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This diet could boost heart health – even when it includes red meat

Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, if the red meat consumed is lean and unprocessed, according to a Purdue University nutrition study.

Massage therapy self-regulation doesn't go far enough to protect Quebecers

Despite decades of calls for provincial regulation from within the industry, massage therapy in Quebec remains largely a patchwork of minimum requirements and codes of conduct and the profession is entirely self-regulating.

Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis

The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms.
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Sports & Exercise Massage

Providing guidelines for applying massage to amateur and professional athletes, Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition helps you address the challenges of treating clients involved in sports, physical fitness, rehabilitation, and exercise.

In-depth coverage describes common patterns for sports activities, such as running and throwing, and uses the principles of massage to focus on assessment techniques, indications, contraindications, and outcome goals. This edition includes a new chapter on stretching, hundreds of full-colour photos of techniques, and an Evolve companion website with step-by-step videos demonstrating sports massage applications. >> Order Now!

Visceral massage: The mind gut interaction

Visceral massage is a massage therapy that focuses on a complex part of anatomy; namely the gastro-intestinal tract (the gut). Visceral manipulation has come to prominence in the last three decades in the West mainly due to the French osteopath Jean- Pierre Barral. However, visceral massage and visceral manipulation has its origins in eastern medicine with the Taoist chi nei tsang (translated as "transformation of old energy stored in the viscera"). » Learn more