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Fun Facts About Massage Therapy

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Massage therapy is regarded as one of the oldest, known to human, health care services. It was used in China, India, Japan and we can even see it on the walls of Egyptian tombs. Nowadays, it is one of the most present medical services providing relief to people all over the globe. Today, there are above 80 different types of massage treatments with emphasis on different body parts and type of treatment.

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The Power of Touch for Pain Relief: Facts

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Massage is well known for reducing stress and promoting relaxation. And, a growing body of research also shows that massage therapy is effective for chronic and acute pain relief and management.

According to the National Institute for Health, more than one-third of all Americans will suffer from chronic pain at some point in their lives, and approximately 14 percent of all employees take time off from work due to pain. Increasingly, massage therapists are being incorporated into pain management programs of hospitals and health care organizations.

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Research Shows Massage Therapy for Pain Management

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What is the research for pain management?

Based on the evidence, massage therapy can provide significant improvement for pain, anxiety and health-related quality of life for those looking to manage their pain. This is the conclusion of a collaborative meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain conducted by the Samueli Institute and commissioned by the Massage Therapy Foundation, with support from the American Massage Therapy Association. The first part of the three-part review and analysis has been published online by the journal Pain Medicine.

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6 health benefits of massage therapy

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Sure, it can help you relax. But massage therapy can do much more than that. Here are six health benefits and reasons to book an appointment

It counteracts all that sitting you do

“Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress,” says Aaron Tanason, registered massage therapist, kinesiologist and owner at Paleolife Massage Therapy in Toronto. “More often than not [that stress] tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck.” Desk workers, beware.

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Making the Most of Your Massage

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How to Prolong the Benefits of Your Massage

A massage works in wonderful ways, easing stress and pain, calming the nervous system, increasing circulation, loosening tight muscles, stimulating internal organs, and enhancing skin. The multiplicity of physiological responses sends a simple, clear message to the mind: Massage feels good. Of course, you want to hold on to that just-had-a-massage feeling — total body relaxation, muscles relaxed and at ease, and fluid movement restored — for as long as possible.

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Benefits of Summertime Massage

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Imagine this: You lie down under crisp, fresh sheets and on a heated table, the hushed music you hear around you draws you into the moment. Aromatherapy fills the air and you hear the gentle sound of massage oil being warmed in your therapist’s hands. The pains of age, the throbbing from your overstressed muscles, the sheer need to be touched — all cry out for therapeutic hands to start their work.

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Should I Become a Massage Therapist?

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Interview with a Massage Therapist

Rick Smith, Massage Therapist

Founder of Parkland College’s Massage Therapy Program and Licensed Massage Therapist

How did you first get interested in massage therapy and what has kept you interested in the field for the past 10 years?

I first became interested in massage therapy as a chiropractic patient, following some lower back difficulty. At that time I found some heretofore relief from muscular pain and was hooked.

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Massage Therapy Courses in Bountiful, UT

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Are you looking for massage therapy courses in Bountiful, UT?

Massage therapy courses in Bountiful, Ut that offers the satisfaction of helping people and a work environment that is positive and exciting? With the education you will receive at Renaissance College-Massage Therapy, that career can be yours. Our students receive only the best education and direction that will help them succeed after graduation thanks to our excellent and professional massage therapy courses.…

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How Massage Therapy Can Benefit You

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Why should you invest your time in a massage? Not only are massages good for your muscles, but it also helps the rest of your body and your mind. Getting a massage relieves tensions, helps you relax, and helps boost your immune system by increasing white blood cell counts. A massage relaxes a person by raising the level of serotonin, which relieves anxiety and stress and also increases the level of endorphins.…

Foot Massage Therapy

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Foot reflexology is “pressure therapy” and involves applying focused pressure to certain known reflex points located in the foot to cure or prevent disease. Foot reflexology is based on the premise that our nerve zones or reflex points go from the bottom of our feet to the top of our head, encompassing all vital organs on the way. A well-trained reflexologist can put pressure on different meridians or energy lines on the sole and side of the feet to determine the cause of illness.…