Alternative Recovery Techniques for Athletes From Acupuncture to Massage

How athletes recover from wear and tear on their bodies has become nearly as important as how they train. Jill Wosmek, head athletic trainer for the USA Women’s Volleyball Team, who is based in Anaheim, Calif., uses a variety of nontraditional techniques to help promote healing in her athletes’ bodies.

Massage Benefits for Seniors and Those With Arthritis

The most simple definition of arthritis is “inflammation of a joint or joints,” but those suffering from the condition know that living with arthritis is not at all simple. In the United States alone, tens of millions of people, including infants, children, teens, and adults, deal with the pain and discomfort of arthritis every single day. Studies show that there is a higher rate of arthritis among white Americans, but symptoms tend to be worse for minorities such as Hispanics, Asians, and African-Americans. Massage therapy can help ease pain and discomfort for those who prefer holistic healing methods. Read on to find out more.

Alternative Therapies Can Augment Treatment in Resistant Depression

Most people know that alternative therapies, including massage therapy, can help with a variety of issues, from stress to pain management. But did you know that some might also help with depression? Read on to find out more about how BL (bright white light) therapy, massage therapy, and other alternative therapies are showing results for a variety of patients.

Your Guide to the 12 Major Energy Meridians

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), meridians are the means through which energy, referred to as Chi or Qi, flows through the body. The 12 standard meridians, or principal meridians, are divided into two groups known as Yin and Yang. Each group represents different parts of our body, such as the lungs, heart, small and large intestine, kidney, liver, and so on. This article discusses the 12 standard meridians in detail.

Major Athletes Rely on Sports Massage for Optimal Performance and Injury Rehab

According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) website, massage can help “improve performance, reduce pain, prevent injury, encourage focus and shorten recovery time.”

Considering those kind of results, it’s no surprise that many professional athletes count on massage therapists to keep them in peak condition and performance ready.