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What is Holistic Massage Therapy?

One of the first questions I get asked about holistic massage is "What does holistic mean?" Holistic means 'whole' (it has Greek roots for those interested in the Etymology!).

What is Therapeutic Massage?

Massage is the one of the simplest therapies known today. With our increasingly stressful lives massage is becoming a very popular treatment to induce relaxation and reduce stress.

The Goal of Massage Therapy

Many people think that the goal of massage therapy is just to perform a series of mechanical movements using their hands in a particular routine.

Is it time to Heal yourself?

So you have decided to give Complementary Medicine a try. Maybe you have walked into a brick wall with Conventional Medicine or, your experience of it left you feeling burned.

Massage Therapists: Marketing and Building Your Practice

When you graduate from massage school and pass your certification exams, you are finally ready to join other massage therapists out in the world of spas, chiropractors' offices, cruise ships, or in your very own practice.

Influenced by Influenza

During the holiday season congestion is at it's peak, more so than any other time of the year. The malls become filled with masses of people, street traffic and airports, postal service, so much is going on during the holiday months that we can't help but become influenced by influenza.

Benefits of Massage Recliners vs. A Massage Therapist

After a long hard day at the office wouldn't it be nice to get a massage. Unfortunately you have to first find a certified or licensed massage therapist.

Massage Bill of Rights

Massage is both an art and a science. Let me begin with some general terms and facts to give you more of an idea about massage therapists that are certified and licensed.

Sports Massage - Post-Event

The purpose of a massage after a major event is simply to aid the athlete to recover from the activity.  This is achieved by reducing post-exercise soreness, re-establishing full range of motion and enhancing blood flow to tight muscles.

The Raindrop Technique Massage

Raindrop 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 simular to a massage technique called "effeurage".

Guide To Massage

The known benefits of a professional massage go a lot more than skin deep. Did you know that massage therapy is medically proven to reduce the levels of stress and release the body's natural "FEEL GOOD" hormones called endorphins.

How To Organise Your Day Off At A Day Spa In Perth

Every week, we work hard to finish our tasks in the office. We are so serious in getting things done most of the time that we suffer splitting migraines, painful backaches, and irritating stiff necks from all the work-related stress we have.

A Conscious Therapeutic Experience

      You are like an onion composed of layer upon layer of thoughts. If you are diagnosed with one type of illness, or an accumulation of distorted thoughts, chances are there is another illness lingering right underneath it.

Hidden Doors of Thought

Medicine is the physical manifestation of what the physical body is lacking in thought. Regardless of your illness whether it be a mild headache or a form of a more serious disease, when you are ill your body is reacting to your thought process.

Thai Yoga Bodywork

Lotus Palm: The Mindfulness of Touch One of the ancient healing arts of traditional Thai medicine (along with herbal medicine and spiritual meditation), Thai massage is a full-body massage, performed on a floor mat, with both parties in loose, comfortable clothes.

Feeling Your Transitions

       Transition is not an easy thing to do, and yet we find ourselves doing it over and over again through out the course of a lifetime.

Promoting A Healthy Body by Detoxing and Cell Cleansing

FEBRUARY 12, 2008- Ionic Foot (Spa) Detoxify Leaves Unwanted Toxins Behind We are pleased to introduce our Top of the Line New Ionic Foot Detoxify.

You are the Source of Awareness

     What the world needs now, is massage, sweet massage. No not just for some, but for everyone....... Why?      Because your body is awareness.

Massage for Marathon Runners

Frozen shoulder, also known as “adhesive capsulitis”, is a restrictive condition that can be painful and frequently affects abduction and external rotation of the shoulder joint.

Healing through the Heart

           Gallstones. I have heard about them through different sources but I never really had an opportunity to actually work with someone who was experiencing the horrific after effects of having her gallstones removed through surgery.

On Site Chair Massage Cures Recession

          These are tough economic times, no doubt. In the world of business one must ask themselves, what can I do to sustain my business in such tough stressful times? Certainly the answer to that question isn't solely found in spending more money, nor is it found only in eye catching slogans or more rules and cut backs.

Massage Therapy not only sounds good, it feels good.

After a rough day at work it's so nice to come home and receive a back rub from a loved one. A gentle touch helps activate and stimulate the systems of the body leaving you feeling a little more renewed and relaxed.

Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy is a journey like none else. Your body changes, you feel different and you look different. Some times you can feel the bones of your skeleton shift leaving you feeling unstable and up rooted.

Treating Tight Hamstrings

AnatomyHamstrings are a fantastic group of muscles that all originate on the ischium and posterior femur, cross both the hip and knee joints and insert into the tibia and fibula.

Postural Assessment for Beginners

If you have spent any time at all in the massage world you will probably have heard of postural assessment. Like many of us, you have probably got more than your fare share of clients suffering from upper back and neck pain, perhaps resulting from the fact that they spend long hours slumped at a desk in front of a computer monitor with terrible posture.

Using Stretching Techniques

When I was training as a physiotherapist I asked a supervisor what she thought was the most important advice she could give me. "Always remember," she said, "that what you do in the 40 minutes that you spend with a patient is of little significance.

Snowboarding and Sports Massage

Snowboarding is often associated with the young and reckless, but as its’ popularity rises it is being taken up by a more diverse group of active people.

Tantric Massage

Pink Tantric massage is a process that includes knowledge, expression, and integration between one's mind and body. The spiritual connection with one's sexuality takes you to the next level of consciousness.

Massage Therapists Guide to Marathon Runners

With the season changing, the days getting longer, more people are running and many will be training for the London Marathon in April. Some will have sensibly started the required training regime during the dark winter months, building up their stamina gradually and systematically.

Healthy Living without the Dis-ease

When we come across a person who shows such anger on their faces, or speaks angrily in public, one can only wonder what lesson in their life do they not want to learn.

Natural Medicine Courses

Natural 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.

The Art of Detoxing Safely

Whether during winter or summer many go through the days of ‘fasting' and drinking liquids only, but for some at the end of the day this becomes a ‘headache' through lack of fluid intake or low sugar levels.

Indian Head Massage - Don't understimate it!

Indian Head Massage is becoming an increasingly popular therapy which has to be experienced in order to be appreciated!  When I was first introduced to this technique, I totally underestimated its power and value.

What is Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy?

Sport & Remedial Massage HistoryThe earliest recording of massage dates back to the Chinese in 3000 BC. Today massage has evolved into over 400 recognised styles, ranging from Shiatsu, Thai, Swedish, Aromatherapy, Holistic, Hot Stone Therapy, Sport & Remedial Massage.

Using Essential Oils in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils to restore balance to mind, body and spirit. Essential oils are natural essences extracted from a wide variety of plants.

Using your body effectively in massage

Most massage traditions don’t just use their hands for massage. The forearm is used in Hawaiian massage and many parts of Eastern Europe.

Freeing The Shoulders, A Common Area of Tension

The shoulder area is where people most often experience tension and want a massage. Why? Well there’s usually three factors at work - the structure and functioning of the shoulder muscles, lack of arm activities, and stress.

Dynamic Bodyuse for Massage Practitioners

How to apply pressure without straining your body or damaging your hands is one of the greatest challenges involved in massage.A significant cause of early retirement from the massage profession is the cumulative strains on the body developed in the course of performing massage.

The Beginner's Guide: How to Become a Massage Therapist in Georgia

Massage therapy is much more than just alleviating back, neck, or limb stress - it's also a highly developed tool used in a range of industries, including healthcare, on cruise ships, and in spas.

The Health Power Of Massage

The Power of a good massage !Its one of the oldest but most effective natural treatments for well-being and good health . The treatment is massage and its a great way for you to help relive stress and anxiety levels and give an all over well-being body rush.

I'm a Massage Therapist and I Get to Work With Babies

I work in a baby spa.  Some people find it strange that the babies needed massaging.  Recent studies have showed that giving a massage to babies could help them enhance their physical, emotional, mental and social development.

What you should expect from your holistic therapist

The Holistic Therapist and what makes a good oneA Holistic Therapist  should above all else be a fully qualified practitioner; there are many qualifications and paths to becoming qualified available to someone perusing a career in holistic therapy.

Choosing a Massage School: a How-to Guide

Choosing the right massage school is an important consideration on your path to becoming a massage therapist. Throughout your massage therapy program, you will be taught a variety of massage therapy techniques, ranging from Swedish, deep tissue, orthopedic, cross fiber, and neuromuscular.

Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage is one of the most pampering and beneficial activities a pregnant mother can do.As well as being deeply relaxing for the mother and helping aches and pains associated with being pregnant, massage can also be helpful for the unborn baby.

Common Mistakes Massage Therapists Make

For massage therapists, from experts to novices, it is sometimes easy to forget some very basic procedures and massage techniques for keeping yourself healthy, your business profitable, and your clients happy.

Addressing Your Massage Clients' Needs

Aside from effective massage techniques, one of the most important aspects to giving a good massage is to understand and address your massage client's needs.

Ways for Massage Therapists to Keep Their Practice Fresh and Massage Clients Happy

Whether you have your own massage practice or are working as an employee in a spa or other professional setting, it is important to make a good first impression and then continue that reliable service each and every time you massage your clients.

Tips for Massage Therapists to Provide Massage Therapy to Special Needs Clients

Massage therapists often work with clients who have physical and mental disabilities, and they should be prepared to identify potential contraindications in order to best provide massage therapy to this population.

MassageTherapy – Basic Strokes and Benefits

Massage 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.

Tips for Massage Therapists on Avoiding Massage Burnout and Career Fatigue

It is an exciting journey for massage therapists to go to and graduate from school, pass licensing exams, and start working. But for some massage therapists, work can become overwhelming over time and they may experience massage "burnout".

DIY Indian Head Massage

Indian head massages can be wonderfully relaxing and help increase optimal health on multiple levels. There are many qualified and talented massage therapists who specialize in Indian head massage but there are simple techniques you can do yourself and be successful in seeing results.

How is Spiral release bodywork different?

Spiral Release Bodywork a type of message therapy that can heal and massage a persons body on multiple levels but what makes it different? Spiral release bodywork (SRB) goes deeper, physically deeper than most common forms of massage therapy.

Why It's Important for Massage Therapists to Choose a Specialty

When massage therapists finish school and begin working, they might not immediately think of developing their skills for a niche market - after all, massage school is just the beginning, and you learn some of your most invaluable skills on the job! While most massage therapists focus on perfecting their Swedish and deep-tissue skills before moving on to advanced modalities, it is always a good idea to continue to think about how you want to develop your massage career.

An Overview of Bowen Technique

The Bowen technique is an approach to healing that will bring improved health and transform your body's situation. The Bowen technique was developed in Australia by a man named Tom Bowen.

Preparing for a Massage Interview - What Every Massage Therapist Should Know and Ask

Before you can start working as a massage therapist, you have to perform a massage interview to get the job, and interviewing for a massage position is quite different than most other interview processes.

Overview of different types of massage therapies

Due 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.

The Importance of Networking for Massage Therapists

Networking is important in any professional field, and massage therapists should be prepared to begin 'massage networking' almost immediately after graduating from massage school in order to get leads for jobs, professional advancement, and new clients.

What Is Thai Massage?

Thai massage is recognized by various names. It is also referred to as Thai yoga massage or just yoga massage. In Thai massage, the therapist makes use of hands, knees, legs and feet and various yoga postures are produced.

Using chair massage to overcome massage reluctance

However, in spite of the work I do to "professionalize" massage, I am very involved in branch of this profession that my massage therapy colleagues hold in low regard.

Myoskeletal Techniques for Joint Dysfunction

Deep, intrinsic muscles and the bony foundation of the body are inseparable: What affects one always affects the other. Until the therapist develops a basic understanding of how deep tissue techniques affect mobility/stability in the bony framework, random deep tissue work is contraindicated.

Living with Canine Cushings

Living with Canine Cushing’s Disease: An Integrated Approach By Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis   “My boy Titan seems to be getting old right before my eyes.

Massage home study to build your practice

Massage practitioners around the planet are very passionate about developing their practices. These massage therapists do their best to educate consumers regarding the benefits of massage.

Sports Massage and Athletics

Sports Massage and Athletics There is always something exciting going on during an athletic competition, it is a bit like being at a three ring circus and having to keep your eye on many performances at once.

Massage Home Study for Conception

by Erik Dalton Ph.D. as published in Massage & Bodywork Magazine Regrettably, mechanical pressure on the central nervous system by distorted cranial bones and spinal structures can meddle with the normal transmission of this vital intelligence.

Bodyworker Techniques for Minutes, Myofascia, and Maintenance

Let’s Talk Minutes With most sessions lasting from 45 minutes to 90 minutes, massage and bodywork practitioners are allotted sufficient hands-on time to develop a keen awareness of the clients ability to function in physical, emotional and spiritual planes.

Sports Massage, Aquatics and the Olympics

Sports Massage, Aquatics and the Olympics by Susan Findlay Olympic Fact:  A total of 1,350 athletes will compete to win 46 gold medals across the four Aquatic disciplines at the 2012 Games.

Myoskeletal Practices for SI Joint and Lower Back

Piriformis syndrome should not be treated as an isolated incident, even if tests such as the Pace, Freiberg, and Beatty are positive. A stable pelvis, derived through proper upper and lower quadrant balance, is vital for long-term correction of sciatic nerve conditions.

Manual Therapy and Gait Analysis

Both disciplines generally agree that cross-patterned gait (opposite arm and leg moving at the same time) is a normal function of walking and running.

Massage Therapy for Bikers

It is amazing the money and time many elite and “weekend-warrior” cyclists devote to retrofitting racing bikes to conform to their bodies rather than first restoring function to the most critical piece of racing equipment: the body of the rider.

High Heel Postural Problems

Last week while flipping TV channels, I happened to catch some interesting gossip from a cheesy entertainment show reporting that Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga, was being treated for low-back pain at a local physical therapy clinic.

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Postural Assessment Skills

An Essential Tool for Sports Massage PractitionersAs sport massage practitioners sometimes the solutions to our clients’ problems are simple, we do our magic, and the file is closed.

Healing Pain With Trigger Point Therapy

The Basics of Trigger Points Trigger Points exist throughout our muscles, but unless activated, they do not cause any problems. When a muscle is traumatized from an injury or physical or emotional stress, the Trigger Points become 'hot' or active.

Rolfing

Living Sustainably Begins in Your Own Mind and in Your Own Body !"We live what we know: If we believe the universe to be mechanical, we will tend to live mechanically.

What Is Tantric Massage

Introduction Much like Thai massage, Tantric massage is often misunderstood as some form of sex service. The reasons for this are that a) the term gets hijacked and b) sexuality is still a controversial topic even in the complementary medicine world.

Shiatsu Therapy Releases Trauma in Body and Mind

Shiatsu is from the Japanese word shi meaning finger and atsu meaning pressure. It is characterized by the systematic application of pressure with the fingers, thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees and feet on specific points (tsubos), and areas (meridians) on the body.

Rolfing; Everyone’s giving it a try.

Rolfing is nothing new but it is increasing in its popularity these days. Back in the 60's and 70's Rolfing was quite a common practice.

Wonders of Reflexology

Reflexology is probably a word you are familiar but could you explain what it is to a stranger? Today's article will put in a nutshell what reflexology is in its simplicity.

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.

What is AcroSage Massage Therapy

This type of massage therapy, which is a combination of massage, yoga and acrobatics was created and developed by Benjamin Marantz , who was a professional acrobat and circus performer.

Massage Training Course

In response to the increasing number of requests we receive each year from Five Star Hotels / Spas / Health Clubs who wish to recruit authentic Spa Technicians, we at DKA have created an Spa Massage Training Program meant to teach the various massage therapies.

News Articles

Office Chair Massage Keeps Costs Low, Spirits High

With the economy struggling, and public outrage at a peak over lavish corporate expenditures, some companies are still treating their employees well.

Massage eases anxiety, but no better than simple relaxation does

A new randomized trial shows that on average, three months after receiving a series of 10 massage sessions, patients had half the symptoms of anxiety.

Hand and feet massages provide consolation for bereaved relatives

Receiving soothing massages for eight weeks after the death of a loved one can provide much-needed consolation during an intense, stressful period of grieving, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Georgia Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements

The perks of continuing education are multifold; not only do they encourage licensed professionals to be more mindful of changes and happenings within their industry, they also ensure that these professionals remain up-to-date on key knowledge and facts.

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