Dealing with pain can be a real pain in the neck, and very hard work for a therapist to deal with. Pain whether it’s due to poor posture, muscle injury or chronic headaches, all have one thing in common: Stagnation! Continue reading
Do you crave relief for muscle spasms? You are not alone.
Going to the gym for many is an exciting endeavor. From packing your gym bag, filling up your water bottle to getting your gear on. Even the drive there is exciting as you mentally plan your workout and get ready for the influx of those feel good hormones.Then it happens. You are 30 minutes into your workout, the music is pumping and you are starting to feel good. Suddenly your back or some other rebellious part of your body starts cramping, and I mean REALLY fall on the floor and yelp cramping. You then realize you forgot to hydrate and you have been pushing your body hard. Oh dear.. Muscle spasm attack! Continue reading
Safflower is not an oil that is commonly spoken of, but it’s therapeutic properties date bake over 4000 years. It is also regarded as one of humanity’s oldest crops. It is botanically related to the sunflower family (Asteracea) and is also know as Thistle or Lady Thistle Oil. Today we discuss the exceptional properties that treat pain with Safflower Oil.
Most of us have a general idea that Eucalyptus oil can be used to repel insects and that it is also used in most throat lozenges, chest and muscle rubs and cough syrups. Lemon Eucalyptus is so much more than that, and anyone can benefit from its use. Continue reading
Ask any therapist about connective tissue, and you will immediately hear about collagen and elastin, or the formation of wrinkles or sagging skin when these tissues are no longer resilient. Much more can be said about Connective Tissue, and there are many types which serve very important functions throughout the body.
When you think about the word, Connective Tissue, you will understand that it implies a function which is “to connect”. That being said, some types of connective tissue are fluid-like, such as blood and lymph. Their function stays the same, for instance, in the case of blood, it has an extra-cellular matrix known as plasma and the red and white blood cells as well as platelets are “suspended” in this plasma by its connectivity.
The Body’s Main Types of Connective Tissues are:
• Loose Connective tissue – found in vertebra and holds organs in place and attaches epithelial cells to their underlying tissues.
• Collagenous Tissue – commonly known as collagen, elastin and reticular fibers and this type is responsible for tonicity.
• Dense Connective Tissue – found mainly in joints and ligaments and these collagen fibers is responsible for joining muscles to bones.
• Specialized Connective tissue – such as bone, blood, lymph and adipose tissue.
Whichever type of Connective Tissue is being discussed, the fact stands that certain processes needs to take place in order for it to serve its function properly, for the long term. For these processes to occur, such as the influx of oxygen and nutrients, removal of toxins etc, there needs to be a constant flow of blood and lymph, to and from these tissues.
It is just as important for structures such as bones, as new platelets need to be formed for it to be healthy and strong. Exercise is recommended for the most part, but not all patients or clients are able to commit to a regular exercise routine and some are not interested in a strenuous program.
Connective tissue normally degenerates through ageing and poor diet and/or lifestyle. The results can lead to many different and undesired conditions such as a decreased range of motion in a joint, pain, stiffness, hernias and also the visible signs of ageing for instance elastosis (loss of elasticity) and the formation of lines and wrinkles. Blood, and by that we mean fresh, well-oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood can really be seen as the elixir of life, and we must do our utmost to enhance its flow.
This is where Massage Therapists can play a vital role in a client’s quality of life, by providing that which is not possible for them to attain through exercise or proper self-care. Regular massage, whether it is superficial lymphatic drainage or deep tissue massage, is a sure-fire way to stimulate cell regeneration, improve blood circulation and to provide the workout the body needs to be agile and able to perform the daily tasks we expect of our bodies.
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It’s that time of the year again where change of season gives birth to not only a change in temperature, but also to all sorts of allergies, colds and flu, stomach bugs and maybe a few more stiff joints than you remember having.
Why you should use The Bellabaci Aches and Pains Get Lost Genie.
Getting your hands on the Bellabaci Aches and Pains Get Lost Genie, one of our luscious lotions which turns into a luxurious deep-treatment oil on application, will prepare and sustain you through this time. One of the reasons this is true is because it contains the wildcrafted ingredient called Katafray essential oil! Continue reading
Making small health changes can be easy!
Print these Health Resolutions, stick them on your fridge, bathroom mirror, kid’s forehead or your dashboard, wherever you’ll notice it.. Studies show that living by the 80% good and 20% bad rule, proves the most successful in living a health focused lifestyle. Losing weight also becomes easier as you take the pressure off by allowing yourself a little cheat now and again. Continue reading
Need some healthy help?
The Bellabaci Genies are here to grant all your health and beauty wishes!
Start your day the healthy way and incorporate one of the Bellabaci Genies into you wellness regime. We have brought you a powerful massage remedy, to address your concerns from the root cause. Continue reading
Are you Diabetic? Crushed that you cannot make Cupping Therapy a part of your life? With the eye on World Diabetes Day, let’s take a look at why that is.
Diabetes in a nutshell..
Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar. Glucose is vital to your health because it’s an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It’s also your brain’s main source of fuel. Continue reading