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Massage guns, also known as percussion massagers, have gained much popularity over the past few years.  These tools get their "power" from the speed of percussion rather than physical force.  The higher the level, the faster the speed.  You may have heard of top brands like Theragun or Hypervolt.  You also may have searched Amazon and found a plethora of less expensive options.  But how do you know which one to get?  Or, should you even get one at all?  Below, I hope to help you answer those questions. Before I get too far, please note that this post is...

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Are you the type of person who puts off getting a massage? You think that because nothing actually hurts, you don’t need to worry about it? Many people think the same way and then end up at the massage clinic feeling sorry for themselves with a painful back or an injury. Massage is wonderful if you do have an injury or are already in pain, but why wait until there’s something wrong before you take action? Massage can be part of your preventative therapy, a way to stop aches and pains from developing into anything more serious. Keep On Keeping...

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If you’re experiencing pain, stiffness and clicking noises in your jaw, you might be one of the 15% of adults who are thought to have TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD or TMJD) affects more women than men, and tends to affect people from the ages of 20 to 40. Symptoms of TMJD Include: Pain in one or both of your jaw joints, your face, or neck Earache Pain when you chew Stiff jaw muscles Difficulty with fitting your teeth together A clicking noise, while it can be a symptom, doesn’t necessarily mean you have TMJD – many people...

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When you have a headache coming on, rather than automatically reaching for the medication, try one of these tips first and see if it helps. If you suffer from frequent headaches or migraines, you should seek advice from your healthcare provider. Go hot and cold Get the frozen peas out of the freezer, wrap them in a towel and put them on your forehead if you don’t have an ice pack. Keep it there for 15 minutes. Alternatively, a cold shower may relieve the pain. Tension headaches often respond well to heat, so try a heating pad on your neck....

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If you’re one of the 15% of US adults who suffers from severe headaches or migraines, or one of the 18% of people who suffer from headaches multiple times a month, you’re probably looking for ways to reduce their severity and frequency. Here are a few tips to help you manage your headaches a little better. Get a treatment plan Don’t take over the counter pain medications any more than twice a week; if you’re dealing with frequent headaches you should consider seeing your healthcare provider for a treatment plan. Try to reduce stress Stress can exacerbate headaches in many people,...

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