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Do professional massages have any health benefits or do they merely feel good?

As a pragmatic approach I would suggest the following. Back pain and neck pain are the most common reasons why people seek for massage therapy. Most common reason for back and neck pain are muscle ...
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Do professional massages have any health benefits or do they merely feel good?

There are a couple of studies that show massage will help with delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after exercise, but that it doesn't really impact range of motion (ROM) or peak maximal force. This ...
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Heat/cold bags filled with bean/flax seed/etc.: does the content matter?

This is only a partial answer. Actual studies on this are indeed hard to find. First of all: the healing information waves of the herbs you bring near your astral body and other such nonsense will ...
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Do professional massages have any health benefits or do they merely feel good?

Beyond addressing injuries, or as a treatment, massage has been shown to have many health benefits for otherwise healthy individuals in addition to feeling good. Here are some examples of health ...
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