• April 30, 2017 /  Healthy & Therapy
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    In my San Antonio, Texas based Massage Therapy and Bodywork practice I often treat pain from various syndromes including Piriformis Syndrome. Like many painful conditions Piriformis Syndrome responds quite well to massage therapy and bodywork.

    What is Piriformis Syndrome?

    Piriformis Syndrome is the name of a painful nerve entrapment condition in which the sciatic nerve is placed under abnormal pressure by the piriformis muscle. The piriformis muscle attaches to the sacrum bone of the low back to the top of greater trochanter of the femur (thigh bone) and lies on top of the sciatic nerve. When the piriformis muscle becomes tight and enlarged, pain results from myofascial trigger points (knots) in the muscle, pressure on the sciatic nerve, and sometimes from the S-I Joint in the low back. Pain from Piriformis Syndrome is usually found in the extreme low back, buttocks, hip, and often the back of the thigh. Most of the time the symptoms are on one side, but may affect both sides in some cases. Additionally, people with Piriformis Syndrome often have trouble sitting for long periods and the pain may worsen when walking or squatting.

    What is the cause of Piriformis Syndrome?

    There are a number of causes for Piriformis Syndrome including direct blunt trauma to the buttocks, prolonged sitting while working or driving, Morton’s foot, or S-I Joint instability. Frequent or prolonged running on canted surfaces and participation in sports requiring quick lateral movement such as tennis, skiing, and basketball may also overstress the piriformis muscle and lead to Piriformis Syndrome.

    Massage Therapy and Bodywork for Piriformis Syndrome

    There are many ways that massage therapy and bodywork can be used to treat Piriformis Syndrome. The massage therapist will employ a number of techniques to relieve the condition. For example the massage therapist may use Neuromuscular Therapy or Trigger Point Therapy to eliminate myofascial trigger points in the piriformis muscle. The massage therapist could also use Myofascial Release techniques or Deep Tissue Massage techniques to release adhesions between the piriformis muscle and surrounding tissues while also using Muscle Energy Techniques to gently lengthen the piriformis muscle. Piriformis Syndrome also responds well to positional release therapies such as Ortho-Bionomy which work with the body’s nervous system to release muscles and improve joint movement in the area. In addition to working on the piriformis muscle it may be necessary to provide therapy for other muscles near piriformis and even to muscles opposing piriformis to improve muscular balance. Comprehensive treatment with massage and bodywork, in conjunction with a home program of stretching and exercise, usually helps to completely resolve Piriformis Syndrome.

    Other Treatments for Piriformis Syndrome

    While massage therapy and bodywork are an excellent treatment for Piriformis Syndrome there are other treatments you should discuss with your physician:

  • April 30, 2017 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    By spending a few minutes every day you can have the beautiful skin you have always wanted by following some of the simple advice in this article. Unfortunately many women still feel that the only way they will achieve that beauty is by using invasive techniques like liposuction and plastic surgery for instance. However there are common beauty car products that are neither costly nor risky, and can have a multitude of benefits that help women stay both healthy and beautiful.

    The problem has always bee our image of beauty care products like cold cream and the anti-aging formulations but today’s skin care products are able to do much more after the research that has been carried out and are an important addition to your personal care regime. The importance of our skin cannot be stressed enough and like other areas of our body, requires a little care and attention.

    Before any other type of skin care is carried out, it is necessary to clean the skin first; this will ensure that any toxins, environmental pollution and bacteria are removed. Removing the dirt and other materials from your face requires the cleaner to be placed on a soft pad and gentle massaged into the skin finally being removed with warm water.

    The cleanser can affect the PH balance of your skin so the nest step is to use a toner which will restore this balance. Make sure that you take time to add a little lotion and massage to your routine as moisturizers make your skin look and feel soft and supple and can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturizing also has the added bonus of locking in the moisture that can be lost without its use, so do not skimp on this beauty care product.

    As part of your regime you should use a natural peel or exfoliant once or twice a week which helps remove dead skin which can clog the pores. Once you have exfoliated; a normal cleanse and then tone will be necessary as part of the process.

    If you suffer with lines, wrinkles or puffiness around your eyes then a good beauty care product suggestion is the use of eye creams which will improve the delicate skin in this region. Taking some form of daily exercise and drinking plenty of water are two beauty care products you don’t need to spend a fortune on but really improve he skin tone and feel. We often forget how much we rely on but take our skin for granted and if it becomes damaged it can lead to all sorts of problems.

  • April 29, 2017 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    Ever since Dr. Elizabeth Blumenthal set up Elysee in 1923, and made their first product, Elysee has always made it a dedication to provide premium-quality special treatment products. The company continues to supply the market with leading edge, high-quality cosmetics products, which are specially-designed to overcome or annul the effects of aging and other common skin conditions.

    Developing Cutting Edge Beauty Products For Today’s Women

    Under the reliable leadership of Linda Marshall, Elysee Scientific Cosmetics has continued to provide innovative skin protection and cosmetics products which have met the toughest industry standards, as well as satisfied the fussiest buyer. It designs and formulates skin treatments for eliminating acne, hyper coloration, wrinkles and more. The firm’s products also undergo harsh quality controls testing, and are evaluated by independent laboratories, to completely assure the equality and potential of each article.

    Using A Wide Array Of Sophisticated Ingredients For Its Products

    The research team at Elysee Scientific Cosmetics ensures that it only uses the best and most potent naturally sourced ingredients for its skin treatment and cosmetics line. Its products have advanced ingredients which do miracles on skin, and protect it from harsh chemicals, or other environmental risks.

    Among the commonly-used ingredients at Elysee include certified botanicals, collagen optimizers, peptides, non-animal protein derivatives, algae extracts, ceramides, Coenzyme Q10, creatinine, epidermal thymic factor, hyaluronic acid, Royal Jelly, pycnogenol, phosphotidyl choline, structured water complicated and many more. While plenty of today’s skin protection and cosmetic products harp about using ingredients like age defying ingredients, alpha hydroxy acid and vitamin A, Elysee have been actually using these ingredients in their formulations for the previous forty or even more years.

    This shows just how committed the people at Elysee Scientific Cosmetics are. The company also continues to dedicate more funding and effort towards studying the best methods for fighting skin aging.

    The Marshall family, through the James E Marshall Foundation, in addition has helped raise funds for genetic research as well as help fund education schemes that help treat obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD.

    The company’s foundation is also strongly involved in the look good, Feel Better campaign, which is meant to reinforce the self confidence and pride of breast cancer patients and their families. It also supports a umber of shelters and halfway houses for abused or abandoned women and kids. Elysee Scientific Cosmetics does more than just construct a glorious array of cosmetics and skin treatment products : It also makes a contribution to the upliftment of the lives of girls, children and the victims of life-threatening diseases.

  • April 28, 2017 /  Beauty & Cosmetic
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    It is every womans wish to have white skin. From the ancient time till now on, people are seeking for secret ways or folk remedy. Here, I would like to introduce some ways for you.

    Milk: Prepare a small cup of milk. In summer, you can also put milk into the refrigerator and then apply it on the face. You may feel cool and more comfortable. You can also steam the face with vapor, fill makeup cotton with fresh milk and apply it on the face for about fifteen minutes. Then take it away and wash away milk on your face. If you persist in this way, you can make your skin white and glossy.

    Aloe: Put aloe and cucumber into the juicer to squeeze and pour juice into small bowl. Then add egg white, pearl powder, and amount of flour to make a paste. Wash your face clean and wipe the paste over the face. When the paste becomes dry, clean it away and apply skin care products on your face. You can try it one or two times a week.

    Tomato and honey: The whitening recipe can be used for the face and hands skins. In particular for acne skin, it is effective in preventing oil and infection to make skin white and tense. Stir tomato into juice and add appropriate amount of honey and stir until a paste. Evenly apply it on the face or hands and wash it after about 15 minutes. It is suggested to do it one or two times a week.

    Vinegar and egg liquid: Take out a fresh egg and wash it clean. Put it into 500ml vinegar and soak it for one month. When the eggshell dissolves into the vinegar solution, you can take a small spoon to a cup of boiling water. Stir it and drink one cup every day. Long-term use of vinegar and egg liquid makes the skin smooth and delicate and help people wipe all spots on the face.

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  • April 28, 2017 /  Women & Lifestyle
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    As a parent, you may find it difficult when your child goes off to college. There is nothing wrong with that. Many parents find themselves in this situation. College is a big step for everyone in life and it’s great that you recognize the issue. Going off to college is a similar feeling to the first day of kindergarten or even high school. It’s just on a bigger scale.

    College is a new way of life for both sides, parents and students. It’s a big change for students and there’s a lot of emphasis placed on the student adjusting to the college lifestyle. We overlook that parents need to adjust as well. It’s not always easy for the parent to send their child off to college. How the parent responds can be a huge impact on how the student adapts to their new lifestyle.

    The biggest change is the students living on their own. They won’t have mom or dad to remind them to do their homework or clean their room or make the student’s food. All that lies within the responsibilities of the student. Now, the parent can choose to help influence the student’s lifestyle once he/she is away. You can act like a sideline coach to help push them in the right direction.

    In sports, the coach is always on the sidelines directing players to the ultimate goal: to win. The coach can’t play for them, that lies with the players. Your role as college parent will be similar to this. You need to be able to “coach” the student to adjust, just as a coach wills his players to victory. The most important thing for a parent is to trust their student. They need to believe that their student can make the commitments to adapt to college life.

    The coach’s role is not on the field but his present is essential on the sidelines. The coach acts as a guide, telling players what to do and to make any adjustments when something is wrong. They encourage when the players succeeds and teach them a lesson when they fall short.

    Coaches play a huge role in every athlete. Even the professional athletes need their coaches to help guide them along the way. Coaches don’t have a physical presence during games, but they can influence the outcome in many ways. This role of a coach is important in the student/parent relationship during college. Your student may or may not have problems adjusting to college. As long as they have their “coach” to guide them, it can go a long way.

  • April 28, 2017 /  Women & Lifestyle
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    The number one reason why Asian women are so thin is because of social demands placed on them by the media and the fashion industry. Youth and beauty is defined by having an underdeveloped body with seemingly childlike features. There are some genetics involved, too. Biology tells us that evidence of the earliest human-beings exhibited similar traits associated with neoteny. The word itself is seldom used to denote underdevelopment, or individuals who retain juvenile features clear into their adulthood. In modern vernacular we used derogatory expressions like pancake chest, flat bottom, flat as a board, skin and bones, and other more colorful and offensive expressions to denote a person who is underdeveloped and skinny.

    Having no breast, no buttocks, and something not related called “Yaeba,” a Japanese word that means snaggletooth in English, is utterly destroying the natural beauty of Japanese women. Being thin and underfed is self-depriving and therefore works against the natural development of the body. Eating three square meals a day and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

    Apparel shops market the idea of cute and ‘forever 21’ to appeal to young women in their teens and twenties. The idea that by dressing like you are 21 years old you can be 21 years old again has been a marketing strategy for decades. It’s as if the media Barons of Tokyo and Shibuya are working right alongside the fashion industry to purposely promote young thin women as apposed to healthy young women. Having too much physical maturity is seen as un-Japanese. Their seems to be some sense of impurity associated with being and looking too mature.

    Japanese women are inundated with images of thin women in fashion magazines, movies, and films. Often times these thin women are depicted as living the good life and appear to be happy and satisfied because of all the friends and lovers they appear to have. Young Japanese women set abnormally high expectations for themselves by experimenting with unhealthy diet fads that wind up doing more harm than good. When they go shopping they want to be able to fit into clothes that look cute, which are often times a 24-26 cm waist sizes. That is very small.

    Manga is another reason why too. Often times caricatures are drawn with unnaturally small waste sizes. It doesn’t end there, Japanese men prefer dating thinner women, often times with juvenile features. Larger women feel isolated and under appreciated for their own natural beauty. This rejection of what’s natural has been eating away at society in Japan for decades, and has been one of the chief contributing factors in depression and suicide for many young women.

  • April 27, 2017 /  Artist & Celebrities
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    Angelina Jolie’s secret to gaining lean muscle mass is her high speed, high endurance Kickboxing training. Taking on blockbuster action-film roles in movies like “Tomb Raider” and ‘Wanted”. Sporting a model’s amazing tall, lean physique, She is known for her gorgeous, sculpted figure.

    To get a figure like Jolie’s, Brunswick Ohio Adventure Karate’s Rapid Results Kickboxing is key. Kickboxing is a high intense activity that can burn anywhere from 600 to 800 calories per session. Step aerobics, pilates or weight training doesn’t even come close. The reason that kickboxing is such a great fat-burning exercise is that the high speed and high hitting- kicking involved gives your body the extra jolt it needs to burn off stubborn fat. While burning this fat you are also simultaneously toning up the muscles in the body and gaining muscle strength.

    Kickboxing takes a lot of breathing and muscle endurance. Great for the heart and cardiovascular, it keeps your heart rate in the target zone so you lose weight fast. Starting a routine is very exciting one, as one will discover after the initial empowering “warm-ups”.

    You’re channeling your frustration, stress, adrenaline into a source of power and confidence. A great antidote to the toxic buildup of frustration in your life.

    The punches and kicks that you do will help you relax. It is through this program that you will loosen up and let your inhibitions go as you unload anger, stress, frustration and bottled up emotions.

    Don’t give up if the pace of the class is too much to handle at first. Kickboxing training is an intense activity that may be intimidating to beginners. So stick with it, commit yourself to it and exert a lot of will power to keep up, because the results are far more worth the effort.

    Joints are strengthened and range of movement is increased by the routines required in Brunswick Ohio Adventure Karate’s Rapid Results Kickboxing Program. A wonderful benefit you will experience is a sharper mind in your work, at home, doing tasks or with the kids. It helps you to develop balance and coordination that allows for increased stability and form.

    A lot of celebrities put kickboxing atop their weekly workouts. Kickboxing is great strength, cardio, and core training all in one. Celebs like; Angelina Jolie, Daisy Fuentes, Gwen Stefani, Samantha Harris, Kelly Clarkson and Marisa Miller. Male celebrities like; Matthew McConaughey, and Nick Carter use kickboxing as part of their exercise program to stay trim on and off the movie set.

  • April 26, 2017 /  Artist & Celebrities
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    Make up is not only the art of making up, but a process of sustaining good looks.- This quote provides an insight on what the world of a make-up artist is all about. A person who helps in keeping pace with aspects affecting a person’s looks is known as a makeup artist.

    Roles of a make-up artist include application of makeup & prosthetics related to all the fields of glamour viz events, movies, theatre, television, fashion, magazines, photography and other related occasions.

    Education

    The range of education related aspects required for being a make-up artist is quite huge. There are many colleges and universities which offer attractive courses and certification programs with specialization in this field. These courses involve a combination of manuals based learning added to practical training experiences. These courses range from 1 month tenure (which mostly involves direct training) to 1 year courses with the backdrop as theory based learning.

    How to Go about These Courses?

    After the 90s, various campuses started accommodating many advance training courses which could not be accommodated in degrees programs. Some of these courses were off-beat fields of learning, while most were advanced educational opportunities of upcoming fields of learning. One such off-beat course is the certification program in make-up artistry.

    Countries where the film industry is flourishing like India and United States have associations for make-up and other related fields.

    Career Scope

    The fields of films, television, modeling etc. offer lucrative pay packages. Make-up artists can become personal make-up artists for celebrities as well. In addition, they can open a studio of their own. The set-up is considered a major investment, hence it is seen that multiple makeup artists form a combined company or a label.

    The field of makeup artistry is one field where practical hands-on experience matters more than anything else.

    Income Scope

    Depending upon their clientele, some makeup artists earn more than performing celebrities, but the average income is decent for a makeup artist. Also, a makeup artist needs to be updated about the latest advancements in their field.

    Lastly, prospective clients view the concerned makeup artist as a display of what is being offered, so those folks who stay in shape and work on their looks, hairstyle, attire etc. earn well.

    A detailed knowledge of all the aspects related to careers, advice and scope of being a makeup artist will come via experience. But, any glamour based career blog or a university college directory will give you better insights.

  • April 25, 2017 /  Artist & Celebrities
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  • April 24, 2017 /  Healthy & Therapy
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    The top physical therapy programs in the nation offer an excellent core curriculum, a wide variety of specialized subject areas, experienced and knowledgeable faculty and a history of successful graduates. Masters and doctoral programs in physical therapy take students with bachelors-level training and give them the specialized skills to successfully practice in this field and make patients lives better. If youre looking for the top physical therapy programs in the United States, these ten schools should be at the top of your list:

    1. University of Southern California: This respected University of California in Los Angeles, CA school offers various graduate specialties within the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.

    2. University of Pittsburgh: If youre willing to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA you will find some of the nations best faculty and brightest graduate students within the Department of Physical Therapy.

    3. Washington University St. Louis: This reputable university is located in St. Louis, MO and offers an excellent graduate program in physical therapy.

    4. University of Delaware: Travel to Newark, DE and you will find an array of specialized areas of graduate study within this schools Department of Physical Therapy.

    5. US Army-Baylor University: The United States Army offers a doctoral physical therapy program at this prestigious institution of higher learning at Fort Sam in Houston, TX.

    6. University of Iowa: This school in Iowa City, IA offers a very reputable graduate program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.

    7. Arcadia University: The Department of Physical Therapy at this university in Glenside, PA is one of the best in the nation, offering various specialties and a respected staff.

    8. MGH Institute of Health Professions: If you complete the graduate program in physical therapy at this highly regarded college in Boston, MA you can expect a fruitful future career.

    9. Northwestern University: The Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences at this school, which is located in Chicago, IL, is one of the best in the country.

    10. University of Miami: The Department of Physical Therapy at this university in Coral Gables, FL offers one of the top programs in the nation that is well worth considering.

    Institutions offering quality Physical Therapy Programs include, Cortiva Institute, Apollo College, Kaplan College, and Keiser University.

    Find the perfect Physical Therapy School today or Physical Therapy Program and start your path to a rewarding career.