Obviously I’m biased when it comes to Massage and Bodywork, since I’m a Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist and enjoy this job immensely. I also totally believe in the benefits of regular Massage sessions, but it’s always good if science backs this up and gives an unbiased proof for the many benefits that Massage Therapy provides. Especially if it goes beyond the back, neck, shoulder aches and pains.
So what research is actually out there?
The general recommendations for patients with heart disease are to cut out the fat and lower the salt, as well as more “regular exercise.” And more often than not the doctor would prescribe statin medication. But would a doctor recommend taking a magnesium supplement or even testing the the patient for a magnesium deficiency?
Probably not, however there seems to be good evidence that low serum magnesium has the strongest correlation with heart disease.
A paper from 1981 and a 2013 review had the same conclusion.
One researcher studied this for decades, exploring the mechanistic underpinnings of magnesium deficiency and heart disease, the role of magnesium in congestive heart failure, the utility of magnesium infusion in acute myocardial infarction,
Unfortunately, she and her results received little acknowledgement by the medical community.
As recently as 2004, the researcher was showing that magnesium accomplishes many of the same effects as statins without the negative side effects.
The paper is available here.
RSI what is it? RSI used to be called OOS- Occupational Overuse Syndrome, you may have heard that before in the office. Nowadays the term Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is more commonly used- it is a condition which presents pain or tenderness (usually down one arm) in muscles, tendons or nerves as a result of doing the same movement for a prolonged time.....
I talk a lot about magnesium and for good reason:
Magnesium is vital to mental and emotional health, proper sleep, healthy cell function, bone health and, probably also reduction of inflammation.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and we don't talk enough about it and the vital role it plays in great health and energy, as well as disease prevention.
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We regularly get asked by our clients why deep tissue massage can make you feel a bit sore and achy afterwards.
Ok, let’s see what’s going on….
Got a headache? Pop a pill! Pulled a muscle? Pop a pill! Pills seem to be the go-to remedy for almost every illness in the book! But if you’re not convinced that popping pills is the way to go, it might be time to investigate the natural alternatives to everyday over-the-counter (OTC) pain remedies.