Why Does Weight Loss Get Harder with Age?

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The main reason for losing weight getting harder with age is because our ‘good‘ fat turns into being less capable. Also, weight loss demands more energy. Let us see some more reasons:-

 

1. Aging Muscles

As we age, maintaining healthy weight becomes a difficult task. In this age we mainly concentrate on our career and family, so we actually underestimate our health. Weight loss becomes more difficult as your muscles, ligaments, and tendons may become stiff and while regularly exercising also they might lose tendency. It results in limited durability for exercise.

 

2. Hormonal Changes

Another reason is hormonal changes that occur in the body. Mayo Clinic suggests that when the hormonal changes in menopause take place in women they don’t necessarily put on weight. Changes happen where there is fat storage, resulting in extra weight gathers in the abdomen, instead of hips and thighs. This is the reason to poor dietary and activity choices. Hormonal changes in aging men and women may subsidize to muscle loss. This loss slows down movement and digestion both.

 

3. Physical Strain

Physical strain- a number of activities which were interesting for you which you enjoyed once but no longer can do them. Now, you may be able to do exercises or activities which require less exertion, but you may need to do them for the longer time if you desire the same results. Definitely, you need to take care of your health.

 

4. Lifestyle Changes

As we age you may see changes in your lifestyle –some good and bad. After working throughout the life, you may find retirement as a stretched vacation. Yay! I said vacation!!! As its’ going to lessen the physical activities you do every day. You will crave for junk foods which are not at all good for health along with no exercise. So, you will be less active.

 

5. Maintaining a Healthy Weight as You Age

To maintain a healthy weight it is extremely important to stay fit. As your body fat or waist inches increases, you may be in trouble for some serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer, poor movement due to the burden on your joints and muscles. As your organs and muscles age, extra weight burdens your body.

 

6. Risk Factors for Weight Problems

You will struggle more to lose weight in case your parents are overweight or have a history of obesity.

 

7. Losing Weight at an Older Age

Get your body checkups done at regular intervals. The doctor will observe your weight and monitor and identify your problems at an earlier stage.To help you lose your weight your doctor may suggest you follow a proper diet or weight loss program, do regular exercises or join a gym, identify physical activities that are safe for your age and health and give a targeted weight for your body type. Doctors may suggest you to specialists in areas like dietetics, cardiovascular health, physical therapy and chiropractic care.

 

8. Weight loss surgery

The doctor may refer to weight loss surgery if you are morbidly obese. Morbid obesity means you weigh 100 pounds over your ideal weight or you have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more. Weight loss surgery lessens the size of your stomach, usually with a band or sutures. Your doctor can decide best based on your current weight, weight loss history, age, your health and any additional disorders. They make you aware of nutritional counseling and risks of complications.

Overall, an adequate sleep, a proper and healthy diet suggested by doctors and nutritionists and an active and a balanced life –all these are the answers to making your weight loss an easier and a happier journey for you.

How to sit

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Sounds silly, right? Why think about on this silly topic of How to sit? But this very common topic have certain positive, and negative effects on our body, depending on the way we sit. So, let’s discuss on this common but a very important aspect of our life.

Normally, we sit on a chair, on the couch or sofa, on the floor, etc. The way we sit affects a lot of our body parts like our hips, lower back, spine, waist, shoulders, neck and our head. Interesting! Isn’t it? Sitting for a longer period of time, in the office or at home in front of the television or even while driving a car, allocates inadequate burden alongside our spine and back. Later on, these long term along with poor sitting styles, over stress can cause tension headaches, pain in the lower back and shoulders and even disc problems. So, let’s check out some sitting positions that could be damaging to your body:-

 

Crossing legs at the knee

While you sit with your legs crossed, the area around your fibular head gets annoyed, which is just below the knee, it can tweak the peroneal nerve. Crossing your legs cause extra burden on your hip muscles and sciatic nerve due to the changes of the pelvic position. This can cause long-term back pain.

Solution: Always sit with your legs uncrossed. Do the leg cradle supine movement which gives elasticity to your hip muscles which got stiff by sitting this way.

 

Slouching

A common sitting position for people with desk jobs, slouching- the head is pushed forward and out of placement pressurizing the muscles to work harder to hold back. It stresses the shoulder and neck muscles that cause tension headaches. Slouching causes ample of stress to the trodden spine reasoning to lower back pain.

Solution: Keep an alarm or reminder on your PC to check your posture and stand up and be alert of your sitting position. Use a lumbar roll or a small towel in the small of your back to maintain an erect pose. To maintain your upper body and lower back do yoga poses and exercises.

 

Crossing legs under each other

This pretzel-style position swaps your hip and knee joints and stresses them. This causes stiff hamstrings and knee and backache. In long term, it causes a burden on the hip capsule by continuous spin.

Solution: Change this position habit. To neutralize the strain on the hips and knees, add the Foam roll and It Band and Hand walks in your everyday routine. Do stretching exercises daily.

 

One leg up, one leg down

Sitting with one leg up on the chair and one leg hanging down, causes your pelvis to spin in such a manner that normally wouldn’t and refrain it from spin logically. This leads to sacroiliitis or irritation of the SI joints- a reason for lower back pain.

Solution: This habit is a no-no. Stabilize your body and to ease your lower back, increase Glute Bridges to your everyday routine. Try placing a small pillow or ball between your knees while doing this exercise, it helps set off your abs and hip muscles. Thus, enlightening your strength and steadiness.

Overall, stretching exercises prove very effective for relieving stress around the abs, hips and lower back area, if done on an everyday basis.

Best summer foods to beat the heat

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1. Watermelon

To beat the summer heat, the watermelon has a high content of water which helps to keep our body cool and hydrated. As a bonus, it keeps hunger pangs at bay. Due to the presence of lycopene, watermelon helps to keep our tummy full for longer. Watermelons are a rich source of vitamin A and C. It refills the lost water intake in our body. Thus, a boon for all the weight watchers.

 

2. Cucumber

Cucumber contains 95% water. It also hydrates our body during summers. According to Eating Well magazine, a cup of cucumber slices is “nearly as thirst-quenching as the glass of water”. Cucumber also stimulates anti-ageing and anti-wrinkling activity. It also helps remove waste from our body.

 

3. Oranges

Yummy oranges! Belong to a citrus family. Sweet, sometimes tangy in taste, oranges are rich in potassium, vital during summers. Erin Palinski says “You lose potassium through sweat, which puts you at risk for muscle cramps,” RD, CDE, LDN, CPT, author of the forthcoming “Belly Fat Diet for Dummies. She also explains, “Eating oranges replenishes your supply and keeps muscle cramps away”. Oranges contain almost 80% of water, so an orange a day will keep you hydrated during your stickiest, sweaty summer days.

 

4. Yogurt

A cold cup straight from the fridge, high in protein, yogurt adds a dose of probiotics, useful bacteria that keeps your digestive system running smoothly during summers. Yogurt also keeps gastro-intestinal problems in control.

 

5. Honeydew and Cantaloupe

Both high in water levels, Honeydew and Cantaloupe are summer seasonal fruits, rich in vitamin A & C, also rich in potassium. These fruits easily digest if eaten on an empty stomach, also providing amounts of sugar equal to fuel your full day.

 

6. Blackberries and Raspberries

These colourful berries are high in fiber, rich in antioxidants and contain vitamins C. They are low in calories. They are often very expensive off the season.

 

7. Green Tea

Iced Green Tea is absolutely perfect for the summer season to replenish our water intake and keep ourselves hydrated. According to studies, green tea lowers cholesterol, may help in curing heart disease and cancer. It increases your metabolism and helps fight dementia.

 

8. Apples, Figs and Pears

An apple a day keeps a doctor away. Apples and pears should always be washed before eating so as to clear the pesticides on them or you can opt for the organic ones. It’s best to eat these fruits with their skin on so as to achieve the maximum nutrients. Apples, pears and figs are high in fiber. Ideally two medium sized figs contain more than 1.5gms of fiber.

 

9. Apricots, Peaches and Nectarines

All three of them are low-fat foods, good for the heart, fights cancer. Apricots, Peaches and Nectarines are also very good for the skin. They are high in fiber. Peaches have Vitamin C, peach and apricots have vitamin A present in them.

 

10. Strawberries and Blueberries

Strawberries and blueberries are colorful juicy berries rich in flavonoids. They also improve skin texture and lighten skin tone. They also increase the blood flow to the skin. Both these berries help prevent heart disease, manage diabetics, fight against cancer, etc.

 

11. Nuts

Nuts such as almonds, peanuts and cashew nuts etc., a handful of these are great to munch on. Keeping our stomach full for a longer period of time while avoiding unnecessary junk food. They also help in fighting bad cholesterol.

 

12. Avocados

Avocado is rich in healthy fats. It has a very good flavor with a very smooth texture. They are high in fiber and potassium, but low in carbs. They help in lowering cholesterol. They have a lot of antioxidants, good for the eyes and beneficial for the skin. It may help to battle cancer.

 

13. Salads, Green Leafy Vegetables

Leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, mint, etc along with salads like cucumber, etc are very cooling and very light on the stomach. Perfect to beat the summer season.

Disadvantages of Knee Replacement

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Knee replacement is a type of surgery where the weaker bones or joint in knees is replaced with special medical joints. This surgery is done for the patients aging from 60 to 80 years. As that is the age where the functions of the bones in the body weaken. We can say that this surgery is the enhancement to the well-functioning of the knee joints. The knee joint is a bridge between the thigh and shin bones that helps knee to bend smoothly. To function well knee joint is covered with cartilage that is tough tissue and smooth. The problem arises when this cartilage that absorbs shock either becomes thin or totally get damaged. This results in colliding of bones with each other and gives a lot of pain or gets swollen in that particular area. This type of problem is usually noticed in people with the problem of osteoarthritis.

On the other side, knee replacement has many disadvantages that may not be identical earlier but affects badly at later stages. Some of the prime negative results of knee replacement are:-

  • After the replacement of knee at certain times it may get loose or stop functioning properly as it should be.
  • We may experience certain sounds coming from knee replacement that is unusual.
  • Normally knee replacement are not well mechanised to bend it as it should be just like natural knee; this gives the problem to some people in kneeling down or putting weight on it.
  • It is possible that after knee replacement, up to 3 months your knee remain swollen and possibly you feel temporarily or permanently numb in your knees.
  • Possibility of infection at the operated area or nerves get damaged.
  • Certain tissues limit the smooth movement of knees and may dislocate the kneecap.
  • Requirement of replacing both knees may take more surgery time and have to be under anesthesia for longer time which increases many complications.
  • When both knee replacements are carried through surgery there is a high possibility of losing more amount of blood. With the double knee replacement patient doctors estimated around 40% of blood transfusion. While patient with single knee replacement tend to require 12% blood transfusion.
  • After the surgery of knee replacement patients are advised to stay at rehabilitation centers where they get all types of facilities such as meals, whole day service but contrary to that at such centers there is more risk of getting infections.
  • It is always found that almost knee replacement surgeries are successful but with that increases a lot of complications that we don’t look at it. For instance, research shows that 3.8% of patients experience more complications than the patients who have undergone a single knee replacement with average complication of 2.2%. Best examples of such severe complications are wound get swollen, a requirement of the second operation and pulmonary embolism.

Benefits of Mango – The King of fruits

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Imagine life without fruits. What would it be? But we graced with such fruits by nature that one or the other fruit is liked by individual. Every season brings different types of fruits with it in the form of taste, colour, texture, shape and benefits for our body. Fruits are the best choice almost everyone have for their breakfast. It is very interesting to observe that every fruit has its own importance and nutritious value that adds colours to our life.

We know that summer has arrived and so brings new variety of fruits with different tastes. One such fruit that is most popular in summer and is almost on everyone’s mouth, we call it “Mango”. Mango is such fruit wherein we find different tongue-friendly tastes like sweet, juicy and many others. Mango is commonly known as “Fruit of the Paradise”. We never find such tasty fruit anywhere else in the world except in India. Mango has very interesting scientific name “Mangifera indica”. When we talk about highest cultivator and exporter of mango then it is India that has such large farming capacity and land is very friendly and fertile for mangoes.

Mango is called as “King of Fruits” because of its high nutrients value and its usefulness in losing extra pounds. Isn’t it interesting? This fruit is also known for its fragrance that we rarely find in other fruits. As it has so many benefits and very popular, people specially wait for summer season and grab all those mangoes to eat as much as they can. Consumption of mangoes protects us from severe health issues like early ageing problems, cancer, heart problems, cataract and many other similar diseases. As mangoes contain potassium it helps in regulating blood pressure and fluid in the body. Mangoes provides sources of iron, niacin, calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and magnesium.

Mangoes has plenty other benefits that makes it popular around the world. Some of the major benefits are:-

1. Helps in overcoming respiratory problems:
Problems like bronchitis, breathing problems for people who smoke, asthma can be cured by beta-carotene present in mangoes. The more we consume beta-carotene with Vitamin C; the more it helps to increase lungs capacity that really protects us from asthma, acute bronchitis and other breathing problems.
  
2. Strengthens bones in our body:
Frequent bone fracture is the result of deficiency of Vitamin K. Normally, for strengthening our bones calcium is the key aspect to be considered in the form of fruits or vegetables. Mango has all this to offer an individual for good amount of calcium.
  
3. Boosts memory very much:
Elder or younger ones having less memory capacity can get help from mangoes as they contain good amount of Glutamine acid which helps to activate cells and increase memory power. Mangoes is one of the finest source of increasing concentration in kids.
  
4. Beneficial for increasing immunity:
It is very important to know that mango has one of the finest source of Vitamin C that helps to strengthen and increase immune system in our body. The increase in immunity helps to protect ourselves from infections, cold, flu and many other common diseases.
  
5. Boon for Women:
As mango contains iron naturally, it helps to cure anaemia and problems related to iron deficiency. Women with pregnancy or menopause are always advised to eat ripen mangoes in liquid form or solid form to increase the level of iron and calcium in the blood.
  
6. Excellent source for improving digestion:
Mangoes are rich in fibres which ultimately improves our digestive system. It mainly helps to cure constipation, increase energy level and purifies blood. Enzymes present in mangoes makes it easier to breakdown protein and carbohydrate.

Here we saw some of the benefits of eating mangoes this summer. So, eat mangoes and be the king of your health.

Benefits of Morning Walk

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Morning Walking is the key element in keeping your body fit and healthy. This is the time when you are more relaxed than at other times during the day. Walking in the early morning helps to activate our senses to perform better for rest of the day. While we walk in the morning try to breathe deeply, this way your whole body gets oxygenated well. The best thing about choosing to walk in the morning is because that is time period when the air is free from pollution and even the surrounding is peaceful.

Beyond this let us see some of the key benefits we can get while walking in the early morning:-

  1. Benefits your appetite by regulating digestive system well:
    Today, when we have such environment in the offices we work where we have to sit and work but no much physical. This disturbs our digestion cycle and many severe problems arises. To avoid this, morning walk is the best medicine for any constipation related problems. After a regular morning walk; healthy breakfast is advisable to take. Usually when we get up late in the morning we mess the whole day’s schedule and skip breakfast to reach office on time this is also not good.
  2. Good for our mind to help us keep calm and work effectively:
    When we take a look at all the benefits of walking in the morning this is the prime benefit we get of it. A proper sleep at night and waking up for the morning walk results in keeping our mind fresh throughout the day, even if we have hectic jobs to do we will surely end up on positive side that is guaranteed. While we start walking in the morning the calm air passing by and the sunlight which is not so hot rejuvenates our body and mind. This keeps us away from stress.
  3. Helps to glorify our skin:
    We often wonder or plan to make our skin glow all the time but end up with no results. Morning walk is the best cream for our skin to stay glowing all day. Wonder how? While we walk in the morning we know that pollution level is very low because of least frequency of vehicles passing by and this atmosphere is perfect to gain Vitamin D directly from sun which is one of the key element for glowing skin.
  4. Regulates proper blood circulation in the body:
    Walking is another form of cardio exercise that regulates blood circulation in the body. Normally, we know that while we walk in the morning our heart beats perform faster and this helps to transport blood to all other parts of the body. Our sugar level, blood pressure, heart rate and everything gets normal when we walk regularly for 30 – 45 minutes daily. We also help our body to keep away from any type strokes or heart related problems that is increasing day by day.
  5. Best time slot to plan for whole day:
    Many times it happens that we find that if we get space to plan ourselves for something then we can increase productivity and work efficiency. But we always feel ourselves forced to do other thing leaving the first work doing perfectly as per plan. Morning walk time is the time slot to rethink the plans or commitments given to any work by you and set it again this time with proper plan. When we actually put this method into practice we will find that this will work like wonders and we will be available to do more works with priority. This time slot is the best platform to improve our concentration and focus on one thing.

“When you go for a walk, your time belongs to you.”

Latest Physiotherapy Non-Invasive Technology in India

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Ultrasound

The term ultrasound that is actually a deep heating modality is really helpful in treating overuse injuries and it guides to break up scar tissue. It has proven treatment for overuse injuries, Inflammation and spasm along with capability of breaking up scar tissue. Ultrasound treatment is well applied on chronic injuries and acute injuries.

When we talk about therapeutic ultrasound treatments, they are helpful in management of soft tissue lesions, which usually constitute rheumatic complaints that is major. Many research studies are carried in laboratory and have found that a number of physiological effects of ultrasound on living tissue have little benefit for the treatment of soft tissue injuries.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

T.E.N.S stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. TENS is an alternative drug – free for controlling pain. Since twenty years, many doctors have prescribed TENS as one of effective way to remove or control pain.

TENS has tendency of sending tiny electrical signals passing through our skin to the nerve endings to reduce pain with the following two theories:-

  1. Gate Control Theory – It is the theory of overriding the nerve pain signals before they reach the brain.
  2. Endorphin release theory –It is a process of releasing the body’s own natural pain fighting chemicals called endorphins.

Variety of pain conditions can be treated by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Tens units have different adjustable settings to control amplitude (intensity) of stimulation by controlling the voltage. Based on the user’s physical location of pain the electrodes are placed at specific sites.At first the current travels through electrodes and then it travels into our skin stimulating specific nerve pathways to produce a tingling or massaging sensation that reduces the perception of pain. When a TENS Unit is used as directed, TENS is safe, noninvasive, drug-free method of pain management. A TENS Unit is used to offer a better quality of life for people with pain.

Ultrasound therapy mainly increases circulation and blood flow to the effective area which aids in decreasing pain and also muscle tightness and edema.Regularly Electrical stimulation completes a nerve block which helps to reeducate the pain receptors.

Physical therapists are focused on patient’s function and the ability to heal patients as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

TENS are used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world for the relief of physical pain. This is why hundreds of doctors, nurses, and patient technicians often recommend that their patients use TENS unit for minor and major pain relief.

The revolutionary step in health technology world, UltraCare PRO has Launched advanced pain relief solution with SONICTENS – Combination of Ultrasound with TENS in India certified by FDA & CE.

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Features of the Product:

  • Combines therapeutic ultrasound and TENS for patients needing stronger therapy.
  • Ergonomically designed.
  • Features 1 MHz frequency with 3 power levels and 30 mA of TENS therapy for deep therapeutic treatment.
  • Beam Nonuniformity Ratio (BNR) 5:1 max.
  • Small, unique design that is easy to operate and portable.
  • Three treatment times (5 min, 10 min or 15 min).
  • Automatic power shut-off after 10 minutes.
  • Over heating Protection Function.
  • Automatic power shut-off after 10 minutes.
  • Comes complete with device, one 2” x 4” white cloth electrode, lead wire, AC adaptor, ultrasound transmission gel, quick start guide and instruction manual.
  • Power Source: AC/DC adaptor.
  • One year warranty.

 

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Product Specs:

  • Main Device
    • Current Consumption: 18W
    • Working Current: < 1.1A
    • Safety Class: Class II, BF-type
    • Device Dimension (LxWxH): 7.9″ x 1.9″ x 2.8″ inch
    • Weight: 235g
  • Ultrasound
    • Acoustic Frequency: 1 MHz ± 10%
    • Temporal Maximum Power: 9.6W ± 20% (duty factor: 100%)
    • Pulse Repetition Rate: 100 Hz ± 10%
    • Duty Factor: 30%, 40%, 50%
    • Effective Radiating Area (ERA): 4.0 cm² ± 20%
    • Temporal Maximum Effective Intensity: 2.4W/cm²
    • Beam Type: Collimated
    • Waveform: Pulsed
    • Treatment Time: 5 min, 10 min, 15 min
    • Material of Treatment Head: Aluminum
  • TENS
    • Output Characteristics: Constant Voltage (CV)
    • Treatment Time: 5 min, 10 min, 15 min
    • Output Wave: Bi-phasic square waveform
    • Carrier Frequency (C.F.): 2.5kHz
    • Sweep Low Beat Frequency (Beat L): 1Hz, 5Hz, 80Hz
    • Sweep High Beat Frequency (Beat H): 10Hz, 120Hz
    • Maximum Output: 0-15V (at 500O Load)

The SONICTENS combines the two most proven electrotherapies for pain relief – ultrasound with TENS – into one compact and sleek device. Deep heat from the therapeutic ultrasound, and TENS therapy, can be used simultaneously to help patients treat chronic and acute muscular pain. Clinically tested and FDA-approved.

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Top 10 Reasons for Shoulder Pain

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  • One of the common reason of shoulder pain is that our arm bone slips or pops out of the located joint it results in dislocated shoulder causing very high shoulder pain.
  • Trigger points or tender points that is related areas of tenderness that can be called fibromyalgia. Talking about these points they cause pain on your body where even light pressure will give us pain 10 times more. We can commonly say as consistent dull ache that affects many areas of our body.
  • A shoulder pain condition that constraints the extent of movement of shoulder commonly known as frozen shoulder is another reason for shoulder pain. It happens while your shoulder joint become thicker and tighter, then slowly develops scar tissue with the time. This stops the normal motion of shoulder. This causes between the age 40 and 60.
  • One other reason is of spinal stenosis that narrows spinal column and later starts compressing the spinal cord. Here if the process of narrowing is not so high then it does not cause pain but if narrowing is too high then it may compress nerves resulting in pain of spine and shoulder parts also.
  • Muscles that help the movement of the shoulder joint is badly affected by rotator cuff tendinitis, or tendonitis. One having tendinitis their muscles are inflamed or irritated. Impingement syndrome is the common name for Rotator cuff tendinitis. This problem usually occurs with athletes where they have to keep the shoulder in one position. It results in shoulder pain that takes time to recover.
  • Lower neck tenderness and suprascapular area pain is referred with shoulder and upper arm. This restricts shoulder motion and motion of the neck which results in shoulder pain.
  • One more inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness mostly affecting shoulders and neck known as polymyalgia rheumatic. This disorder mainly affects people over age 65. It slowly spreads to other parts of the body affecting both sides of the body.
  • Separation in shoulder is an injury occurred when the ligaments between the shoulder blade and the collarbone are torn. So, this injury is caused by over stretching hand or by blow to the shoulder.
  • Crack through all parts or all of a bone causes fracture. Fracture occurred in the shoulder, involves the upper arm bone or collarbone. Common causes of fracture or crack in the shoulder is blow or fall to the shoulder.
  • Arthritis in the shoulder is also one common disorder that results in shoulder pain. There are two types of arthritis :-
  • Rheumatoid arthritis – One such autoimmune disease that causes inflammation to one or more joints.
  • Osteoarthritis – This disease is caused by tear and wear of the cartilage.

 

Sciatica massage:-

  • The sciatic nerve is associated with back pain, which is also the longest nerve in human body, experiences the pain from the lower back down through the leg.
  • Sciatica pain generally decreases on its own within two months.
  • There are different effective ways to treat, of which massage is highly effective in treating the pain of sciatica.
  • Alternative treatments sciatica patients try are consulting a physiotherapist, doctor or a chiropractor. According to a survey, the massage therapy patients reported better functioning and less pain.
  • In fact, more than a third of them said their pain was completely or nearly gone. Dr. Daniel Cherkin of the Center for Health Studies in Seattle concluded “Massage does help a significant chunk of people who have not benefited from other treatments.”

 Carpal Tunnel Massage:-

  • Carpal Tunnel Massage is a therapy used in such cases where patients experience pain, lack of sensation or prickly feeling in their wrists or hands known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Carpal tunnel massage helps patients feel better in other areas as well.

 

Massage and Cancer:-

  • Therapeutically Massage proves very helpful in dealing with the effects of cancer treatment such as nausea and fatigue.
  • While facing cancer, patients might feel as if they’ve lost control of their health.
  • But, patients dealing with cancer in the bones or diseases like osteoporosis, should make sure to alert their therapist to use light pressure.

Shin splints massage:-

  • According to WebMD 13% of the root cause of all running injuries is what we say Shin splints and are also responsible for pain that last longer for even months.
  • Sports like basketball, tennis, running events or any related sport that include repetitive starts and stops cause shin splints resulting in slight swelling and tenderness in the lower leg.

Massage for TMJ:-

  • The Mayo Clinic suggests that most of the pain related with the TMJ (the temporomandibular joint on either side of the head, where the skull and lower jawbone meet) can be cured without surgery.
  • Consistent massage techniques can help cure jaw injury, arthritis or tired jaws by continuously crushing or tightening of the teeth.

 

Rotator Cuff Massage:-                                         

  • Rotator cuff are the muscles and ligaments that keep the arm bone in the shoulder socket and also connect the upper arm with the shoulder blade.
  • Massaging and stretching the muscles, can help encourage blood flow to any affected area.
  • This improves in better movement, keeps the muscles looser making them less prone to strain, avoiding rotator cuff injury.

Scoliosis Massage:-

  • Massage is a healing tool for patients with congenital scoliosis present since birth, neuromuscular scoliosis affected by muscular weakness or disease, or functional scoliosis begun by injury, posture, muscle spasms or body damages.
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy gently eases tightness in muscles and joints, which can improve flexibility and lessen strain.

Diabetes Massage:-

  • Diabetes Massage as the name says cures Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics by the relaxing massages.
  • Regular massage helps move blood through narrow areas of the body, flushing lactic acid from your muscles and promoting more oxygen-rich blood to flow in.

Whiplash Massage:-

  • Whiplash massage is useful for those dealing with car accidents, it also affects sportspersons people who get struck by a falling object.
  • Muscles bearing head jerks backward or forward, this impact burdens the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles.
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy is a mild massage that provides relief to headaches and neck injuries.
  • Trigger Point Massage often lessens the pain after one session only.
  • More focused Deep Muscle Therapy is effective for continuous neck and back pain.

Gout Massage:-

  • Gout is known as a rich man’s disease it can be hereditary or it affects to people who eat excessive quantity of food and alcohol.
  • Increasing levels of uric acid in blood can develop sharp urate crystals in the joints and tissues resulting in frequent attacks in the big toe, foot ankle, knee, elbow, wrist, hands or fingers causing pain, swelling and redness.
  • Gout massage helps keeping the muscles and tissue strong and healthy covering which our professional therapists are experienced in the types of massage that keep your muscles and tissue surrounding the affected area strong and healthy.

Massage for Insomnia:-

  • Insomnia is lack of sleep. Massage therapy increases relaxation, eases pain and nervousness, which helps restore human sleep pattern.
  • Massage promotes deep sleep which releases serotonin, known as the body’s biological production of anti-pain chemicals.
  • “Aroma Therapy massage with lavender and essential oils is extremely helpful in inducing a good night’s peaceful sleep.

 

MS and Massage:-

  • People with MS go through symptoms such as tension, gloominess, and effects on their sensory nerves. Massage helps in secreting body’s natural pain killer –serotonin.
  • It improves deep sleep, lessens pain and enhances relaxation. Less stress more sleep.

 

Asthma Massage:-

  • Asthma patients find deep breathing very tough in certain problematic situations.
  • Here Asthma massage comes very handy as it helps in relaxing the accessory respiratory muscles which are used in breathing.
  • For children, a pre-bedtime massage relaxes the child and increases air flow if done regularly every night for a month.
  • In adults massage helps strengthening the chest muscles which increases blood circulation and pulmonary function.
  • Using Aromatherapy massage with lavender helps in relaxing and reducing the symptoms of Asthma.

Restless Leg Syndrome Massage:-

  • The main reason behind Restless Leg Syndrome is poor blood circulation according to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
  • In this syndrome massage improves blood circulation as pressure is provided in order to help move blood through the narrow areas.
  • Releasing that pressure makes new blood flow in, which improves circulationof the lymph fluid that removes metabolic waste from the muscles and internal organs.

 

Osteoporosis Massage:-

  • Osteoporosis is a bone –thinning disease also known as THE SILENT THIEF.
  • Bones become very brittle and fragile and so it is a disease of the skeletal system.
  • Osteoporosis massage gives relaxation, promotes blood circulation and the lymphatic fluid which carries toxins away from the internal organs.
  • Removal of metabolic wastes makes the body healthy and capable of dealing osteoporosis problems.

Breast Cancer Massage:-

  • Massage therapy is the most effective therapy in breast cancer patients.
  • It helps in dealing with lessened feelings of depression, lessened anxiety and overall they need less pain medicines.
  • Massage also increases immune system-boosting white blood cells and increase in dopamine –associated to a sense of well-being.

Cerebral Palsy Massage:-

  • Cerebral Palsy is a disorder mainly caused by brain injury that can change with age.
  • Both in children and adults, massage therapy is a boon.
  • Massage also lifts the natural levels of serotonin and oxytocin also with mood-stimulating endorphins.

.Bursitis Massage:-

  • Bursitis is irritation of the fluid-filled sac which pillows the area where ligaments or muscles meet bones or skin.
  • It causes sensitivity and pain around the affected joint, sense of difficulty while moving, redness, warmth and soreness in the area.
  • Swedish Relaxation Massage helps lessen muscle toxins and stress hormones while improving blood circulation, mobility and reduction.

 

Fibromyalgia: Management Through Massage:-

  • In Fibromyalgia the patient suffers from changing in mood, chronic pain, fatigue, memory problems.
  • This problems is mainly noticed in women compared to men, which is actually a syndrome rather than calling it a disease.
  • Luckily this syndrome does not have threats to life and even does not damage muscles or any joints.
  • To get relief from this syndrome low – impact exercises is carried out to the people that give them relief.

Migraines: Management Through Massage:-

  • Migraine is such problem that occurs with severe pain in head alongwith nausea.
  • Sometimes in migraine for few other complications are also noticed such as sensory warning sign, such as flashes of light, blind spots or tingling in your arm or leg.
  • Two of the root causes which only can be recovered by massage are stress and hypertension that ultimately lead to migraine.
  • When we talk about therapy that is practised by therapist it highly depends on the level of migraine and may follow Reflexology therapy to cure migraine.

Arthritis: Management Through Massage:-

  • One of the most common form of disability in the world is “Arthritis” that decreases quality of lifestyle and costs us hard enough to repay back and hence it has no cure.
  • It is found that half of Americans from 46 million people in America have noticed that arthritis limits their regular activities.
  • In one research by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine found that consistent massage therapy resulted in lowering of anxiety, reduced pain, and improved grip strength for those with arthritis.

 

Back Massage:-

  • Back pain is very common nowadays in many people.
  • If we survey then we find that most people search for back massage than for any other.
  • We all know that our back consists of many hard working muscles and ligaments that distributes pain and strain to different areas in our entire life.
  • Massage therapy benefits to improve muscle spasms which occur when our rib or thoracic joints lose mobility, ultimately helping joints to function better.
  • Massage for back pain provides greater flexibility, and improves body’s range of motion.

 

Hand Massage:-

  • Ever noticed that our hands consists of more than a dozen bones that’s exactly 27, that are connected with many bones and those bones are connected with many joints.
  • Even if we don’t spend hours upon hours typing, doing embroidery, writing, knitting, building a boat in a bottle, or other work that requires a lot from our hands, therapeutic hand massage techniques can be effective in soothing pain as well as increasing our range of motion.
  • So it is important to have regular massage for hands and fingers to keep them working smoothly. Therapeutic hand massage improves our psychological mood and even reduces stress to get better sleep with relaxation.

 

 

 

Shoulder Massage:-

  • Shoulder is one of the most important body part as we do many activities like lifting, throwing, pulling and many other similar activities where there is involvement of hands and arms requires shoulder mobility.
  • Shoulder pain is so frequent that almost everyone thinks it’s a necessary burden.
  • It is very difficult to move arms if the shoulders are dislocated.
  • Shoulder massage is one of the most influential technique of improving range of motion.
  • By regular shoulder massage therapy it prevents future strains and similar problems related to arms.

 

Neck Pain Massage:-

  • One study done by U.S. National Institute of Health Statistics stated that 15% of Americans have trouble of neck pain.
  • This pain is caused due to continuous leaning over keyboard or work table.
  • Posture is the key factor here. To get relief from neck pain massage therapy is the best technique. Elaine Calenda of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy stated that massaging of neck itself worsens symptoms very first but through smooth massage of the back, arms, legs and chest results in lowering of neck pain.

Knee Massage:-

  • It is fact that our knees bear the entire body of the body and not necessary to respond well as always.
  • Osteoarthritis often is burden for adults because their cartilage that perform as the shock absorber for joints slowly and gradually begin to wear down.
  • In spite of Total Knee Replacement surgery has become common but as a side effect stiffness still prevails to many.
  • Knee massage therapy has surprising results in breaking down scar tissue which improves the recovery process.

 

Myofascial Massage:-

  • Myofascial pain is very different syndrome from the regular muscle soreness caused by extra challenging workouts and is ongoing.
  • It is known that pain is being sent from sensitive areas known as trigger points in certain muscles or connective tissues to other unrelated areas of the body.
  • This pain is equal both in men and women though women suffer more of fibromyalgia than men.
  • Myofascial massage includes gentle traction, pressure and positioning our joints in different angles to create a natural stretch.

 

Frozen Shoulder Massage:-

  • Sometimes we might notice that it becomes difficult to lift our arms or put our arms around friends for party that signs of adhesive capsulitis.
  • One thing is true for frozen shoulder is it does not last longer for a year or two years.
  • Regular massage therapy helps to increase range of motion and flexibility.

 

Tennis Elbow Massage:-

  • Playing tennis or other similar games where the arm movements are repetitive then it may put strain on our tendon and also put stress on muscles leading to tiny tears in our connective tissues.
  • Tennis elbow makes it very hard to do even simple activities like holding a pen, writing, lift our hand.
  • The point where tendons connect to your outside elbow bone becomes painful and tender, and the pain might extend into your wrist or upper arm.

 

Massage for Tendinitis:-

  • Each time we bend or stretch, our tendons go into action.
  • Too much action can result in tendinitis or tendonitis, the inflammation which is caused by repetitive motion as well as by aging and injuries that tear your muscle fibers.
  • While tendinitis usually goes away within a month, continued use of the joint can result in chronic tendinitis.
  • Massage can help provide relief before that happens, regardless of whether your tendinitis is caused by overuse or other factors.

Massage during Menstruation:-

  • Women during menstruation experience pain, endometriosis and dysmenorrhea but with regular massage found themselves relieved.
  • The studies found that it not only relieved them from pain but its positive effect increased over the next six weeks.
  • The women receiving massage showed a decrease in anxiety, depression and perceived pain, as well as other PMS symptoms.
  • While massage can increase menstrual flow because of improved blood circulation, it can also have a positive effect on other aspects of menstruation.

Muscle Spasm Massage:-

  • The problem of Muscle spasms or cramps usually caught in surprising manner.
  • A spasm that vanishes quickly is harmless, but prolonged muscle contraction leads to a painful cramp.
  • Involuntary spasms can happen in your neck, back, hands, arms, thighs, abdomen and rib cage muscles, but the most common muscle cramps are in the feet and calves.
  • It is found that many medications, dehydration and overexertion causes muscle cramps. Stretching exercise is always good method to follow.

Massage for Depression:-

  • Depression is the most common problem in today’s competitive world where people also fight with other serious syndromes.
  • Cortisol is the body’s response to stress, and massage therapy lowers it by as much as 50%.
  • At the same time, massage provides many benefits and can also increase the levels of serotonin and dopamine, which are both neurotransmitters that help stabilize your mood.

 

Massage for Anxiety:-

  • Massage plays very important role in eliminating anxiety from one’s life.
  • “Massage therapy can be effective for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, lower back pain, insomnia, headaches, anxiety, circulatory problems and recovery from a sports injury.”
  • The human body was designed to respond to danger, such as an attack by wild beasts, by either fleeing or fighting.
  • Both those actions require extra levels of cortisol, known as the “stress hormone,” which suppresses the immune system and increases blood sugar levels to keep our muscles ready for fight or flight.
  • But since most of today’s problems don’t involve wild beasts, sustaining higher cortisol levels can lead to digestive problems, headaches and insomnia.
  • When your body is relaxed, your nervous system responds with a lower heart rate and improved breathing.
  • Deep sleep becomes easier to achieve, because your muscles remember the sensation vividly enough to recreate it at home, which enables you to enjoy a healthier life.

 

Top 10 Quick Benefits of Massage Therapy

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1. Massage therapy strengthens physical fitness and recovers injuries or pain related to muscles and joints.
2. It helps to maintain flexibility and mobility of the body at a very relaxing stage.
3. As we all know to be happy and healthy it is crucial that our immune system should be strong enough to handle any obstacles. So by massage therapy it benefits in maintaining balance in immune system.
4. Relaxation and reduced stress is the result of consistent massage therapy techniques.
5. At times when we are operated for any body parts then it needs some massage to get back normal rhythm of the body.
6. Some of the problems like blood pressure, diabetes or other similar factors can be controlled or cured by regular massage therapy machine.
7. With regular massage therapy chemicals like seratonin and dopamine are released that results in getting relaxation and overcome tiredness.
8. Regular massage improves heart rate, steady state of mind and proper circulation of blood.
9. Massaging eliminates stiffness and pain from shoulder and helps in recovering from frozen shoulders.
10. Lastly, it maintains overall state of the cycle of the body that is very important in today’s time.