Down Syndrome – Benefits of Massage

Children with Down Syndrome improved in motor function and muscle tone following massage therapy. Twenty-one moderate to high functioning young children with Down syndrome receiving early intervention (physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy) were randomly assigned to also receive two 30-min massage therapy or reading sessions (control group) per week for two months. On…

The Brain – Fun Body Facts

The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you, such as moving your hand away from a hot stove? It’s due to…

The Soleus – Fun Body Facts

Fun Body Facts: The muscle that can pull with the greatest force is the Soleus. It is found below the Gastrocnemius (calf muscle). It is considered a very powerful muscle along with calf muscles because it pulls against the force of gravity to keep the body upright, by stopping the body from falling forward. Due…

Blow Your Stress Away

The Joys of Deep Breathing Breathing is something people do at the subconscious level. For this reason, very few people pay attention to how they breathe. The fast-paced life of today’s world has not made it any better. Most people may not even know they are shallow breathers. Shallow breathing has adverse effects including being…