Tag Archives: immune system

Massaging people with cancer

Until lately massaging people with cancer was considered to be contraindicated because of the fear of spreading the cancer to other regions of the body through the movements of interstitial fluids, lymph fluids and blood.  Several pioneers have come forward … Continue reading

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Massage and the circulatory system

Massage in any form will affect the circulatory system both in the quantity of blood moved through the circulatory system and the quality of the blood.  With massage applied correctly it will cause hyperemia or an increase of blood flow … Continue reading

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Craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral therapy – Craniosacral therapy was developed by Dr John Upledger in Palm Beach, Florida. The Upledger Institute was formed in Palm Beach to teach the techniques. Craniosacral therapy is a gentle method for treating and evaluating the bodies craniosacral … Continue reading

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Lymphatic System Thymus

The Thymus a very important organ in the body especially early in life. The body, early in life, must learn to fight off many different types of bacteria, allergens, and viruses. This is an important organ for the body’s immune … Continue reading

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Endocrine System thyroidism

This article is intended for massage therapist to review and students that are getting ready for the national exam. The oversecretion of the thyroid hormone characterized by the loss of weight, irritability, increased appetite, and eye protrusion is called hyperthyroidism. … Continue reading

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