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Arun Thai Natural: Mineral Oil - Safe for Babies, Massaging & Me?

Arun Thai Natural: Mineral Oil - Safe for Babies, Massaging & Me? | Global Massage News | Scoop.it

It's used extensively in personal products (including many claiming to be "natural"), sold specifically for use on baby's sensitive skin and widely used in the massage and spa industries.  So it must be safe and completely harmless, right?

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Anneke Schagen's curator insight, October 28, 2013 10:06 PM

Best oils to use on your babies delicate skin are organic oils. As a general rule: "If it is safe to eat, it is safe to put it on your skin." Remember our skin is our largest organ and absorbs into your body whatever you put on it.

 

 

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ANCIENT THAI MASSAGE

ANCIENT THAI MASSAGE | Global Massage News | Scoop.it
Posted on Chill — ANCIENT THAI MASSAGE 10 minutes compilation of the two hour Ancient Thai Massage. Camera/editing: Danijela Novakovic. Model: Alister Sommerville. Masseuse: Sanne Burger.
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Foot Massage & Reflexology Benefits

Foot Massage & Reflexology Benefits | Global Massage News | Scoop.it

A great article reporting some of the research studies which have reported benefits from foot massage, reflexology and acupressure.  Need great oils or 100% natural foot products to help care your feet?  http://arunthainatural.com

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Study Shows Massage Therapy Effective Treatment for Migraines.

Study Shows Massage Therapy Effective Treatment for Migraines. | Global Massage News | Scoop.it

A University of Aukland (NZ) clinicial study found that massage therapy was effective to reduce migraines.  The study also showed a reduction in stress and heart rates and an improvement in sleep quality.   Read the research results here...

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Thai Massage Can Open Joints, Stretch Muscles, and Rejuvenate Energy

Thai Massage Can Open Joints, Stretch Muscles, and Rejuvenate Energy | Global Massage News | Scoop.it
Thai Massage Can Open Joints, Stretch Muscles, and Rejuvenate Energy
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Thai Yoga Massage Versus Yoga – Which One Is Better?

Thai Yoga Massage Versus Yoga – Which One Is Better? | Global Massage News | Scoop.it

Thai Massage versus Thai Yoga Massage - what's in a name? how are they related? and when is Thai Massage more appropriate than Yoga? 

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Massage Therapy for Children with Autism

Massage Therapy for Children with Autism | Global Massage News | Scoop.it

For children with Autism, massage therapy provides a positive experience of being touched and the effects hold lifelong benefits; the non-verbal communication between parent and child also helps to build trust and develops a different type of communication and stimulation which is critical for learning and growth.

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Massage May Enhance Exercise Benefits, Study Finds | Massages Reduce Inflammation, Increase Mitochondria & Energy | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Massage May Enhance Exercise Benefits, Study Finds | Massages Reduce Inflammation, Increase Mitochondria & Energy | MyHealthNewsDaily.com | Global Massage News | Scoop.it

Massages after exercsie reduce inflammation and increase the energy-producing mitochondria of muscle cells, a new study finds.

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Massage Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Massage Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Global Massage News | Scoop.it

Massage has been shown to support healing, boost energy, reduce recovery time after an injury, ease pain, and enhance relaxation, mood, and well-being... this article spcifically looks at massage to help treat and heal Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Aromatherapy Massage Affirmed by Clinical Research

A Hyogo College of Medicine (Japan) study found massage combined with aromatherapy provides stronger relief from fatigue than massage alone.
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The Benefits of Massage | Men's Health

The Benefits of Massage | Men's Health | Global Massage News | Scoop.it

Massages are more than just indulgences. They're proven health and mood treatments. Find out how they can benefit men's health.

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Self-Massage for Cyclists: How to Do It | Bicycling Magazine

Self-Massage for Cyclists: How to Do It | Bicycling Magazine | Global Massage News | Scoop.it
Get muscles ready for riding—and help them recover afterward.
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Self Massage of the Calf - for Shin Splints and Plantar Fasciitis by MassageByHeather.com

http://www.massagebyheather.com - Learn an easy self-massage routine for the lower leg and calf to soothe tired feet and legs.  ** we suggest a natural body oil instead of a "lotion"... 

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A Thai Massage Will Move You, Literally

A Thai Massage Will Move You, Literally | Global Massage News | Scoop.it

There's nothing worse than paying an arm and a leg for a massage and you leave feeling the exact same way as when you arrived — tight, stiff, and stressed.  A professional Thai Massage has lasting health benefits and will leave you feeling energized and good for days, if not weeks. 

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Study: A Single 45 min Swedish Massage Produces Measurable Biological Changes

Preliminary data suggest that a single session of Swedish Massage Therapy produces measurable biologic effects; these findings may have implications for managing inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.

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Massage heals the tissues of the body

Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a luxury splurge that has no real health benefits. To the contrary, hands-on healing helps you unwind, lowers blood pressure, promotes muscle relaxation and boosts your immune system.

 

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Acupressure self treatment for symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Acupressure self treatment for symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | Global Massage News | Scoop.it

Acupressure for Fibromyalgia, M.E and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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The healing power of massage - CBS News Video

The healing power of massage - CBS News Video | Global Massage News | Scoop.it

CBS News video: The healing power of massage - A study has found that getting a massage after strenuous movement helps you recover faster and give you more energy. Dr. Holly Phillips reports.


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Sip Sen - Thai Massage Energy Lines

Sip Sen - Thai Massage Energy Lines | Global Massage News | Scoop.it
Detailed pictures of the Sip Sen taken from the Wat Po temple in Bangkok. They depict the location of Thai massage energy lines and acupressure points.
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Massage: It’s Not Just for Pampering Anymore

Massage: It’s Not Just for Pampering Anymore | Global Massage News | Scoop.it
Nowadays, more people are hiring massage therapists not as an occasional extravagance, but as part of their health regimen.
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Moderate pressure is essential for massage therapy effects

Studies comparing moderate & light pressure massage suggest that growth and development are enhanced in infants and stress is reduced in adults, but only by moderate pressure massage.  So enjoy the light, soft & sensual massages with your partner, but ask your massage therapist to use moderate to firm pressure to optimize its healing effects. 

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