Unlike massage, Structural Integration focuses not on the muscles but on their protective layer, called fascia. Muscles are contracting tissues that give the body and organs physical movement. The fascia surrounds the muscles, bones and organs in the body. The fascia gives muscles their shape and the body its structure. Structural Integration aligns and balances the body by lengthening and repositioning the fascia.
The answer to this depends on the reasons for receiving the massage. If the client is coming in for pain relief due to an injury or structural issue, weekly massage may be appropriate. We often see clients monthly for maintenance and stress reduction.
Legal recognition of massage therapy and clearly stated requirements are critical to advancing the profession and to protecting the health and safety of massage consumers. To learn more about industry regulations visit The American Massage Therapy Association.
The following is a list of some common contraindications for massage therapy. If you have any questions regarding whether massage therapy is appropriate for you, call and talk with a certified massage therapist.
- Some infectious diseases
- Open lesions or sores
- Severe cold or flu
- Blood clots
- Severe kidney or liver disease
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- Systemic infection
There are some contraindications (reasons to avoid colon hydrotherapy). The International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy lists the following:
- Severe cardiac disease
- Severe anemia
- GI Hemorrhage or Perforation
- Severe Hemorrhoids
- Carcinoma of the Colon
- First and Third Trimester Pregnancy
- Abdominal Hernia
- Recent Colon Surgery
- Renal Insufficiency
Indications which require direct supervision by a physician
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Crohn’s Disease
- On site preparation following trauma
Log into www.I-ACT.org. Click on the Referrals tab. Here you can enter your city and state to see a list of all certified therapists in your area. This site will also list the education level of each therapist… Foundation Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level, and Instructor Level.
This question is commonly asked and the answer is based on the individual. Unhealthy colons have not appeared over night, and it is crazy to think that rejuvenation can be achieved in one or two sessions. Often, a series of colonics is helpful. Diet, exercise, sleep and stress may influence the number of colonics required to get your body get back on track.
Industrial hemp has a THC content between .05 and 1 percent, while marijuana has a THC content between 3 and 20 percent. It is not possible to ingest enough hemp to “get a buzz”. However, the government has made it nearly impossible to grow hemp in the United States even though is the richest known source for polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (good fats)!
Raw foods are uncooked and Living Foods are still growing. Fresh sprouts and greens that are still growing are examples of living foods. These young living plants are more easily digested and are packed with valuable nutrients. Fruits and vegetables deteriorate after they are picked and lose nutrient value.
Dr. Ann Wigmore developed the Living Foods Lifestyle to help people from all walks of life. Her methods are easy to implement in even a small apartment… composting, growing greens and grasses, creating cultured drinks such as rejulac, dehydrating and blending energy soup. These methods are extremely affordable when undertaken at home.