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Feel Good Knees

by gold stone (2019-02-05)

The Loving Hands Feel Good Knees Review Institute likens massage to a sponge that has already absorbed liquid. They say that when a muscle is tight, it does not allow much blood to flow through it. When the muscle is massaged, it is kneaded, just like squeezing the sponge, in order to allow more blood to flow through it. The increase in blood flow allows for lower blood pressure and a more stable heart rate. This also results to a healthier immune system since allowing more blood through the body and its parts means allowing more vitamins and nutrients to be carried throughout the entire body. Pain relief is also achieved when more blood is allowed to flow through the muscles, hence allowing the release of muscle contraction.Aside from more blood flow, massage helps in relieving pain and lessening anxiety levels due to the release of oxytocin. This is a hormone that brings about feelings that promote contentment, calmness, and relaxation, throughout our being and our muscles. A massage also helps in lessening a depressive mood and stress since the experience itself is distressing as well as the release of oxytocin and other hormones that uplift our mood.Massage and pain relief go together very well, not only to fight pain and soreness but also to achieve less anxiety levels, less depression and stress, lower blood pressure, more stable heart rate, better blood flow, and a healthier immune system. These are only a few highlights of the many benefits of getting a massage. A healthier life style and a more relaxed state is only the beginning of what a massage can do for you.Many patients who deal with chronic or recurrent sciatic pain are often prescribed a tens unit, transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulator, or go to a clinic for an interferential treatment. Both of these devices require the placement of what are called "reusable electrode patches" on the body to modify or eliminate the pain impulse. In the clinical setting the placement is not as important to the patient since a physical therapist, Doctor, Chiropractor or a clinical person places the electrodes in the most appropriate location depending upon the input from the patient.Today with the advent of self treatments with interferential, as well as tens, it is becoming imperative that any patient suffering from sciatica that is using a tens or portable interferential unit be properly educated on what the goals are and how to achieve the treatment objectives. No portable pain machine is any good whatsoever unless the patient has been shown how to use the device properly and were properly educated on the reasons for the electrode placements.