Not all massages are the same. Some offer more medical value; others focus on relaxation. What do you need to know, and how do you choose which is best?
If you’ve taken up yoga lately, you’re joining a growing number of Americans who have taken up the practice in recent years. A new survey says the number of people in the U.S. practicing yoga has nearly doubled since 2002.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a complementary natural healing technique that originated in Tibet. In the early 20th century, a Japanese Buddhist, Dr. Mikao Usui, rediscovered Reiki. Today, this healing therapy is offered by certified Reiki practitioners who trained under Reiki Masters. Below, Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine Reiki practitioner Vickie Bodner, LMT, answers common questions about … Read More
How long have people been enjoying massages? Try centuries! Evidence can be found in Egyptian tombs and ancient Chinese medical texts. Today’s massage therapists manipulate tissue to achieve deep relaxation and to promote healing. Applying skillful touch and pressure, they help treat injuries and health problems. Massage therapy can also prevent injury and enhance wellness. … Read More
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Contributor: Christine Spiroch, PhD, PA-C, Integrative Medicine Specialist The holidays are happy, joyful times for many of us. For others, however, the November and December holidays cause significant stress. Reasons include: Spending more — or less — time with our families Gift-giving and receiving Having more opportunities to be around food Lifestyle changes may not … Read More