Soft Tissue Massage Strokes Explained

The Basics Effleurage is always the first technique used in massage as a beginning warm up stroke. Its long gliding strokes produce superficial heat and allows the muscles to relax through the activation of the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system. Effleurage strokes can be transverse or longitudinal and improve local circulation, help remove waste products such as lactic acid and bring nutrients such as oxygen and glucose to the area. Through deeper effleurage superficial muscle and tissues can be stretched and compressed further. Just the use of simple effleurage can help to alleviate pain by increasing the production of endorphins. Petrissage is a kneading technique tha

Using Sports Massage Therapy as a Complementary Therapy: Parkinsons Disease

As you will know or have read by now, Sports Massage Therapy is not only beneficial to a sportsperson. It can have a positive effect on a vast number of people and for many, make a huge difference to their everyday lives. Parkinson’s Disease is a nervous system condition, involving the progressive degeneration of nerve tissue and a reduction in neurotransmitter production in the central nervous system. As a movement disorder, most symptoms often associated with Parkinson’s affect movement and are often called motor symptoms. It is a very individual condition with each person presenting and experiencing different symptoms. Not everyone will experience the same, and the way in which they appea

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