Massage

What is Massage?

Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device. Massage can promote relaxation and well-being, can be a recreational activity, and can be sexual in nature (see Erotic massage).

The word comes from the French massage "friction of kneading", or from Arabic massage meaning "to touch, feel" or from Latin massa meaning "mass, dough", cf. Greek verb μάσσω (massō) "to handle, touch, to work with the hands, to knead dough". In distinction the ancient Greek word for massage was anatripsis, and the Latin was frictio.

In professional settings massage clients are treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, or lying on a mat on the floor, while in amateur settings a general purpose surface like a bed or floor is more common. Aquatic massage and bodywork is performed with recipients submersed or floating in a warm-water therapy pool. The massage subject may be fully or partially clothed or unclothed.

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Is there any benefit of doing massage to the penis? I know it is not made up of any muscles or bones, but still will doing massage improve the blood flow to that. There is not much information available on this topic, and all that available is not form medical sources.
Thanks!

doctor1 MD

Hi,

I read your query and I understand your concerns.

Following is my reply:

1) There is no use or need of penis massage.

2) It is not going to improve blood supply on long term basis

Let me know if you have anymore questions.

Regards,
Dr. Mahesh Koregol...

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I went to the doctor the other day they took blood and pee from me they called me back 2 days later and said that blood and pee is bad and liver is bad and told me to get ultersound and I got that and the next day I got a massage from them to make a will what does all that mean

doctor1 MD

Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I am Dr. Rommstein, I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can.

Well, in your case there may be liver damage and different types of diseases or conditions may cause it., The next step is to look for certain...

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hi i just want to increase my breast size i tried doing massage i dint worked out plzz suggest me any pills or creams ...........my husband is not satisfied with my body structure coz im lil helthy bt my breast are small n want to lose weight my upper body is fine bt lower part of my body ( thighs & Hips ) is fat plzz suggest what do i do ...........for information il tell u that i have tried doing all the gym n exerice and everything but it was no use i need some pill or cream whr i can loss the fat from that part nly and plzzzz for breast enlarging cream or pills ...............

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for query,
Brest tissue are not increased by any cream or medicine.
It is related with hormonal level during growing period.
Small breast is equally sensitive with large breast.
you can go for silicon implant to increase its size.
You can reduce the hip fat by proper exercise....

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hi there, iv had a lump on my neck for a while and am curious to know what it is, it is about the size of a small marbel on the back/side. its hard, doesent move and doesent hurt. if i turn my head to the side i can actually pinch it. iv had a bad neck for years but cant afford treatment, iv had a few sports massages on it in the past and he didnt know what it is so im pretty sure its not muscular. any ideas would be appreciated chance

doctor1 MD

Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is possibly a lymph node.
The only way to know for sure is excise and send for biopsy.
Anything else is guess work and hazardous

Take care
Wishing you speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck

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I have been doing alot of skipping and recently had some knee problems, I went to a massage therapist and he found two huge knots in my left calf also I had a knot on my left inner thigh right above my knee, they all seem to be linked and have caused my left leg and knee to become unbalanced and I need to know what stretches I can do to work my inner thigh and whether or not these knots which were very painful and the size of a golf ball could be the cause of my knee issues

doctor1 MD

knots?can u be specific?age?male or female?u can make an xray left knee AP/LATERAL VIEW to rule out any osteoorthritic changes.consult doctor if xray goes abnormal or ur problem persists.

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My son is 11 years old and just started playing football and complains sometimes of sore lower legs. What do growing pains feel like? I massage them and have done Bowen therapy on him which has really helped. He is very tall with long bones and very slim.

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Characters of Growing pain in children are-
Nature of pain Intermittent, some pain-free days and nights
Both legs pain
Location of pain- Anterior thigh, calf, posterior knee—in muscles
Onset of pain Late afternoon or evening
No Swelling, redness , tenderness

If there is any visible...

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Iam 28 yrs lady,159 cm height,62 kg weight.For last 8 yrs I have been suffering from backpain.Disc bulge in l4 l5.I have 5 yrs old kid.Delivery was normal.but after delivery backpain, nerves pressure increased.now yearly i am taking ayurvedic massage treatment.I want to be pregnant again,but weight gain i can t bear.kindly give me advice ..how i can care myself..

doctor1 MD

Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum,
Since you have been daignosed with Disc Bulge, medicines would just give you a Temporary relief, the final treatment would be to go for Disc Decompression Surgery and then plan for next pregnancy. Exercise regularly and try reducing your weight. All The...

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my age is 28, height 5" 9cm, 72 kg weight, during sex, the flow of the fluid liquid which is coming out during erection is very less. I am not able to do the sex for a longer time. Also let me know about amy massage so that i can increse my lengh of the panies

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Do not worry about the quantity of semen ejaculated. That depends on many factors including frequency of sex or masturbation. Premature ejaculation could be due to your anxiety and wrong knowledge about sex.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,...

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doctor1 MD

my age is 28, height 5" 9cm, 72 kg weight, during sex, the flow of the fluid liquid which is coming out during erection is very less. I am not able to do the sex for a longer time. Also let me know about amy massage so that i can increse my lengh of the panies

doctor1 MD

I went to the doctor the other day they took blood and pee from me they called me back 2 days later and said that blood and pee is bad and liver is bad and told me to get ultersound and I got that and the next day I got a massage from them to make a will what does all that mean

doctor1 MD

Ok, so my 15 year old friend has been having testicular pain for the past few days. It is an aching in and around his testicles, and a pain/numbness around his pubic bone. It comes and goes, and when he massages it the pain is relieved temporarily. Also, he wakes up in the morning with virtually no pain, but as the day progresses, they start to ache more and more. What could this be? Any ideas?

Thank You.

doctor1 MD

My son is 11 years old and just started playing football and complains sometimes of sore lower legs. What do growing pains feel like? I massage them and have done Bowen therapy on him which has really helped. He is very tall with long bones and very slim.

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