Benefits of Regular Massage

It’s 6 a.m., your alarm is screaming at you to rise and shine. It’s time to hit the ground running after a restless night of sleep, make breakfast for the kids, pack bags, jump in the shower and begin the mad rush through traffic to school and work.
The day doesn’t stop there. After an intense nine-hour day in the office, you rush home, get dinner on the table and start your bedtime routine to do it all over again.

Now stop, take a deep breath and daydream yourself to a massage room, where there is true tranquility, stress evaporates and you have a full hour to unwind and relax.

When you see that nearly 60 to 90 percent of all doctor visits are stress-related, it should strike a chord…



Alternative Medicine – Medicine or Myth?

We talked to Dr Charlie Teo about the alternative medicine crackdown and being shocked by the home remedies on ‘Medicine or Myth?’

The groundbreaking neurosurgeon pulls no punches on the proposed crackdown on complementary medicine, his detractors, and why keeping an open mind to home remedies is so important.

When SBS Guide rings neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo, he’s at home, “chilled” and ready for our call. Of course, things got slightly more awkward from there – as they’re wont to do when you’re talking to a typically frank doctor about body parts and embarrassing maladies.

But that’s a key part of being a judge on Medicine or Myth?, tasked with deciding which Australian home remedies warrant a clinical trial to test if they really work.

Here, the neurosurgeon who has proved controversial for his radical surgery for brain cancer pulls no punches on complementary medicine and its possible curtailment, the home remedies that surprised him, and the science and emotion of the show…



10 Benefits of Foot Massage

Our foot, which supports the weight of the whole body, allows locomotion and does a lot of work. They are still the least spoiled part of the body. To pamper your feet and keep them strong and flexible, a good daily foot massage for a few minutes is a good option.

However, studies have found other benefits for foot massage, such as decreasing pain, helping to keep the heart and blood rhythm low, and helping with some mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. These benefits result from a combination of the physical effects of massage and the psycho social aspect of receiving a foot massage…



Medical Massage

What is a Medical Massage?

Medical massage or therapeutic massage involves manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm and stress.

It also improves functioning of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems and may improve the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness…

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