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Secrets of the Incredible Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage: Get in touch with its many benefits

Originally Published: January 12th, 2021 Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being. See if it’s right for you. By Mayo Clinic Staff


Massage used to be available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals, and even airports. If you’ve never tried massage, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session.

What is massage?

Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing, and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including these common types:

  • Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping. It helps you feel relaxed and energized.
  • Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It’s commonly used to help with muscle damage from injuries.
  • Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sports activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
  • Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.

Benefits of massage

Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Massage benefits can include:

  • Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
  • Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension
  • Improving circulation, energy, and alertness
  • Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
  • Improving immune function

While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Low back pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Nerve pain
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain
  • Upper back and neck pain

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort, and connection.

Despite its benefits, massage isn’t meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Let your doctor know you’re trying massage and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have.

Risks of massage

Most people can benefit from massage. However, massage may not be appropriate if you have:

  • Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication
  • Burns or healing wounds
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Infections
  • Broken bones (fractures)
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • A very low platelet count (severe thrombocytopenia)

Discuss the pros and cons of massage with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant or if you have cancer or unexplained pain.

Some forms of massage can leave you feeling a bit sore the next day. But massage shouldn’t ordinarily be painful or uncomfortable. If any part of your massage doesn’t feel right or is painful, speak up right away. Most serious problems come from too much pressure during massage.

What you can expect during a massage

You don’t need any special preparation for massage. Before a massage therapy session starts, your massage therapist should ask you about any symptoms, your medical history, and what you’re hoping to get out of the massage. Your massage therapist should explain the kind of massage and techniques he or she will use.

In a typical massage therapy session, you undress or wear loose-fitting clothing. Undress only to the point that you’re comfortable. You generally lie on a table and cover yourself with a sheet. Your massage therapist will leave the room when you undress before the massage and when you dress after it. You can also have a massage while sitting in a chair, fully clothed. Your massage therapist should perform an evaluation through touch to locate painful or tense areas and to determine how much pressure to apply.

Depending on preference, your massage therapist may use oil or lotion to reduce friction on your skin. Tell your massage therapist if you might be allergic to any ingredients.

A massage session may last from 10 to 90 minutes, depending on the type of massage and how much time you have. No matter what kind of massage you choose, you should feel calm and relaxed during and after your massage. Breathe normally throughout your massage.

Your massage therapist may play music during your massage or talk to you, but you can tell him or her if you prefer quiet.

If a massage therapist is pushing too hard, ask for lighter pressure. Occasionally you may have a sensitive spot in a muscle that feels like a knot. It’s likely to be uncomfortable while your massage therapist works it out. But if it becomes painful, speak up.

Finding a massage therapist

Ask your doctor or someone else you trust for a recommendation. Most states regulate massage therapists through licensing, registration, or certification requirements.

Don’t be afraid to ask a potential massage therapist such questions as:

  • Are you licensed, certified, or registered?
  • What are your training and experience?
  • How many massage therapy sessions do you think I’ll need?
  • What’s the cost, and is it covered by health insurance?

The take-home message about massage

Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. On the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever. You can even learn how to do self-massage or how to engage in massage with a partner at home.


Urgent! How Will A Digital Currency Destroy Freedom?

Americans Must Reject Any Digital Currency Coming From The Central Bank

Dateline: Creve Coeur, MO. USA./Saturday, June 5th, 2021/ Written by: Jeffrey L. Klump


They are doing it to us, again.

Does anyone see it?

Look carefully.

I warned people about Donald Trump in 2015 when I posted on social media and wrote that he was the ultimate trojan horse. Trump was the false flag attack on America.

Trump supporters believe even to this day that he was the real deal. He wasn’t.

Trump is a grifter. His kids are grifters, and his grandkids will be grifters.

Trump was playing his role as an actor to divide America.

Trump’s spending was higher in 4 years than what war criminal George W. Bush spent in 8 years.

Some Trump supporters claim it was because of Covid. Complete nonsense.

Trump was in office for 4 years before Covid ever hit the headlines.

Trump was taking us to the same destination that Joe Biden is taking us, except by a different route.

Both Trump & Biden have increased federal spending in a massive way because they are intentionally destroying the U.S. dollar in its current form.

Dr. Michael Burry, from the “Big Short” fame, warned us in February on Twitter before he was forced to remove his tweet about hyperinflation at our doorstep.

Michael Burry didn’t realize or understand that the massive increase in federal spending while the private central bank, The Federal Reserve, continues to print up ‘new dollars” to flood the system, is all part of the plan to destroy the U.S. dollar in its current form and move us to a new digital currency, issued by them.

This is why you are seeing attacks on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The dollar price has fallen quite a bit since its high earlier this year. Bitcoin(#BTC) price may go even lower in dollar terms.

Much of this has to do with the Federal Reserve’s comments about Bitcoin and other cryptos including comments about how the I.R.S. is looking into people not paying taxes who own and exchange cryptos for dollars.

The Federal Reserve will have No Competition for a digital currency.

This will make a lot more sense to you if you understand that the I.R.S. is the collection agency for the Federal Reserve bank.

If you owe taxes to the I.R.S., your check is deposited into one of 12 central banks around the country.

Once your check is deposited, the Federal Reserve takes its “skim”(think Mafia skim from Las Vegas casinos) off of the top, and whatever is leftover goes to the U.S. Treasury.

The Federal Reserve is not part of the United States government.

The Federal Reserve is a private banking cartel whose shareholders include the Bank of England, Goldman Sachs, and J.P. Morgan. These shareholders are just the few that we know about.

There is a very real reason the Federal Reserve does not want to have an audit.

They know an audit would be an end of the central bank.

Stay with me here. Back to what I said at the beginning of this article regarding “they are doing it to us again”.

They are grifting us again.

We can describe them as “The Powers That Be” but in reality, they are the global cult that David Icke frequently mentions. At the top of this global cult are satanic International Zionists & Freemasonry.

These two groups are at the top of the pyramid power of Evil in the world.

In February 2020, I warned people that Covid 19 was a bioweapon made in a laboratory.

It was real, and it was a threat to some people in the world, primarily those who are deficient in vitamin D, which means it was a targeted virus-like I said back then.

Many decided to listen to pseudo-scientists like Antony Fauci and serial killer Bill Gates, who isn’t a scientist and is nothing more than a college dropout.

The grift in 2020 was the Corona Cold scam. That was “the hook”.

Remember the axiom by 30-year conspiracy researcher David Icke, Problem-Reaction-Solution.

Don’t ever forget this.

They, the Global Cult, create the problem. In this case, they created a biological weapon, originally made in the USA, and that is why Trump was lying about this from the beginning, and then offshored the work to a P4 lab in Wuhan, China.

The CCP(Chinese Communist Party) has the germ intentionally released.

The people react. Many are freaked out! Ready to surrender all of their Constitutional rights if need be, in exchange for the illusion of safety and protection.

Now, the Global Cult, whose middlemen are Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates, come up with the solution.

The solution being the experimental drugs that everyone keeps referring to as “vaccines”.

I warned everyone more than 6 months ago that there are no vaccines for bioweapons like Covid 19 and there are no vaccines for a corona cold virus, like Covid 19.

Thousands of people have already died from these experimental drugs and that is why I was banned from Facebook.

I was posting on a business page about the dangers of these drugs.

The Corona Cold scam is now falling apart as we are witnessing middle man Anthony Fauci being thrown under the bus with email gate.

Watch Tucker Carlson hammer the fraud Fauci: “That Was A Lie”: Tucker Carlson Levels Fauci After FOIA Emails Connect The Dots | ZeroHedge

They will play out this grift even though you are hearing less and less about the “vaccine” program because most Americans who haven’t taken the jab are suspicious, and have decided to say no.

What is the latest grift from the Global Cult? Take a look at the title of this article.

For more than a year we have been hearing about a digital currency the Federal Reserve is looking into.

Come on now. The Fed already has its “Digital Dollar” it created and is ready to roll it out.

This is the reason you are seeing money given to just about everyone from the government.

Once again, Problem-Reaction-Solution.

They, your elected politicians, and unelected private central bankers are flooding money everywhere in order to destroy the dollar.

The people react. They are upset and feeling the effects of massive inflation followed by hyperinflation.

The American people are desperate.

But wait, here comes the solution.

The Federal Reserve issues its own cryptocurrency known as the Digital Dollar.

The Fed won’t tell the desperate Americans that they will lose all of their freedom with this new electronic currency, which will allow the Fed to look into your bank account, and see what transactions you make and for what.

No, you are being grifted right now into total enslavement.

The middle class will be utterly decimated and destroyed with severe inflation including $5 dollars a gallon gasoline, or more.

Here is financial expert George Gammon to explain how this will work. Take a listen:

What is the hook in this grift? Remember, the Global Cult must scare you into giving up all of your Freedoms and Liberties as they did with Covid.

The hook is the staged alien disclosure/invasion that will be unveiled by the Pentagram, better known as the Pentagon.

You are hearing about UFOs everywhere especially on mainstream media when in the past, most mainstream outlets have refused to cover it.

Why is this coming out now? Remember, timing is everything.

The Global Cult not only needs people to be afraid, and fear is a control mechanism, but they also need people to be distracted as to what the real grift is, and that is a new digital currency for all of us.

The central bankers of the world including the Federal Reserve are the middle managers for the Global Cult.

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered… I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies… The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” Thomas Jefferson

The plan is to take America and the whole world down the same road as China.

China already has its digital Yuan operational and in use.

The digital currency is downloaded onto a smartphone.

You are hearing more and more chatter on business networks like CNBC about a new Digital currency from the Fed.

Take a look => The Fed this summer to move toward developing a digital currency (cnbc.com)

Eventually, the currency will be a microchip planted into one of these “vaccines”.

That is still a few years away, but if they get their way with this new Digital Dollar or Fedcoin, there will be no stopping them.

Any new digital currency coming from the Central Bank must be rejected by all Americans.

They are doing it to us, again.

Does anyone see it?

Look carefully.

 

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How to Become a Leader

10 Traits an Inspired Leader Must Have
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Originally Published on Apr 10, 2021 ByMarie Barnes


Leading people is not an easy task. A thousand and one responsibilities fall on your shoulders. After all, leaders are the safeguard against chaos. They are the engine of a group. What defines a great leader? An upright stance and a proud poise? Intelligence and valiance? The will of steel and steadfast determination? Often, we seek something in the leaders we lack. However, different challenges require different qualities from a chief. So, we may spend days enumerating all the possible traits a leader could have. There is no limit to perfection. Instead, we will concentrate on a specific side of a leader – his attitude towards the others.

The way you treat people makes them respond accordingly. Obviously, you can choose the path of tyranny, fear, and oppression to be an effective leader. You will force people to do things, they will obey, and technically you are a leader. But this is a slippery slope. Coup d’états and rebellions are the results of such leadership. If you want to be the one that people follow deliberately and with loyalty, you should possess the next traits. 

1. Determination

Let’s start with the obvious. You must be determined enough to get somewhere and not give up on the way. A determination is an obligatory minimum for a leader. People will not follow if you cannot move forward. They need inspiration, and you give it to them through action. 

2. Responsibility

Being a leader means you are responsible for the team. Every member of your group confides in your decision-making abilities. You cannot let them down. Your purpose is to lead them. In other words, wherever your team ends up, it is your victory or failure. You are the face of your group. When everything goes to hell, you are the first to meet the devil. If you can bear that burden, the leadership is for you.

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” — John Maxwell

 

3. Genuine Empathy

Empathy is how well you can understand the emotions of others. It is the key to successful relations with anyone. If you feel what another person feels, you can better navigate through the reality of that person. Understanding their pain, you are more prone to help – it is becoming personal for you. 

There are many ways to show empathy: listen more, be attentive to others, do not judge hastily. It is not about forgetting your problems and turning into the selfless altruist to the end of your days. It is about paying attention. Just give a bit of your warmth to others along the way and try to understand them. Maybe, you can help them somehow. People remember such things, and they will respect you.

4. Positivity

Positivity is a useful tool. We all have dark moments in our lives, and unless we have a light with us, it is easy to get lost in the darkness. The moodiness stretches out, everything is dull and gloomy, and irritation takes its place. We snap at each other, but nothing resolves. Ill humor is a tricky enemy: it makes you forget about good times and joy. If you can fight that with optimism, then you have a torch to lead others through the darkness. People will seek your company to get warmer, and they will be happy to have you as their leader. 

5. Open-mindedness

You should not be close-minded, being intolerant to different people or ideas. If you cannot accept something new, alien, or better because of your personal preferences, fear, or pride, you will have problems. Times are a-changin’, as Bob Dylan sang, and so is the world. To keep up with the innumerous trends and progress, you need to get on board with it. Also, it simplifies your communication with other people as their personality does not affect your judgment.

6. Ability to Learn

This is the logical continuation of the previous paragraph. The ability to grow, adapt, and acquire new skills is a must for a leader. Learning from your mistakes is another thing. Everyone makes mistakes. Leaders do as well. However, accepting your failures and learning from them is important. Do not let ignorance take hold of you.

7. Straightforwardness

Sometimes, team members can make a mistake. Do you have it in yourself to show them their fault? Can you reprimand or fire someone if the need arises? You are responsible for your team, remember? If someone jeopardizes its future, you must deal with this person. You cannot play only a good cop here. 

8. Humility

Can you bide your mistakes? Can you ask for help from your fellow team member? Your ego and pride should not stand in your way. You are not some infallible machine that should perform flawlessly. You cannot know everything. A team works as one, and you are a part of it – ask for advice or support when needed.

 

9. Approachability

Other team members should not fear coming up to you. If they are afraid of reaching out, you have a lack of trust. It might lead to secrets and unspoken words. Secrets are bombs with a long fuse, of which you do not know. To avoid that, you need to establish an open-door policy. Work on your relationship with the team: your leadership depends on it. 

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill

10. Self-care

The final point is all about yourself. To be the most effective, you should care about your well-being. Your physical and mental health are the fuel of your energy. You cannot be optimistic, think a few steps ahead, make decisions, and be an inspiring example for others when your mind and soul are in the wrong place. 

We often tend to forget about the need for rest and recreation, joy and happiness while pursuing our professional growth. There should be enough sunlight and alimentation for a plant to grow. There should also be enough good things for you to live on and succeed. 

Congratulations, if you have all those traits within yourself. You should be good at leading others. If there is something you lack, do not get upset – everything can be learned and practiced to perfection. Look it up on the internet. You can find all the answers there. 

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Marie Barnes is a Marketing Communication Manager at Adsy and an enthusiastic blogger interested in writing about technology, social media, work, travel, lifestyle, and current affairs. She shares her insights through blogging. Follow her on Medium.

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If You Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, Take Note of These 7 Lessons

While everyone seems to have a good business concept, few ever execute their ideas successfully.
If You Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, Take Note of These 7 Lessons
By: Alejandro Saracho

One of the main objectives of creating a business is related to the generation of wealth: for the environment, for society, and for the business owner.

The generation of wealth is related to money and its correct management. Many entrepreneurs start their business as operators or technicians and never delve into money management. That makes their businesses stay small or not survive over time.

That is why I decided to write this article entitled “7 secrets of money to undertake successfully”:

1. Entrepreneurial Mindset

Many people think that all they need to start is a good idea. Unfortunately, it is not like that, good ideas abound everywhere and are destined to die if you do not have an entrepreneurial mindset.

Creating a new business requires hard work, high tolerance for frustration, being willing to carry on when it seems like all is lost, implementation, implementation, and more implementation. But above all, it requires an obsession to achieve your dreams, more than an obsession to generate money.

If you look for money, your chances of success will decrease (because at the beginning you won’t have it). If you seek to transform people’s lives and make a change on the planet, money will come as a consequence.

So do you or do you not have an entrepreneurial mindset?

2. Viable Business Model

Most people who start a business become obsessed with their brand and their product, and this is one of the most common mistakes I see in entrepreneurs. Your brand and your product are worth nothing unless they show that they are capable of generating money.

  • First: you need to make sure that someone is willing to buy your product/service. Describe who your valuable customer would be, approach people who meet the characteristics, and see if they are willing to buy.
  • Second: you need to develop your business model — that is, know how to interconnect all parts of your business. You need to know how you are going to attract prospects, how you are going to convert them into customers, how you are going to produce and deliver your product or service, how you are going to charge, and how you are going to pay. When you have it assembled, you will realize that your model requires money to function. Those are your costs and your expenses.
  • Third: you need to make your financial statements or your numbers and make sure that your business is profitable and scalable. You find profitability when you calculate your sales minus your costs and minus your expenses. You find scalability when you validate that there are many people who meet the characteristics of your valued customer, that you can serve them through your business model, and that you have enough money to start and maintain it.

If you meet these three points, we can say that your business is viable. If you realize that it is not, you can adjust your business model as long as you validate that someone is willing to buy what you offer.

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3. Absolute Austerity

One of the mistakes people make when starting their business is that they buy and overspend. They look for the best computer, the best offices, the best car or they use their money on things that are not directly related to generating sales.

A principle that Carlos Slim uses that I highly recommend is called Absolute Austerity. When you buy something, make sure that it is directly related to the generation of sales.

If you need a computer, ask yourself which computer meets your basic needs (not which one meets the needs of your ego). And ask yourself, if I buy a more expensive computer, will this increase my sales?

4. Cash Flow

Cash flow is the gasoline that drives businesses. Many businesses that are highly profitable (that is, that generate profit), die because the entrepreneur or business owner did not know how to manage their cash flow.

There are three levers that I recommend to manage your cash flow well:

  • The first: charge before and pay later. In this way, you can finance your business with the money of your clients, instead of you becoming their bank.
  • The second: handle low inventories. One of the places where your money gets stuck is in inventories if you have too much of it. Try not to give in to the temptation to buy too high a volume for a discount.
  • The third: reserve of protection. Try to have enough backup money to pay for one to two months of business. There are always fat cows and skinny cows. When you don’t have the money to pay for the lean operation, a profitable business ends up going out of business.

5. Reinvest Your Profits

One of the temptations of the entrepreneur is to spend his earnings as soon as they arrive. My suggestion is to reinvest them in the same business. You can use them to attract more prospects with marketing and sales or to streamline your operation and lower your costs and expenses.

Until when should you reinvest your earnings? Until you have reached a good critical mass and the business can operate even without you.

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6. Plan Your Transition

One of the questions that I get asked the most is: when is the right time to quit my job and dedicate myself fully to my business?

The answer is when your business is able to generate enough money (consistently and constantly) to replace the salary that your work generates.

It is important to plan the transition with clear goals and objectives. In such a way that you say: in six months the business must leave me this amount of money. When I reach this amount of money I will quit my job. This way you will know where to focus and when the transition will occur.

And I know that many entrepreneurs are kamikazes and are willing to quit right now.

Can you do it and achieve it successfully? Of course. However, if you want to avoid or lessen the impact of entrepreneurial trauma and emotional crises, I recommend planning your transition.

7. Continuous Learning

This part is essential for any entrepreneur. You need to be willing to continually learn if you want to be successful. If you don’t like learning, maybe entrepreneurship is not for you because, in a short time, you will become obsolete and the business will end up failing.

Now, there is a type of education for every purpose.

  1. If you want to learn to be a better collaborator in a company, you need to consider academic education (such as masters, diplomas, specialties).
  2. If what you want is to learn how to generate better results in your business, what you need is focused education (such as conferences, seminars, workshops).

The difference between the two is that the first gives you a lot of theory (and takes a lot of time) and teaches you how to run someone else’s business and the second teaches you implementable principles (in a short time) and teaches you how to run your business.

What is the first thing that I recommend you learn? To manage your money. To manage your personal finances.

Business money is a reflection of how you handle your money. If you learn to do it, you will achieve that your business generates sustainable results.

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