Category: Chronic pain

Soft Tissue Release

Soft Tissue Release by Jane Johnson Soft Tissue Release is a clear, concise, and practical book that guides you in understanding and applying the three types of soft tissue release (STR): passive (clients do not help), active assisted (clients and therapists work together), and active (clients do it on their own). Rather than focus on […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Chronic pain, Culture, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Resotrative Yoga Provides Emotional Benefits To Women With Breast Cancer

Women undertaking a ten week program of 75 minute Restorative Yoga (RY) classes gained positive differences in aspects of mental health such as depression, positive emotions, and spirituality (feeling calm/peaceful) compared to the control group. The study, published February 28 in a special issue of Psycho-Oncology focusing on physical activity, shows the women had a […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Books, Chronic pain, Myofascial | No Comments »

Massage or music for pain relief in labour

Research on massage therapy for maternal pain and anxiety in labour is currently limited to four small trials. Each used different massage techniques, at different frequencies and durations, and relaxation techniques were included in three trials. Given the need to investigate massage interventions that complement maternal neurophysiological adaptations to labour and birth pain(s), we designed […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Anxiety, Chronic pain, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Stand Up & Stretch

Attention office workers, couch potatoes, and other sedentary people: reduce your time spent sitting by getting up and using your muscles more regularly throughout the day, says Dr. Genevieve N. Healy. Breaks from sedentary activity appear to complement the health benefits gleaned from other types of physical activity. Moreover, Healy told Reuters Health, “a break […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Chronic pain, Leg injury, Life expectancy | No Comments »