What is Massage Therapy?
Massage is the practice of applying structured or unstructured pressure, tension, motion, or vibration — manually or with mechanical aids — to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response. Massage Therapy is performed primarily by a professional Massage Therapist but is often used as a form of therapy by other Healthcare practitioners such as Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physical Therapists.
Massage can be applied to parts of the body or successively to the whole body, to aid the process of injury healing, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, and improve circulation. Where massage is used for its physiological, mental, and mechanical benefits, it may be termed "therapeutic massage" or manipulative therapy.
find out more by contacting a specialist >>
Learn to Touch Lives, Heal Bodies & Free Souls!SWIHA is a nationally accredited (ACCET) private college and community-healing center for Holistic Healthcare careers and continuing education' We are dedicated to providing professional, affordable education (on campus and online) for those interested in entering the healing arts profession,... » read more...
Win Health LtdWin Health Ltd is a healthcare company based in Scotland in the United Kingdom' We manufacture and distribute a wide range of medical devices, home health, self care and beauty products' Our self-care range enables people to address personal health and beauty needs in the comfort of their... » read more... Bircham International UniversityFull distance diploma or degree programs that coincide with your professional schedule! Bircham International University is a private independent institution of higher education that offers degree programs at professional, undergraduate and graduate levels through sound updated curricula and an... » read more... Penny Price Academy of AromatherapyPenny Price Aromatherapy Ltd' is based in the UK' Penny is the founder of the company and has been a leading aromatherapist for well over 20 years' She has taught clinical aromatherapy and post-graduate aromatherapy for much of this time and is a highly respected lecturer around many... » read more... Middlesex School of Complementary MedicineAt the Middlesex School of Complementary Medicine training is available in Anatomy and Physiology, Holistic Massage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage, Post Graduate Training, Advanced Massage, Advanced Reflexology and Advanced Aromatherapy' Part time weekend courses,... » read more... Remedial Massage Techniques for Low Back Pain This two day course will ensure that you have a greater understanding of the structures involved in low back pain' The knowledge you gain will allow you to better treat clients and provide them longer lasting and effective relief from low back pain' As there are countless back pain... » read more... Oncology Massage Practitioner Diploma The use of Complementary Therapies for clients suffering from Cancer is becoming more and more the norm than the exception' With current epidemiology suggesting that 1 in 3 people will experience cancer during their lifetime and the number of newly diagnosed cases in adults over the age of... » read more... Advanced Massage Techniques This course is aimed at the experienced therapist who wants to add further techniques to their ‘toolboxes’' It is recommended that the therapist has Intermediate skills prior to attending the course' There is an introduction to neuromuscular techniques and... » read more... ITEC Massage Diploma - Level 3 This is a Part Time weekend course' The entry requirement for this Massage Course is the successful completion of the ITEC Anatomy and Physiology Diploma or equivalent' Students are trained to become proficient in Massage and are equipped with the necessary skills to... » read more... Ultimate All Inclusive Massage Course ITEC Level 3 We are pleased to be able to offer this Ultimate Massage Therapy Course, delivered by dedicated and experienced teaching staff' This course prepares you to become a successful practising bodyworker' The course content exceeds standards set by national certification and teaches the art... » read more... Hot Stone Massage Course Hot Stone Massage is a wonderful deep massage technique which is becoming increasingly popular due to its amazing beneficial effects on both the client and the therapist' Using specially shaped natural basalt volcanic stones, which are pre-heated to enable deeper tissue relaxation, the... » read more... EYEZONE MASSAGERCombining three proven therapies in one quick easy to use gadget, the Eyezone massager relieves stress and tension around the eyes and temples in minutes' Pinhole therapy reduces stress in the eye, magnet therapy reduces pressure and massage therapy increases circulation around the affected... » read more... Ginseng Muscle & Joint Cream - Paraben FreeGinseng Muscle and Joint cream – Paraben Free 250ml JarMake aching joints and muscles a thing of the past' This rich, Muscle and Joint nourishing cream with Ginseng and Arnica is a perfect solution for anyone who suffers with painful joints and aching muscles' It is... » read more... On-Site Massage ChairBeautelle's Portable Onsite Massage Chair - a mobile massage chair designed for any type of seated massage | spinal treatment | or indian head massage'Features - Osborne Portable Massge Chair | fully adjustable | folds flat for transportation |... » read more... Sports Massage CouchPortable Cable Table for Sports Massage and Physiotherapy Massage | Beautelle's Uk made massage couches are suitable for heavy duty massage and are readily portable'Osborne 200 Cable Table Series - available in Beechwood or Aluminium... » read more... Couches for Therapy TreatmentBeautelle Uk manufactures an extensive range of couches & equipment suitable for beauty | therapy | holistic medicine | healthcare' Range of furniture includes salon couches | beauty chairs | spa furniture | seating | trolleys'Features - All couches and equipment is manufactured in... » read more... Chiropractic/Physio Treatment CouchBeautelle's Manipulation Range of plinths & couches designed for manipulation applications including chiropractic and physiotherapy disciplines' An extensive choice of electronic & hydraulic models are available''' Features - A range of specilly... » read more... Spa Couches & PlinthsA selection of Couches & Plinths for the Spa Treatment Room | Choose from Beautelle's range of high-perfromance Electronic Couches made in our UK factory'Features - Helmsley Electronic Spa Couches | Choice of two and three section designs | Tower... » read more... Salon CouchesA complete range of Static Salon Couches | for Examination, Assessment and Treatment | Made by Beautelle in Uk' Also availabe in equipment room sets with trolley and couch steps'Choose from The Blenheim Static Salon Range of Couches - budget and luxury... » read more... Simply Music relaxation CD or DownloadIdeal for therapy room, waiting room, and individual restfulness' Life is often full of pressures; sometimes it can be difficult to find peace' There are many recordings of gentle soothing music available today, but not all achieve what the listener may be searching to find' Music... » read more... IBS Audio Program 60 CD or MP3 downloadInnovation & Research Award Winner 2008The home use IBS Audio Program 60® ~ for Children' This IBS in children self help hypnosis program uses specific hypnotherapy guided imagery processes and methods to help alleviate Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS symptoms in children ' It is... » read more... Aromatherpy for Babies & ChildrenAromatherapy for Babies and Children is written with both professional and lay aromatherapists in mind' Leading aromatherapists Penny Price and Shirley Price, explore the charater and therapeutic value of different essential oils and blends, and give pracitcal advice on using aromatherapy to... » read more... Cellulite massageGet long lasting results with this “hands on” cellulite massage' Learn the steps and strokes of this intensive work to promote dimensional inch loss, smooth out dimpled skin, and flush toxins stored in fat cells' » read more... Chinese acupressure massage 2nd editition Chinese acupressure massage 2nd editition This brand new edition of 70 mins DVD shows the complete set of Traditional Chinese Acupressure Massage to revitalize the entire body's 'Chi' energy and restore a state of total balance and well-being' » read more... Equine massage for performance horses Equine massage for performance horsesDVD For owners, riders and trainers! Help your horse jump better, move faster, and run longer, by using your horse’s responses to guide your work! In this 75 minute hands-on guide, Jim Masterson shows 24 specific techniques to loosen... » read more... Essentials of Sweedish massage Essentials of Sweedish massageIn this award-winning video, Meade Steadman teaches and demonstrates everything from body mechanics, preparing your workspace, and the essentials of a full body Swedish massage from the head and face all the way down to the ankles and feet' » read more... The Raindrop Technique MassageRaindrop Technique is a procedure for applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the feet, back and spine' It is a form of aromatherapy' Raindrop icorporates certain Native American concepts, including a special form of massage called "feather stroking" which is... » read more... Natural Medicine CoursesNatural medicine courses are offered in abundance! You can find these courses through colleges, evening classes, seminars, intensive work shops or you can complete a course on-line'Due to the increasing number of people living with chronic illnesses natural medicine is becoming more and more... » read more... MassageTherapy - Basic Strokes and BenefitsMassage therapy has been around for thousands of years and used by the Chinese, Japanese, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans; many cultures throughout history have practised some form of body manipulation to ease and prevent or cure illnesses' There are a number of recognised benefits that... » read more... Overview of different types of massage therapiesDue to expanded knowledge of the body and its physical needs several different massage therapies have been developed and all offer a different focus and service to the body' It is imperative to have a brief knowledge of the different massages available when choosing a massage to ensure that... » read more... What is Abhyanga Massage Therapy?Abhyanga or sometimes referred to as Snehana, means Oleation which is oiling up' This is a full body massage which is usually done on a daily basis' A variety of Ayurvedic warm oils are used to drain the toxins in the body towards the gastro... » read more...
I have suffered for many years with very itchy skin particularly on the hands and feet, the condition becomes more intense when we have damp wet weather, the skin becomes inflamed and any cream thatIuse to try and soothe itjust seems to irritate it further' I have taken many courses of steroids prescribed by the GP's over the years to... » read more... How does one continue living after their spouse has passed away, having had so many good years of devoted love to each other? How can the emptyness be filled? The time passes so slowly and the desire to live can be lost' What is the best way to get back to happy living?Frank » read more...