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Sports Massage

Renaissance College Sports Massage

Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from professionals to your average weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport; focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive workouts and movements.

A sports massage from Renaissance College-Massage Program can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training and also the actual event.…

Swedish Massage

Renaissance College Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage is one of the best-known type of bodywork performed today. One of the primary goals of a Swedish massage technique is to relax the body and mind. This is accomplished when the professional massage therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various massage strokes. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension, and gradually breaking up muscle knots. Swedish massages not only promote relaxation, but increase the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation, and also flexibility.…

The Benefits of a Massage

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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.…

Students at Renaissance College-Massage Program

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Students at Renaissance College-Massage Program learn how to provide immense care through specialized touch to create relaxation, comfort, and healing in their clients. They practice a variety of massage techniques in order to offer maximum healing. Some of these techniques include sports-related massages, trigger point, and deep massages.

As a certified massage therapist, you can find careers in health care, sports medicine, fitness, and stress management. It is extremely rewarding in providing patients with immediate relief from pain associated with stress, injury, and illness as well as promoting general wellness.…

Important Article for Students and Graduates

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Dear Students and Graduates
This article was so good we wanted to make sure you had an opportunity to read about what is happening and the bright future of your career.  Please enjoy!

The Future Massage Therapist

by Jennifer Whalen

Massage therapy students and new practitioners are entering a new industry landscape. Nowadays, the public is more informed about the benefits of massage and massage therapists are expected to stay up to date with the latest news and research within the field.

Chair Massages

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Have you ever sat in your chair at work and wished there was someone there to just give you a massage…well stop wishing, Renaissance College Massage Program can do that! Chair massages are a great idea for bachelorette parties, pampering parties, teacher appreciation parties, a treat to employees, or other events you would like to include a massage at. Contact us today to schedule a chair massage event! cranial head shot

Meditation Benefits Children

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September 1, 2013   Blog Post.  I was so excited to read about the benefits of meditation with children being an avid fan of medication and having used meditation in my own classroom as a time to center into the days’ work, to prepare toest anxiety and I saw first hand the calming benefits when a child just sat quietly for a few minutes breathing to calm down.  I didn’t want you to have to wait until next week to get this post so you get the bonus of two in one week. …

September Blogs to feature articles about children

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Blog Post 9/1/2013   With School back in session after this weekend, we will be focusing our blogs on Children.  This article comes straight from ABMP and is used with permission.  Please enjoy!

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Bullying, aggression diminish with student-to-student interaction
By Rebecca Jones
Originally published in Body Sense magazine, Autumn 2011. Copyright 2011. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

In the quiet of a school-day afternoon, Johnny gives his classmate a “bear walk,” with a “cat grip” thrown in for good measure.

Got A Headache? Try Trigger Point Massage

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Blog Post Aug 27, 2013
Got a headache?  Try Trigger Point Massage
A Trigger Point is a hypersensitive spot in a muscle that when stimulated, produces pain that is referred in a predictable pattern usually away from the Trigger Point.
Trigger Point is often used when a client has been in an accident –automobile, fall, stress strain from lifting and many others.  Trigger Point is used to treat other kinds of headaches as well-migraines, cluster.…

Self Care for Massage Therapists

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Blog Post August 20, 2013
Self-care for You!

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Listed below are some ideas for avoiding burnout.  Remember that it takes less time and money to avoid burnout than it does to recover from it.

•    Walk your talk; receive the work that you promote to others.  Do this on a regular basis.  One rule of thumb is to never leave a bodywork session without knowing when your next one will be.…