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Benefits of Foot Massage & Reflexology

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What is foot reflexology? The Chinese believe in foot reflexology and its ability to both prevent and cure many health problems. Foot reflexology is based on the belief that every reflex zone begins in the foot, and then travels to the head through the vital organs. Reflex zones are pressure points located on the tips of hands and feet, and they are believed to connect directly to the nervous system. Therefore, by exerting pressure on different parts of the soles and sides of feet, various muscles and vital organs can be reached. Ancient Egyptians also used foot massage, presumably for the same reasons. Archaeologists have found drawings of foot massages in Egyptian caves and digs. However, in recent times, people have turned to foot massage as a way to relax…
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What is cupping therapy?

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Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. The cups may be made of: Glass Bamboo Earthenware Silicone Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C. How does cupping therapy work? To create the suction inside the cups, the practitioner may them by placing a flammable substance (such as herbs, alcohol, and/or…
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Massage Therapy Can Help to Manage Pain in Children with Sickle Cell Disease

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What Is Sickle Cell Disease? Sickle cell disease is a condition in which red blood cells are not shaped as they should be. Red blood cells look like round discs. But in sickle cell disease, they're shaped like sickles, or crescent moons, instead. These sickle shaped cells get stuck together and block small blood vessels. This stops blood from moving as it should, which can lead to pain and organ damage. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Sickle Cell Disease? People with sickle cell disease can have pain crises. In a pain crisis: Pain may happen in any part of the body.Cold, stress, illness, or dehydration can bring on pain.The pain may last a few hours, a few days, or sometimes longer. How Is Sickle Cell Disease Treated? Stem…
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