Massage Techniques

Top 5 Massage Types to Try

Top 5 Massage Types to Try

There are many different types of Massage Therapy Techniques. Here are Massage Schools Guide’s top 10 picks. When you reach the end, let us know what you think of the list and if there are any techniques that you think we missed. #5. Hot Stone Hot stone massage is a very unique technique. You start […]

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Feeling Hands For Massage Therapists

Feeling Hands For Massage Therapists

Can You Feel It Yet? Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain….Carl Jung Don’t be nervous about what you can’t feel…..yet.  I can’t tell you how many massage classes I sat in and listened to instructors talk through demonstrations about what he or she was feeling in […]

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Pregnancy and Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy and Prenatal Massage

Learning How to Massage Pregnant & Prenatal Women? I’ve written before about the community service style of massage clinics that are a part of the clinical experience at the school I am attending.  For our class, we had a choice between: Elder Massage:  This is offered in clinical classroom as a traditional 90 minute massage […]

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Massage Modalities Continued

Massage Modalities Continued

Even More Massage Modalities Last week we looked a few of the massage modalities that I have been exposed to in school.  Today, we’ll hit on a couple more.  As always…I welcome your questions and comments! Swedish I touched on Swedish as a descriptor last week; but for those who perhaps aren’t aware of the […]

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Modalities of Massage

Modalities of Massage

What Are Some of the Different Types of Massage Techniques? I made the decision to go to massage school as a serious life changing decision…but I didn’t think about all the amazing extras I would get out of the experience.  I pictured myself doing traditional Swedish massage and learning anatomy.  But, when you really think […]

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Certification in Medical Massage Therapy

Certification in Medical Massage Therapy

What is medical massage therapy? In simple terms, medical massage is a non-invasive therapy intended to improve or correct a diagnosed medical condition. This therapy is often prescribed by a doctor and is said to reduce pain, increase blood supply to skeletal muscles, and stimulate the nervous system. Medical Massage vs. Traditional Massage Therapy Unlike […]

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Should I Attend International Massage School?

Should I Attend International Massage School?

There are several different careers in which international training can make a real difference in your professional future. The aspiring chef who learns in Italy and France has quite an advantage over his or her American-trained counterparts. A business professional with a few years of training in Japan or the Middle East can typically find […]

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What is Energy Healing, and What Does it Mean for Massage Therapists?

What is Energy Healing, and What Does it Mean for Massage Therapists?

Whenever anyone talks about massage, there is almost always a focus on more than just medical science and Western modes of thought. As a field, massage therapy arises out of a belief that personal health and well-being is so much more than a mathematical equation or scientific study. It taps into ancient Chinese healing practices […]

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Massage Therapy and Cellulite Reduction

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What is Chiropractic Massage Therapy

What is Chiropractic Massage Therapy

Massage therapy and chiropractic medicine are often lumped together. Like any kind of alternative healthcare option, these practices aren’t always condoned by the medical community, and they often exist on the fringes, recommended only when all other types of therapy fail to make an impact. However, anecdotal evidence and a growing amount of scientific research […]

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