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Health benefits of massage on different parts of the body

Health benefits of massage on different parts of the body

January 08, 2019 2 Comments

For many individuals, one of the foremost justifications for abstaining from preventative or rehabilitative care is simply not knowing the positives that they’re missing out on. While this is a shame, there’s really no reason to not educate oneself on the benefits of these practices. Massage is one of the most accessible and most helpful options out there. Whether you’re suffering from a range of ailments or are simply looking to keep your body in the best shape possible, this practice may be a valuable tool to you. Take a look at these ways that massage can benefit the various regions of your body. Who knows? You may even find inspiration to try the practice out on your own!

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Back Pain Relief for Runners

Back Pain Relief for Runners

January 08, 2019

KEY POINTS

  • 3 out of 5 Americans will experience lower back pain
  • Running puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the lower back
  • The repetitive motion of running is particularly destructive when there are asymetries in biomechanics
  • Developing your core strength and flexibility will help prevent lower back pain

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Heated Debate about Cooling Down

Heated Debate about Cooling Down

January 08, 2019

At Moji, we love a good sports medicine debate.  Actually, we love any debate.  However, in addition to the customary water-cooler deliberations about last night’s game or the merits of certain Project Runway designers, we contemplate (okay, loudly dispute) the veracity of every great debate in sports from stretching to what headphones have done to running. 

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Injury Tip Sheet: Plantar Fasciitis

Injury Tip Sheet: Plantar Fasciitis

January 08, 2019

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs along the bottom of the foot

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Should you try ice massage therapy?

Should you try ice massage therapy?

December 18, 2018

There are many variations of massage that each work to specifically alleviate certain ailments often experienced after a vigorous workout. Figuring out the various techniques and movements that best cater to your sore muscles can help make massages an essential component of your post-exercise recovery routine. One of the lesser known styles of massage therapy that’s often undervalued is providing yourself with an ice massage. This simple approach to aiding your body’s recovery process combines the natural therapeutic effects of ice with the soothing abilities of active motion upon an area of soreness or swelling. Take a look at how ice massage therapy may provide you with the relief you need, as well as the proper techniques to perform it:

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Can massage boost your brain power?

Can massage boost your brain power?

December 18, 2018

We are probably all aware of how receiving a massage can do wonders for alleviating sore muscles in our body or aiding us during a period of recovery. But what’s relatively unknown is how exactly the experience of a massage impacts our brain. From the psychological side effects of a massage to the production of the chemicals that alter our moods, there are many overlooked advantages massage can provide our brains with. Take a look at how your massages may actually be boosting your brain​ power:

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The Overlooked Benefits of Foot Massages

The Overlooked Benefits of Foot Massages

December 18, 2018

A common misconception of receiving a foot massage is that it’s more of a treat for yourself rather than serving a purpose for your health. While this perception is mainly attributed to the fact that the feet don’t seem as important of a body part to experience a massage when compared to the back and legs, quite the opposite is true in reality. Whether you choose to go with the services of a professional massage therapist or provide yourself with a personal foot massager, you’ll be producing several health benefits that go well beyond simply relieving sore feet. Take a look at some of the overlooked health advantages to receiving a foot massage:

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3 tips for a better night’s sleep

3 tips for a better night’s sleep

December 18, 2018

If you’ve ever woken up feeling groggy and have only felt worse throughout the day, you know just how important a good night’s sleep can be. Beyond just feeling energized and refreshed, catching some Zs can also help with your workout regimen.

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3 excuses to skip workouts that don’t work

3 excuses to skip workouts that don’t work

December 18, 2018

Getting back into a regular exercise routine is hard work. After all, you have to rebuild your endurance, strength and motivation to hit the gym. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to make excuses in the face of these challenges. Remember, getting started is the most difficult part – once you’re exercising, you won’t want to stop. Eliminate these common excuses so you can get on your way to a better you:

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Look and Feel Younger with Massage Therapy

Look and Feel Younger with Massage Therapy

December 18, 2018

t's been said that growing old is all a matter of mentality: think young, feel young. However, there are some aspects of aging that are simply out of your control – or so you thought. For instance, you may spark your twenty-something mindset by listening to the latest hits, going back to school or updating your wardrobe. However, no matter how hard you try, no amount of brainpower can get rid of age-related body aches and wrinkles. Fortunately, massage can help. Check out these three ways massage therapy can give you back your youth:

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What is an IT Band Injury and How to Treat it | Moji

What is an IT Band Injury and How to Treat it | Moji

December 13, 2018

Running is a great and healthy way to get fit and stay fit. However, with the joys and health benefits of running occasionally come the pesky injuries that can easily affect your body while running. One of these pesky injuries is an IT band injury. The IT band, also known as the iliotibial band or ITB, is on the outside of your thigh and runs from the knee to the top of your hip. The IT band injury is common with runners, and it is possible that you are suffering from an IT band injury and don’t even know it.

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When To Use Heat vs. Ice For Injuries

When To Use Heat vs. Ice For Injuries

December 06, 2018

No matter what level at which athletes compete – from pee-wee football to high school basketball and marathon running – injuries are almost unavoidable. While concussions have been the focal point of the media, other less life-threatening injuries are just as apparent, if not even more common. In fact, according to 2013 report by Safe Kids Worldwide, strains or sprains, fractures, and contusions and abrasions are the top three most frequently occurring sports-related injuries in athletes ages 6 to 19.

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