Strains, sprains. Sprains, strains

Strains, sprains. Sprains, strains Is it a strain, or is it a sprain? Just like colds and flus the terms strain and sprain are often used interchangeably, but they actually refer to injuries of different tissues of the body. Basically, a strain refers to the tearing of a muscle or tendon, while a sprain is a ligament tear. Muscles and tendons work together to create and transmit forces that produce movement, while ligaments provide more of a supportive and stabilizing...

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Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage Lower back, hip/pelvic pain, fatigue, headaches, swelling and general all-over body tightness are some of the most common presentations women may experience during pregnancy, and even post pregnancy too. If you are experiencing any of these during your pregnancy, then you may greatly benefit from a pregnancy massage. A pregnancy massage can help to provide relief through soft tissue massage and stretching techniques, which aim at reducing muscle tension as well as improving blood flow. This can help...

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Pains, drains and automobiles

Pains, drains and automobiles Commuting long distances is a common occurrence in this spread-out country that we live in. Not only is this draining on our minds and bodies, but it is also commonly associated with pain in the back, neck and shoulders, particularly for those who regularly spend long hours in the driver’s seat. While newer cars often have more adjustable driver’s seats, they still tend to lack adequate lumbar support – encouraging poor posture as your supporting muscles...

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