Massage Therapists Announce the 4 Most Common Conditions They Treat

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Elements therapeutic massage, provider of massage therapy services, released today four of the most common conditions treated on a regular basis. After providing massage to many thousands of clients worldwide, owners of the wellness franchise reported the conditions for which their clients seek massage. Here are the top four.

Elements therapeutic massage, provider of massage therapy services, released today four of the most common conditions treated on a regular basis. Since 2006, elements has been providing massage therapy in a retail setting. Typically located in busy strip malls, elements currently has 12 locations operating worldwide, with 42 more scheduled to open in the coming months.

After providing massage to many thousands of clients worldwide, owners of the wellness franchise reported the conditions for which their clients seek massage.

Here are the top four:

1. Headaches - Many people suffer from headaches daily. But few know that massage can be a natural alternative to taking aspirin or ibuprofen, and possibly provide long-term positive results. There are four kinds of headaches, all of which affect clients regularly:

  • Cluster - a series of intense painful headaches that occur in groups or in a cycle. These may be caused by high blood pressure, which can restrict the amount of oxygen supplied to the brain. These can be triggered by weather, time of year, or menstrual cycles.
  • Migraines - Vascular headaches are caused by blood volumes and pressures changing in the brain. These headaches can often cause nausea and/or vomiting and make one sensitive to light, sound and movement, sometimes caused by hormones, tension (accompanied by a lack of sleep), skipping meals, or excessive fatigue.
  • Tension - Tension headaches are often called stress headaches and are caused by tight muscles. The pressure is often around the forehead, jaw, neck and back of the head. It is usually described as a throbbing pain.
  • Sinus - These headaches are located just above, below and/or behind the eyes. This may be accompanied by nose and sinus stuffiness. These are typically caused by low-pressure weather fronts, allergies, excessively dry air, moving air/blowing fans, or inflamed sinus cavities.

2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) - Often people believe they have CTS, when actually they have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or tightness in the pronator teres muscle in the forearm. Carpal Tunnel will cause a "painful numbness" in the palm and last two fingers. Many times clients will complain of their hands being tingling or numb when they awake from a night's sleep.    Some pregnant women are diagnosed with CTS. Massage, stretching and often night wrist splints can help reduce the discomfort.

3. Plantar Fasciitis - When a client complains of foot or heel pain, the cause could be plantar fasciitis. Some symptoms include stiffness in the arch of the foot, or pain in the heel (especially first thing in the morning). This pain is caused by a shortening of the largest ligament in the bottom of the foot. Pain can be caused by direct injury to the heel or by repetitive impact on the feet. Massage therapists can provide deep, slow massage and stretching to the feet and calf muscles.

4. Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage - The benefits of prenatal massage are numerous, including contributing to shorter labor and reduced tearing for expectant mothers, as well as lessening the need for medication, minimizing depression and anxiety and shortening hospital stays. Massage has also been shown to enhance the production of immune system t-cells in the mother and baby.

As more physicians, chiropractors and other allied health care providers start to promote this age-old natural healing method, a massage may be exactly what the doctor ordered. For more common conditions treated by massage therapists, or to check for an elements therapeutic massage facility near you, visit their corporate website at http://www.touchofelements.com

About elements therapeutic massage:
elements therapeutic massageā„¢ is headquarted in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and is part of Fitness Together Franchise Corporation. In 1996, Fitness Together Franchise Corporation was founded to bring professional and affordable personal training services to every major city. Today there are over 346 Fitness Together personal training franchise locations throughout the world and nearly 500 scheduled to open. elements therapeutic massage is following the same model, and was created in 1999 by founder, Michele Merhib. The company started franchising in 2006 under the Fitness Together Franchise Corporation.

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