve at the adductor canal affecting the infrapatellar branch

Image Found on Pixabay - Licensed CC0 Plain Language Research Summary: Entrapment of the saphenous nerve at the adductor canal affecting the infrapatellar branch - a report on two cases.This was case report published in The December 2013 edition of The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. The paper was authored by three chiropractors affiliated with the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. This paper reported on two cases of chronic knee pain which had been unresponsive to previous treatment.The purpose of […]

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Bibliotherapy: how reading and writing have been healing trauma since World War I

Bibliotherapy: how reading and writing have been healing trauma since World War I Viacheslav Nikolaenko via Shutterstock Sara Haslam, The Open University; Edmund King, The Open University, and Siobhan Campbell, The Open University Bibliotherapy – the idea that reading can have a beneficial effect on mental health – has undergone a resurgence. There is mounting clinical evidence that reading can, for example, help people overcome loneliness and social exclusion. One scheme in Coventry allows health professionals to prescribe books to […]

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Exercise is medicine, and doctors are starting to prescribe it

Exercise is medicine, and doctors are starting to prescribe it Clinical research has established exercise as a safe and effective intervention to counteract the adverse physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment. The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia is the first to recommend exercise as part of regular cancer care. (Unsplash/curtis macnewton), CC BY-NC-SA Scott Lear, Simon Fraser University There is a movement afoot (pun intended) to get more people exercising by involving their family doctors. In the […]

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A List of Systematic Reviews of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option, that is increasingly being used alongside standard medical care to help manage a number of symptoms. In this post I wanted to highlight a number of recent systematic reviews that support the use of massage therapy. What is a Systematic Review? Designed by Jessica Kaufman, Cochrane Consumers & Communication Review Group, Centre for Health Communication & Participation, La Trobe University, 2011. Systematic reviews are used as part of an evidence-based model of care […]

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Massage Therapy and Fibromyalgia

Research shows that mind-body approaches massage therapy, acupuncture, tai chi, & yoga may help relieve pain & reduce anxiety when integrated with standard care. What is Fibromyalgia?Fibromyalgia is used to describe a ‘constellation of symptoms’ characterized by widespread pain in the muscles and joints, fatigue, insomnia and cognitive difficulties. The most recent research suggest that symptoms are caused by inflammation of the central nervous system. More specifically sustained glial cell activation and elevated levels of certain inflammatory substances (Albrecht et […]

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Why do some people hurt more than others?

Why do some people hurt more than others? Some people feel more pain than others. Mikhail_Kayl / Shutterstock.com Erin Young, University of Connecticut Anyone who came of age in the 1990s remembers the “Friends” episode where Phoebe and Rachel venture out to get tattoos. Spoiler alert: Rachel gets a tattoo and Phoebe ends up with a black ink dot because she couldn’t take the pain. This sitcom storyline is funny, but it also simply illustrates the question that I and […]

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Massage for Muscles of The Eye

Image Credit - Beer et al. 2016 (Creative Commons 4.0) For people who suffer frequent headaches or sinus pressure, massage for the muscles of the eyes may provide relief of symptoms.Using the image above as a reference, structures to keep in mind while assessing and treating patients suffering from headaches may include neurovascular structures and investing fascia of: the frontalis muscle (FM), oblique head of the corrugator supercilii (CSMO), transverse head of the corrugator supercilii (CSM-T), depressor supercilii (DSM), procerus […]

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