Massage Therapy Treatment and Outcomes for a Patient with Parkinson’s Disease: a Case Report
WHAT IS PARKINSON'S DISEASE?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex neurological disorder. The disease is progressive and, in time, results in severe disability. Many patients turn to massage in an attempt to alleviate symptoms of pain and rigidity, though the effects of massage with respect to PD are not well studied. This case adds one more instance in which massage therapy has provided temporary respite from resting tremor, one unrelenting symptom of PD
What is a Swedish Massage Like?
In Sweden, "Swedish massage" is simply known as "classic massage". And that is exactly what it is - a classic treatment which represents the western standard for massage.
Scrap that; sports massage and hands on treatment SHOULDN’T hurt. The term "no pain no gain" does not apply to treatment and deeper is not always better or more effective when it comes to massage.
Allowing yourself a few minutes of downtime significantly boosts mental and physical relaxation. Research by psychologists at the University of Konstanz observed higher levels of psychological and physiological relaxation in people after only ten minutes of receiving a massage.
There is a wide array of research that supports the use of MLD in various settings within healthcare and it shows that there is a key place for physical therapies to support rehabilitation or when managing general wellbeing.
This is of course just a snapshot of a few areas, where MLD can be beneficial.
PPE News: Close-Contact Therapies
Q. When it’s safe for a therapist to return to full practice, should they be wearing PPE?
As government guidelines regarding what type of PPE is considered appropriate may vary from country to country, it is strongly advise that therapists look at sector-specific government guidelines, where available.
For England, the government’s Guidance for keeping workers and clients safe in close contact services, which was last updated on 11 September, now states that practitioners can wear a clear visor or goggles (polycarbonate safety spectacles or equivalent), in addition to a Type II face mask, to keep their clients safe:
Regularly prescribed treatments for fibromyalgia include antidepressants, painkillers, and anti-seizure medications. These drugs can help reduce fibromyalgia symptoms like pain, fatigue, and insomnia.
According to new research from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, some purchases are better at sparking happiness than others.
Lead author Amit Kumar, assistant professor of marketing, and his team of researchers revealed that consumers are happier when they spend on experiential purchases rather than material ones. The paper, "Spending on Doing Promotes More Moment-to-Moment Happiness than Spending on Having," is published in the May 2020 issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
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