It turns out that massage therapy may be toxic, which is both interesting science and at odds with popular beliefs about massage. People believe massage is de -toxifying, and that is not only not true, but quite possibly the opposite of true. Specifically, there is a strong scientific case that strong massage can damage muscle, spilling proteins into the blood and clogging up the kidneys — a type of literal poisoning. Toxification, not detoxification! Pesky ethics! Flu-like symptoms are surprisingly common.
The Effects of Stress..
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In continuum mechanics , stress is a physical quantity that expresses the internal forces that neighbouring particles of a continuous material exert on each other, while strain is the measure of the deformation of the material. For example, when a solid vertical bar is supporting an overhead weight , each particle in the bar pushes on the particles immediately below it. When a liquid is in a closed container under pressure , each particle gets pushed against by all the surrounding particles. The container walls and the pressure -inducing surface such as a piston push against them in Newtonian reaction. These macroscopic forces are actually the net result of a very large number of intermolecular forces and collisions between the particles in those molecules. Strain inside a material may arise by various mechanisms, such as stress as applied by external forces to the bulk material like gravity or to its surface like contact forces , external pressure, or friction. Any strain deformation of a solid material generates an internal elastic stress , analogous to the reaction force of a spring , that tends to restore the material to its original non-deformed state.
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Music listening has been suggested to beneficially impact health via stress-reducing effects. However, the existing literature presents itself with a limited number of investigations and with discrepancies in reported findings that may result from methodological shortcomings e. It was the aim of the current study to address this gap in knowledge and overcome previous shortcomings by thoroughly examining music effects across endocrine, autonomic, cognitive, and emotional domains of the human stress response. Salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase sAA , heart rate HR , respiratory sinus arrhythmia RSA , subjective stress perception and anxiety were repeatedly assessed in all subjects. We hypothesized that listening to RM prior to the stress test, compared to SW or R would result in a decreased stress response across all measured parameters.