types of massage

Eastern and Western Massage Therapy Techniques

Eastern and Western Massage Therapy Techniques

Massage Students Should Gain Exposure to Eastern and Western Techniques By Courtney Slivka Put quite simply, most massage traditions are categorized as either Eastern or Western. Yet travel around the world and you will probably find both Eastern and Western offerings in each city, sometimes even offered within the same establishment, and even by the […]

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Massage Therapy and the Elderly

Massage Therapy and the Elderly

By Courtney Slivka When most people think about massage therapy, they picture the relaxing oasis of a spa. Though it is becoming increasingly popular as a therapeutic practice, some still view it as a luxury meant for those with extra time and money. However many nursing homes, hospitals, and doctors are recommending that the elderly […]

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Deep Tissue Massage – Part II

Deep Tissue Massage – Part II

Drawbacks of Deep Tissue Massage Although deep tissue massage isn’t meant to be painful, it tends to be more uncomfortable than other types of massage. This is because many of the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue can only be manipulated by intense pressure. Discomfort is usually expected, but prolonged pain is not. Excessive […]

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Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic Massage

Can Lymphatic Massage Help Eliminate Toxins? Lymphatic massage is a type of physical manipulation that encourages the movement of fluids through the body’s tissues and muscles. It is intended to move toxins out of the body and stimulate the production of healthy lymph, which in turn boosts the immune system and increases energy. Although most […]

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