Category: Yoga

Agitatation in elderly helped by foot massage

Agitation in elderly patients has traditionally been managed with medication or physical restraints, a new research suggests that foot massage may be of some help. In a preliminary study, researchers from Griffith University, Brisbane, have shown that a short-course of foot massage reduces agitation and related behavioural problems in people with dementia, and a history […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Pilates, Thai massage, Yoga | No Comments »

Massage for Low Back Pain: An Updated Systematic Review Within the Framework of the Cochrane Back Review Group

Abstract Study Design. Systematic Review. Objectives. To assess the effects of massage therapy for nonspecific low back pain. Summary of Background Data. Low back pain is one of the most common and costly musculoskeletal problems in modern society. Proponents of massage therapy claim it can minimize pain and disability, and speed return to normal function. […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in News, Stretching, Yoga | No Comments »

The mechanisms of massage and effects on performance, muscle recovery and injury prevention

Weerapong P, Hume PA, Kolt GS Many coaches, athletes and sports medicine personnel hold the belief, based on observations and experiences, that massage can provide several benefits to the body such as increased blood flow, reduced muscle tension and neurological excitability, and an increased sense of well-being. Massage can produce mechanical pressure, which is expected […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Lymphedema, Unwinding, Yoga | No Comments »

Pelvic floor exercises ‘help men too’

Pelvic floor exercises have long been recommended for women – now researchers say they could help men too. The exercises were found to help men with erectile dysfunction as much as taking in Viagra. The researchers say the findings mean men have an alternative to drug therapy. For around 50 years, women have been advised […]

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 in Orthopedic, Products, Yoga | No Comments »