massage therapy facts

Massage Therapy Facts

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According to Encyclopedia.com, here are the massage therapy facts!

Definition: Massage therapy facts: The scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body.

 

Benefits: Generally, massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing.…

Massage Therapy After Exercise

The Benefits of Massage Therapy After Exercise

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Are there any benefits of massage therapy after exercise?

Are there really any benefits of massage therapy after exercise? Many of us have experienced the after effects of a good workout, and some of these effects are not so pleasant. These include the aches and pains we can get from pushing ourselves to achieve results, unfortunately the side effects of exercise can last for days!

Vigorous exercise will cause minuscule tears in your muscle fibers, this can lead to an immune reaction and inflammation as the body starts to repair the injured cells.…

New Year's Resolution

Making Massage a New Year’s Resolution

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We all know the drill. For some, it’s become a tradition. Before the ball is finished descending in Times Square and the confetti has yet to hit the floor, most of us already have made a New Year’s resolution or two and possibly broken them.

But, let’s give ourselves the benefit of the doubt. Every December, as we indulge in various holiday treats, we promise ourselves that once the New Year’s resolution gets here, we will take better care of our bodies, minds and spirits.

Massage During Winter

Benefits of Massage During Winter

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Massage during winter has many wonderful benefits to all who partake.

With Thanksgiving over, now is the time to think about winter activities, topping your list should be a massage! Getting a massage during winter has many benefits, let’s take a look at them now.

Immune Boosting

Massage therapy increases lymph flow which is packed with white blood cells or “killer cells”. These “killer cells” fight off infections and bacteria, boosting your immune system during this time of year where many of us get sick.

thanksgiving

Get The Thanksgiving Massage You Deserve

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Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching. It also signals one thing – the start of the holiday season.

Thanksgiving is almost here, and we all know what that means. The stress of several upcoming events would surely crop up. From the first week November leading to Christmas Day, there will be a lot of office parties, reunions, meet-ups with old friends, etc. Even if you’re not tasked to host those holiday parties, the stress of attending those occasions will surely be felt. 

de-stress

Top 4 Massage Techniques to De-Stress

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How do you de-stress? With massage therapy of course!

There are many reasons people might seek out massage therapy, but stress relief tends to be the most popular. In general, stress is anything that poses a challenge or a threat to our well-being. Associated with both minor and major health ailments, relieving stress is an important component of maintaining emotional and physical well-being. Plenty of research has found that massage therapy is an ideal de-stress tool; but some massage techniques are better at achieving this goal than others.

Hidden Benefits

5 Hidden Benefits of a Good Massage

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So, think you know the benefits of massage? Here are 5 hidden benefits you might not!

Aside from the fact that a good massage makes you feel better, what are some of the other hidden benefits to this practice? As a longtime advocate for massage, I decided to delve into its not-as-well-known aspects to see what else it offers beside a well-spent hour on the table. What I discovered are the following five hidden benefits of a good massage.

10 Qualities of a Great Massage Therapist

10 Qualities of a Great Massage Therapist

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10 Qualities of a Great Massage Therapist

A great massage therapist can command a long list of loyal clientele. To be the most successful in this business, one must have a certain set of at least these 10 qualities that makes people want to come back. Some of those top qualities include:

  • Ablity to Self-Promote: A great massage therapist will be most successful if they can promote their work to attract new clients.
why massage therapy

Why Massage Therapy? An attempt to explain

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Why massage therapy? An attempt to explain the magic of touch therapy, and why I decided to become a Registered Massage Therapist.

People want to know why massage therapy as a profession. This is usually the first question a new client asks me.

There is something about massage therapy. It’s got a certain luxurious caché. It’s a popular profession, yet there aren’t many of us. When people find out what I do for a living, they raise their eyebrow, smile, maybe laugh and point hopefully at their shoulders.

massage school

Reality Check: Should You Really Attend Massage School?

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Massage School: Choosing massage therapy for a career is a momentous decision.

In the nearly 15 years I’ve been practicing, I’ve rarely met any successful therapist who doesn’t look back on attending massage school as a life-changing experience. The key word there is successful.

If you want to be a successful massage therapist, it’s a lot easier if you are a successful student first.

Massage is more than just rubbing people.