Exertional Rhabdomyolysis – When Pain Does Not Mean Gain

What is rhabdomyolysis? Rhabdomyolysis refers to the disintegration of muscle, due to the breakdown of individual muscle cells and the contents of the cell being released into circulatory system or bloodstream. One of the key compounds released is myoglobin, a protein that has an oxygen carrying capacity.  The unusually high levels of myoglobin in the bloodstream burden the kidneys and the potential for acute renal failure can occur.  Common situations […]

The Benefits of Shiatsu Massage Therapy

Shiatsu is a non-invasive therapy that can reduce stress and contribute to overall well-being. Advocates believe that it has both preventative and remedial effects. Shiatsu, literally means finger pressure. It is a form of traditional Japanese massage that works on the energy lines (meridians) in the body to bring about balance (health) and peace of mind. The practitioner uses thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees and even feet at times to work […]