6 Stretches for Sciatica Pain Relief

What is the sciatic nerve? Sciatic nerve pain can be so excruciating and debilitating that you don’t even want to get off the couch. Common causes of sciatica can include a ruptured disk, a narrowing of the spine canal (called spinal stenosis), and injury. Often, the most problematic body parts are the lower back and hips. Here are six…

Reflexology helps Parkinson

What is Parkinson? A degenerative disease where the basal ganglia of the brain get affected and marked by the deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine. This disease affects the middle-aged and the elderly. The disease marks a drop in spontaneous movements, difficulty in maintaining posture, gait and a sort of rigidity and tremors affect the body.…

Amazing Uses of Epsom Salts

Both magnesium and sulfate are readily absorbed into the skin, which makes their health benefits readily accessible. Over 325 enzymes in the body are regulated by magnesium, which also helps reduce inflammation, alleviates hardening of the arteries and improves muscle and nerve function. Sulfates improve the rate at which nutrients are absorbed and help to…

Massage can alleviate sciatic pain

Most of us have experienced low back pain at some point in our lives. But a slipped or herniated disk can result in a much more serious condition known as sciatica. Sciatica has been reported to occur in about 2.2% of the population, most commonly in people aged 25 to 45 years. Low back injury…

Heading off Headaches

  Except for head colds, headaches are the most common human ailment. In fact, headaches beat out backaches as the number-one cause of time lost from work. Approximately three out of every four people will have at least one headache within the year. Trigger points are small knots that develop in muscles. These knots or…

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy can be a joyous time for a mother-to-be. However, the changes in a woman’s body and natural fears and anxiety can also be very stressful, both physically and emotionally. Massage has a profound ability to decrease stress as well as prevent or minimize many of the common symptoms and discomforts of pregnancy. Regular massage…

Shoulder Guide

Your shoulders are incredibly flexible joints that allow your arms to move through a large range of motion. They are used in almost every activity and they take a lot of punishment on a daily basis. As a result, they are prone to a wide range of injuries. It’s important to take good care of…

Dynamic Angular Petrissage

Dynamic Angular Petrissage (DAP) is a treatment method. It is a quick way of helping to restore the pliability and functionality of the tissue by taking the patient’s joint through various ranges of motion. The technique used for Dynamic Angular Petrissage (DAP), involves using one hand to gently knead the muscle while using the other…

Herniated Discs

What are Herniated Discs? Disc herniation is sometimes blamed for back pain when they are not actually the cause. It is important to understand the anatomy and symptoms of disc herniation. When x-ray technology first emerged that could show herniations of the lumbar intervertebral discs, there was a rush to assign blame for low back…