Massage Reduces Headache Frequency

Written by Saman Baghestani

Massage significantly reducedrepparttar number of headaches experienced by people with chronic tension headaches, and decreasedrepparttar 150296 duration ofrepparttar 150297 headaches, according to a recent study.

"Massage Therapy and Frequency of Chronic Tension Headaches" was conducted by Christopher Quinn, Clint Chandler and Albert Moraska, Ph.D., ofrepparttar 150298 Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, Colorado.

Four people who had experienced two to three headaches per week forrepparttar 150299 past six years or more participated inrepparttar 150300 study, which lasted eight weeks. Duringrepparttar 150301 first four weeks, baseline headache measures were recorded. Throughoutrepparttar 150302 last four weeks, participants received two 30-minute massages per week.

A standardized massage protocol was used, consisting of six phases that fit inrepparttar 150303 30-minute time period: preparatory tissue warm-up (three minutes), myofascial release (five minutes), axial cervical traction (two minutes), trigger-point therapy (15 minutes), facilitated stretching (five minutes) and session closure (three-to-five minutes).

The trigger-point therapy, which made uprepparttar 150304 bulk ofrepparttar 150305 routine, consisted of scanning palpation ofrepparttar 150306 upper trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, suboccipital, splenius capitis, levator scapulae and temporalis muscles.

"When located, active trigger points were treated by pincer or flat palpation with just enough pressure to elicit referred pain or autonomic referral phenomena," staterepparttar 150307 study's authors.

NMT: Trigger Point Therapy and What to Look for in a T Bar

Written by Saman Baghestani

Massage therapy is as ancient as noodles. People have been striving to reach a state of ultimate comfort and efficiency, while atrepparttar same time, cuttingrepparttar 150295 work load.

I believe that is a great goal to work towards, and I want to highlight how my experience with Sorbo Vibe rubber has changed my life! I recently heard from a co worker of mine that attends a massage school in Texas about a true blue massage tool that tookrepparttar 150296 classic trigger point staple,repparttar 150297 t bar, and made it more comfortable and ultimately better.

In my occupational field of massage therapy, every little bit helps.. When I tried this Sorbo Vibe t bar, I was amazed! Their uniquely created polymer is smooth torepparttar 150298 touch, and perfectly hard, allowing just enough give to acheiverepparttar 150299 vibratory absorption needed to relieverepparttar 150300 stiffness associated with t bars I have relied on for all these years. It makes perfect sense once you get to touchrepparttar 150301 smooth blue polymer they're so proudly calling Sorbo Vibe.

For those of you unfamiliar with t bars and NMT as a whole, I strongly recommend you takerepparttar 150302 time to unwind with or withoutrepparttar 150303 massage tool. If you have not discoveredrepparttar 150304 miracle of trigger point therapy, then you surely are holding more tension and muscle stiffness in you than I am.

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