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  • Most people know that an outcome of getting a massage is relaxing, but there has not been much physiological proof of the body’s enhanced immune response following massage until now.
     
    Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reported that a single massage produced measurable changes in the immune system and endocrine system of healthy adults.

    The researchers, led by Dr. Mark Rapaport, studied 29 healthy adults who received a 45-minute Swedish massage and 24 healthy adults who had a 45-minute session of light touch massage, a much milder exercise that served as a comparison to the more vigorous Swedish massage. Blood samples were taken before the massage began and at regular intervals up to one hour after the massage was completed.

    The study found several changes in the blood tests of the Swedish massage group that indicated a benefit to the immune system. For example, Swedish massage caused considerable decreases in arginine vasopressin, a hormone that contributes to aggressive behavior, and small decreases in the stress hormone cortisol. The Swedish massage participants also had an increase in lymphocytes, cells that help the immune system defend the body from harmful substances.  

    So next time you seek out to pamper yourself, as part of a healthy lifestyle, you will know that a massage does not only feel good, it may be good for you as well.
     
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  • There are different methods of getting alkaline water.
    You can get alkaline water by adding baking soda to the regular drinking water.
    Also, you can get alkaline water by adding alkaline drops or tables that are sold online and health food stores.  Be sure that any alkaline products you purchase are designed for consumption.
    There are also special filters and machines that you can buy to obtain alkaline water.

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  • Water sustains all forms of life, including human life. Although water is all around us, it is one of the most mysterious substances on this planet. Scientists are still discovering amazing facts about water.

    More than 70% of our body weight is water; that translates into about 10 gallons of water for a person of 120 lbs. It is very important to have a good understanding of water and to drink the right kind of water. Water is a strong solvent; therefore, it carries many invisible ingredients: minerals, oxygen, nutrients, waste products, pollutants, etc. Sea water is salty because, through eons, it dissolved minerals and salts from the mountains and carried them down stream to the ocean. Inside the human body, blood (90% of which is water) circulates throughout the body distributing nutrients and oxygen, and collecting wastes and carbon dioxides, delivering them to the disposal organs. If water was not a strong solvent, it could not perform these functions.

    Water molecule is H2O; that is two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom stuck together. The shape of the water molecule is like a Mickey Mouse face; the head is oxygen and the two ears are hydrogen. Since oxygen is electrically negative and hydrogen is positive, the water molecule is electrically polarized. For this reason, a water molecule cannot exist independently; it must combine with other water molecules to form a five- or six-sided structure called a water cluster. In lower temperatures, most of the structures are hexagonal; therefore, snow flakes are hexagonal.

    In distilled water, at room temperature, one out of 10 million (1 in 107) water molecules is ionized. When a water molecule is ionized, it is split into hydrogen ions H+ and hydroxyl ions OH-. Neutral water means that the number of hydrogen ions equals the number of hydroxyl ions in a container. The number is 10-7 times the entire number of water molecules in that container (that number we will call N). We abbreviate this by saying that the water has a pH value of 72).

    Acid water has a larger number of hydrogen ions than that of hydroxyl ions. For example, the number of hydrogen ions in acid water, with a pH value of 4, is 10-4 times N, and that of hydroxyl ion is 10-10 times N. The law of nature is such that the exponents must add up to 14 (4+10). The number of hydrogen ions in alkaline water, with a pH value of 9, is 10-9 times N, and that of hydroxyl ion is 10-5 times N. Note that 10-5 is larger than 10-9 by 10,000 times and, again, 5+9 is 14. Because the exponents must add up to 14, pH value of 7 is considered neutral. Since the value of pOH is 14 minus the value of pH, we don’t measure nor mention its value; it will be known once the pH value is known. For that reason, there are only pH meters and no pOH measuring instruments3).

    Since alkaline water has more OH-s than H+s, there are more oxygen atoms in it than in neutral water; that’s why alkaline water is sometimes called oxygen rich water. In the same manner, acid water is oxygen deficient water. An interesting trivial fact is that there are approximately 1025 H2O molecules in a 10 ounce glass of water. If that water has a pH value of 10, there are approximately 1021 hydroxyl ions (OH-) and approximately 1015 hydrogen ions (H+). The number of hydrogen ions is one millionth of that of hydroxyl ions, which is negligible.

    It is this abundant amount of hydroxyl ions that neutralizes acid hydrogen ions in our body to reduce the accumulated acid wastes, thus reversing the aging process.

    Hydration

    The body must continuously be in a proper state of hydration. Because 2.5 liters of water is lost each day through normal bodily functions, this must be replaced. There are two major issues that emphasize the need to keep the body adequately hydrated with water of the best quality, content, and structure so it can maintain homeostasis. First, the water we put in our body must be able to prevent toxins and chemical substances from accumulating and creating destructive influences on cells. Water must bring all minerals and nutrients required for cell metabolism, and remove any substances that can damage the cell. It must also be able to protect cell walls from damage and invasion. Second, since water is involved in every function of the body, it must act as a conductor of electrochemical activity, such as neurotransmission, by moving water from one nerve cell to another smoothly and effectively.

    Movement of water in the body between cells (extracellular fluid) is caused by osmosis. This is created by magnetic forces in the body, which keep the movement in balance. As water flows, changes in pressure create movement across the cell membranes. Any changes in pressure will allow proteins, minerals and other nutrients being carried by the blood to escape into spaces between vessels and deprive the cells of their vital needs to sustain life. When water in the blood is contaminated with chemicals, it enters the cells and changes their structure, which in turn could lead to changes in DNA. This is the start of the disease process, which is very similar to the aging process.

    Structured Alkaline Water

    Much research has been conducted on the effects of this unique water on the body’s response systems. Reports from studies suggest that structured or clustered water with a high pH can help the body resist disease and slow aging by:

    • Increasing Intracellular Hydration
    • Replacing Depletion of Essential Minerals
    • Stabilizing and Protecting Cells
    • Helping To Maintain Normal Blood Flow and pH
    • Flushing Out and Preventing Wastes from Accumulating in Cells
    • Preventing Free Radicals from Forming

    Water structured with Alkalive™ pH Booster™ can retain its magnetic properties because of its high mineral content. Up to 74 minerals are contained in pH Booster™. Because of its natural magnetization these minerals are naturally ionized. Unlike artificially magnetized water, the magnetization in pH Booster™ remains permanently, even after it is added to water and stored for long periods of time.

    The most unique feature of structured water is the formation and organization of its molecules Unlike regular water, structured water is naturally formed in smaller clusters of 5 or 6 molecules. Because of its natural magnetization, these clusters are more organized and move in an orderly pattern throughout the body. Structured water has a higher density than other water, even to water that has been artificially magnetized. This increases the stability of the molecules, and in turn, also helps to keep the cells themselves more stable.

    These magnetized molecules pass readily through the cell membrane into the cell nucleus for better delivery of nutrients. They also can attract toxins and waste materials in the cells and flush them out of the body, creating somewhat of a chelation effect.

    Drink Up!

    Water is critical to assist the general detoxification process and to re-hydrate the cells and tissues. Give yourself the gift of vibrant health and energy by drinking plenty of ionic, alkaline, structured water. Get yourself a good water bottle, throw a bottle of pH Booster™ in your purse or bag and drink up!

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    Whang, Sang. Reverse Aging. JSP Publications. 2001

    Liu, K., Cruzan, J.D. and Saykally, R.J.  Water Clusters. Science Spectra. 1996

    Mitsui T, Rose MK, Fomin E, Ogletree DF, Salmeron M., Water diffusion and clustering. Science Spectra. 2002

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    Horne, M., Swearingen, P. Pocket Guide to Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid Base Balance. Mosby. 1993

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  • In many cultures, head massage has been practiced for hundreds of years as a therapy to reduce stress and tension. Massaging the scalp can relieve migraine headache pain and even encourage hair growth by stimulating blood supply to the scalp. It rejuvenates the spirits,
    improves mental alertness and increases circulation to the face, head,
    neck and shoulders.
    Many people spend hours of each day hunched over a computer screen or sitting in the traffic, risking chronic nerve damage to their necks and shoulders. Poor posture and long working hours without adequate breaks can worsen muscle pain. A head massage usually includes a massage of the neck, back, shoulders and scalp, thus relieving pain and tension in these areas.
    Drink plenty of water to flush the body of toxins after a head massage.

     

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  • My names is Carlos, and I am a licensed massage therapist in SW Florida.  I am conveniently locate in Cape Coral, which is close to Naples, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, Marco.  Vist my website: http://massageinflorida.com for complete details.

    In this blog, I will be helping you to understand all about massage.  If you have a question, or comment, please be sure to add it here…Carlos

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