We've come a long way in applying materials to the skin while doing massage therapy. Hog's lard, powder, olive oil, and liniment are just a few of the materials that have been used in massage. Olive oil was believed to ease pain. Liniment was used to increase circulation. I'm not certain what the lard did other than being used to oil the skin. Some of these, such as powder, are still being used today.
Do you know someone with MS? I don't, but recently I overheard someone talking about MS as a possible diagnosis and being very frustrated with their symptoms.
Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of ladies at Darby House in Richmond, Virginia about massage increasing circulation and releasing toxins (waste products). Some people did not realize that massage is a form of detoxification. The massage strokes used by your massage therapist help to release toxins into your bloodstream.
Well, it's that time of the year and "something" is going around.
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