Massage Techniques

Reflexology is Not Just a Foot Massage

Reflexology is Not Just a Foot Massage

What Is the Difference Between Reflexology and a Foot Massage? When most people hear the term “reflexology,” they think of a foot massage. After all, from a distance, the two types of healing appear to be almost the same: they involve the manipulation of the foot to provide relief for a variety of pains. See […]

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Massage and Special Needs Clients

Massage and Special Needs Clients

Although a large portion of the clients who come in for a massage are in good health and simply in search of a little relaxation, this isn’t always the case. After all, massage therapy is based in the healing arts, which means that people seek this kind of treatment when other health avenues have failed […]

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Acupressure Massage Training

Acupressure Massage Training

What Is Acupressure Massage? Acupressure is an alternative medicine procedure that offers exactly what the name suggests: a combination of acupuncture and applied pressure. Tapping into the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) points of the body, acupressure is done by a trained therapist who applies physical pressure to each point instead of pins. The Tenets of […]

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Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu Massage

Massage That Bridges The Space Between The Body And The Spirit For many individuals, massage has evolved from a periodic indulgence to a key component of an overall health and fitness regimen. The ability of massage to reduce stress and remedy various physical ailments has convinced many to include a massage therapist on their list […]

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Rolfing Technique

Rolfing Technique

What is Rolfing Massage? Rolfing is a type of structural integration that helps to align the whole body by reorganizing the connective tissues of the body. Using mild, direct pressure and slow, deep strokes, the Rolfing practitioner works each part of the body in need of realignment. It is believed that by addressing the connective […]

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Reiki Massage

Reiki Massage

Should Reiki Really Be Considered A Massage Therapy? The practice of Reiki is taught in many massage schools. There is debate about the categorization of this therapy as a form of massage. So is it massage, mystical healing or just New Age hocus pocus? I don’t know about you but when I go for a […]

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Massage Therapy for Runners

Massage Therapy for Runners

Running is one of the hardest sports on the body. Although there are great health benefits, the continual jarring of the body can do quite a big of damage to the muscles, joints, and spine over a matter of just a few weeks. That’s why many runners pay attention to their bodies, being sure to […]

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Seasonal Massages

Seasonal Massages

Most people will agree that there is no “bad” time to get a massage. This most exalted of all the pampered treatments is something that most people are only too glad to participate in, whether they’re looking for a traditional Swedish massage or want something a little unusual in the shape of deep, body-altering structural […]

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Incorporating Scalp Massage into Your Practice

Incorporating Scalp Massage into Your Practice

There are many different ways to make your massage therapy practice successful, including everything from upgrading your massage table to offering advanced massage techniques. In today’s competitive market, anything you do to make yourself more marketable as a professional can help you to succeed. One way in which to do this at a low cost […]

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Massage Therapy and Traction

Massage Therapy and Traction

The very definition of traction reads like instructions for a torture technique. Terms like prolonged pulling and adhesive friction conjure up thoughts of a painful afternoon spent with a cantankerous therapist named Helga, which I’m sure is no one’s idea of a good time. Traction Therapy is most often associated with Sports & Injury Therapy, […]

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