Facts about massage therapy courses

Massage therapy courses has grown in popularity in recent years, and nowadays you can get almost any spa and request one. If you wish for health reasons or just to relax, massage offers many health benefits. With eighty different styles offered, you will surely find one that suits your needs.

It is believed that massage has been in use since man walked the earth, and people of all cultures have practiced over the years. The name of this therapy has evolved over time. Around the time when Hippocrates lived, was given names like tripsis, friction, manipulation, rubbing and shampoo. The first time I wrote something in a book about massage was around 2700. C. In India rarely find someone who does not know how to give a massage. This is exchanged between parents and their children. Swedish massage became popular during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and doctors began to use it as a form of medical treatment at the end of the nineteenth century. Massage lost their appeal between 1930 and 1940, but this therapy began to make a comeback in the 1970s.

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There are many different types of massage and each uses its own variety of techniques. Swedish massage is a popular form that uses long strokes, kneading, friction, deep strokes using a circular motion vibration and rattle. The Amma massage originated in Asia and the movements used to stimulate the body’s energy points. Sports massage is the use of this and stretches, and techniques used are specific to complaints from sports enthusiasts. The deep tissue massage uses strokes to the muscles and tissues beneath the skin. Other types of massage include Shiatsu, Thai, which is done with hot stones and one for pregnancy . Reflexology is considered by some as massage, but she only works on the feet. Continue reading “Facts about massage therapy courses”

Digestive ostomies and everyday life

About 100,000 people are bearers of a digestive Ostomy or “artificial anus” in France, largely following surgery for colorectal cancer. What are the indications and the daily lives of Ostomy patients? Reply with Daniele Chaumier of the Hopital Tenon in Paris.

Danièle Chaumier is an enterostoma-therapist (and), a registered nurse of State (IDE) specialized in stomatherapy, i.e., in care and the overall management of patients with Stoma (Ostomates). She has long been involved in the research and teaching of the stomatherapy. Chair of the A.F.. and member of the Scientific Committee of the 42nd Congress of the ECT (European Council of Enterostomal Therapy) held in Paris, from 23 to 26 June 2013, she meets Doctissimo issues on this topic.

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Doctissimo: In what circumstances is a digestive stoma necessary?
Daniele HO: The majority of Ostomy are carried out as part of a cancer of the colon or rectum. The other main indications are inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and colitis ulcero-haemorrhagic recto).
Temporary ostomies are carried out in two cases that surgery has been programmed: Continue reading “Digestive ostomies and everyday life”

Antiparkinsonian drugs

Who has never heard of Parkinson’s disease? Of numerous and famous patients participated in the media coverage of this pathology. Mistakenly, believed that it is limited to earthquakes. Similarly, treatment and therapeutic strategy are often unknown. Doctissimo reviewed drugs used to treat this disease…

Of unknown cause, Parkinson’s disease is characterized by a weakening of the quantities of dopamine in the brain. This neurotransmitter is essential to the communication of nerve cells between them. This lack causes a lack of coordination of the different brain areas involved in the control of skeletal muscles, i.e. the so-called voluntary muscles (the muscles that you control). There is no treatment to cure the disease to date, but it is nonetheless possible to delay its evolution.

Antiparkinsonian drugs

From the pharmacological point of view, it is possible to increase the amount of dopamine in the brain or to fight against the consequences of his failure on the balance of the major pharmacological systems of our body. The drugs used are the antiparkinsonian. There are also surgical treatments giving good results in some cases. Continue reading “Antiparkinsonian drugs”

Parkinson’s disease in question

Discovered in 1817 by a British physician who gave him his name, Parkinson’s disease affects 4 million people in the world. Of the 100 000 a 150 000 probable PD, only 80,000 are known and followed. Too often slow and earthquakes are attributed to the simple fact of aging.

Each year, 8,000 new cases. Although the disease usually starts between 55 and 65 years, 5 to 10% of patients have at much younger ages (between 30 and 55 years).


What is Parkinson’s disease?
Discovered in 1817, Parkinson’s disease is still far from having revealed all its secrets. Nervous system, its cause is still unknown. The disease is characterized by the disappearance of a small number of nerve cells (neurons) that secrete a neurotransmitter called dopamine involved in the proper functioning of many parts of the brain and essential for cell survival.Connection between two neurons. Continue reading “Parkinson’s disease in question”

The prowess of the cardiac surgery

Today, heart surgeons are able to realize yet what was unthinkable a few years ago: replace defective parts of the heart, adjust its beats, adapting new vessels, in short, offer a wide range of interventions tailored to each pathology. Is Doctissimo point on the techniques frequently used in hospitals and this therapeutic prospects offered by research.

Angioplasty or arterial dilatation
Since 1977, the angioplasty to restore normal blood flow in the arteries narrowed by plaque of atherosclerosis (build-up of cholesterol). It involves inserting into the clogged artery catheter end completed by a balloon, which once inflated, dilate the artery and allows recovery of blood flow.

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But in the six months following this intervention, three complications may occur: an elastic recoil of the arterial wall decreasing its diameter, a proliferation of cells due to the healing of tissues and chronic vasoconstriction of the ship. This is what is called post-angioplasty Restenosis. You can then drop in a small wire mesh stent that such a spring, holds the artery open when the balloon is removed. It reduced the rate of Restenosis by 30% by limiting the elastic recoil and vasoconstriction, but it does not prevent cell proliferation. In this context, the use of ionising radiation could provide an effective solution. Continue reading “The prowess of the cardiac surgery”

Together, improve management of myocardial infarction

Each year, about 100,000 people suffer from myocardial infarction in France. Although mortality has significantly decreased since 10 years, 13% of patients still die in the year following the accident. To improve support, health authorities have established a programme of priority actions.

The heart 2007-2010 program aims to further reduce mortality and complications of myocardial infarction by improving the different steps of its support. To do this, many recommendations for action and 30 good clinical practice indicators have been determined. Their development would help to assess the reality of the expected improvement.

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Evocative acute chest pain? Call the 15!
The phase known as acute myocardial infarction, the pain to the proper medical intervention, is a crucial step of the optimization of the support. Indeed, on the 13% of deaths in the first year, 7% are held during this initial stage! But only a quarter of the myocardial infarction have recommended optimal course: 15 (UAS) call and direct transfer in interventional cardiology. Continue reading “Together, improve management of myocardial infarction”

Health on a plate

Iron is a mineral essential to the proper functioning of the body. It has a fundamental role in the formation of hemoglobin contained in red blood cells, in the constitution of Myoglobin in muscles and in that of many enzymes indispensable to the functioning of the body.

Iron is present in very small quantities in the body. A part of this railway is eliminated every day. Maintain a sufficient amount of iron, to replace the loss by dietary intakes. If inputs are insufficient compared with the losses, he moved an imbalance with iron deficiency that has consequences on health.


The risk of iron deficiency

Iron deficiency results in anemia, accompanied by a reduction in the physical and intellectual capacity, decreased resistance to infections and pregnancy to an increased risk of small birth weight, morbidity and mortality in infants. In many developing countries, iron deficiency anemia is a serious public health problem that affects half of the women and children in some cases. Continue reading “Health on a plate”

Men who are victims of their hormones

Depression, irritability, outbursts… women tend to put these on the account of fluctuations in hormonal mood swings. Limited to women? Not really. For stress, men may be victims of their hormones. The syndrome of irritable man.

Why stressed men become irritable, cranky or emotional at melt into tears? And well, these mood swings may be linked to the collapse of the male hormone: testosterone.


Soft as a lamb?

Les hormones des hommes Some animals exhibit changes in mood and behaviour related to the seasonal fluctuations of the male hormone. The University of Edinburgh scientists have studied first the conduct of some sheep. In the fall, their level of testosterone explodes during the rut period and falls in winter. Period during which the sheep lose interest in sex. Continue reading “Men who are victims of their hormones”

Virtual reality heals real phobia

Virtual air routes, of the virtual sliders, bridges virtuels… No, you are not in any park attractions but in treatment of phobias. These new ways could help patients manage their unhealthy fears more rapidly, and at lower cost than with conventional techniques.

At the annual convention of the American Association of psychology, researchers say that virtual reality could be a major advantage to overcome the fear of flying.

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Immediate boarding

Before the crash of the Concorde, a French five admitted being afraid to fly. This is the cause of great anxiety for people to travel, work or vacation. Traditional therapy aims to bring the patient to overcome his anxieties by mentally recreating the object of his phobia. Now “these patients can overcome their anxiety by attending therapy sessions with innovative ways to virtual reality”, said the team of Prof. Samantha Smith (read the interview )). Continue reading “Virtual reality heals real phobia”

The Health News

For treating pediatric cancers, girls receive a chest radiotherapy. Essential element of support, this technique exposed however to an increased risk of developing breast cancer later. This driving would be comparable to that of women with genetic predispositions to disease. The results of this study presented to the US Congress of cancer advocates early screening.


Women who received radiation therapy to treat cancer in childhood should be screened for early breast cancer. Radiation therapy remains an essential element of support of many pediatric cancers. But this technique can increase the risk of developing breast cancer chest exposure. But in what proportion? Out the1 study presented at the American Congress on cancer ASCO 2012 sought to compare this risk to that related to genetic predispositions. We analyzed the data over 1 200 women who had chest radiation therapy to treat pediatric cancer. The risk associated with genetic predispositions (genes BRCA1/BRCA2 alterations) was evaluated on the study WECARE including 4 570 women with a relative of first degree of breast cancer and who was in life a year after diagnosis.

The Health News

For those having a pediatric cancer, close to a woman aged 50 years on 4 (24%) had breast cancer. Among those treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the disease was almost one woman in three (30%), a risk the same as women with genetic predisposition BRCA1 (31%) – the risk associated with BRCA2 is estimated at 10%. In comparison, the risk to the general population of women 50 years of age is 4%. Continue reading “The Health News”