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Health Conscious? Try Massage Therapy

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As one of the most ancient healing art forms, massage therapy is growing in modern culture, as well as in acceptance by the medical community.

While conventional medicine does have its place in healthcare, studies are finding that massage therapy is a natural complement to most conventional medicine treatments, and can be an excellent alternative therapy for those seeking relief from stress and common health conditions like backaches, and other musculoskeletal problems.

A number of sports teams, in fact, have begun facilitating massage therapy as one of many available on-site treatments for team players.

Because older individuals suffer from a variety of health conditions including arthritis, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and other age-related health issues, massage therapy may prove valuable in helping alleviate a number of these conditions by lowering heart rate and blood pressure, reducing stress and anxiety, improve circulation, and alleviating chronic pain, among others.

As a noninvasive and natural healthcare treatment, massage therapy has been proven to reduce muscular tension, alleviate emotional stress, and improve overall wellbeing.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in finding massage therapy programs, let professional training within fast-growing industries like natural healing, cosmetology, acupuncture, oriental medicine, Reiki, and others get you started!

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Improve Your Sports Performance With Hypnotherapy

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Many of us dream of one day improving our golf swing, having a better backhand on the tennis court or beating a personal best time during a run.

Training and practice can achieve this, but hypnotherapy could also be used to help us reach our goals and make us better at our chosen sport.

Hypnosis techniques have long been used by golfing professionals but the therapy has become more popular in other sports including football, rowing, boxing and cricket.

Sports men and women are increasingly aware of the benefits hypnosis can bring to improving their performance alongside other methods such as sports psychology.

The psychological techniques Woods employs help him visualise his next shot and where the ball will go before ever having to swing a club.

By using this rehearsal in his mind, he can ‘act out’ a perfect shot which then aids him mentally as he actually steps up to strike the ball for real.

This works because the mind and body are linked in such a way that by preparing the mind in advance, there is a chance the body will react exactly as you would want it.

By focusing on only the good performances, you can push the bad out of mind preventing you from recalling past mistakes again.

With those bad experiences gone, there is less chance of repeating them when playing.

You can then just focus on a picture of exactly what you want to do, how you’re going to do it and the feelings associated with getting it right.

This is known as an ‘anchoring state’ which can be important when asking your body to react in a certain way.

Once this achieved, the therapist will use beneficial suggestion to help you control your sub-conscious mind and allow you to alter behaviour and feelings that have previously been detrimental to your sporting performance.

Hypnotherapy is widely used in sports men and women with long-term injuries too, helping them on the road to recovery.

A stretch out of the game can hamper form and leave you with feelings of anger and fear.

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