The New Face of Today’s Geriatric Massage Clients

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Baby boomers the giant generation are turning 65+ at the rate of 10,000 per day.  The growing senior  population can provide a steady, specialized client base for massage therapists whether you are just beginning your career or if you are interested in learning a new specialty for your successful practice.
Gone are the days of “the elderly”; we can no longer use that term to apply to everyone older than 65. …

How Does Craniosacral Therapy work?

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Note from the author: I found this article on Cranial Sacral Therapy and how it works. It is written by the author of the book: From My Hands and Heart: Achieving Health and Balance with Craniosacral Therapy, Kate McKinnon. The article is excellent and I just ordered the book from Amazon for $11.00.
I hope you enjoy the article.

How craniosacral therapy works.

HAVE YOU NOTICED that people with the same diagnosis often have different symptoms, or respond differently to the same treatment?…

Stress Strain Syndrome and How it Affects the Body

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11 Categories of Stress
Stress can be placed in 11 categories — these categories should not be placed in any special order. Their effect on the individual is dependent upon factors such as age, gender and innate energy of that individual.

The Categories Are:

  • Infections
  • Surgery
  • Injury
  • Immunological reactions to drugs
  • Inoculations
  • Allergies
  • Overexertion
  • Strong emotions – death, divorce, loss of a job, etc.
  • Malnutrition — poor diet &/or poor digestion
  • Pregnancy
  • Exposure to extremes – hot or cold
  • Gravity

When stress goes beyond the elastic limits of the body it causes many problems.…

New Classes in Community Education for the General Public

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Renaissance Massage College is now offering classes to the general public . We want to connect with you and share information about the benefits of massage and to provide the Davis County community with classes in Self Care and how to support your family in leading a healthy lifestyle. We will be offering classes in a wide variety of topics so please check our calendar and blog regularly. Contact the school or the Instructor to learn the upcoming dates of various classes.…

April is National Cranio-Sacral Month

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April has been designated as National Cranial Sacral Awareness Month encouraging the public to learn more about the benefits of Cranial Sacral Massage Therapy.

Benefits of Cranio Sacral Massage Cranio Sacral Therapy releases restrictions and abnormal cranial bone motion around the brain, skull and face bones and spinal cord. This gentle method of detection and correction encourages your own natural healing mechanisms of your body to self-correct and free itself of pain, improve whole-body health and improve performance.…

Meeting Your Needs: Choose the “right” Massage School

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Massage therapy is different from many other professions and vocations.  This is a field where you must build a relationship of trust with your clients, be knowledgeable in a wide variety of modalities and have a strong understanding of anatomy and physiology.  The day of the “fluff and buff” one hour Swedish massage are a thing of the past.  Due to the Internet clients are now more  familiar with their own health situations, are knowledgeable about the many choices available to them and have taken the reins of the who, what and why of their own health.…

Massage Therapists-Why Specialize?

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Massage Therapists–Why Specialize?
Blog Post, February 1, 2013

Massage Therapists who specialize in more treatment modalities (kinds of massage) in addition to the traditional Swedish Massage open many doors to increasing their skills, raising income levels and being able to combine various modalities to benefit their clients.

Massage specialists are trained to administer specialized techniques which are designed to enhance the “physical well being” of their clients.  “Physical well being” includes reduced stress and chronic tension. …

Ten Basic Essential Oils

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Ten Basic Essential Oils
Blog Post by Dennis Greenwood, LMT

We need to start with some basic essential oils on our journey to a more natural and healthy lifestyle. There are some oils you really cannot be without! They are the foundation of many aromatherapy experiences.

We are looking for therapeutic value and the ability to deal with a wide range of purposes, and of course………….great aromas! We also want them to be reasonably easy to obtain and understand.…

Medical Massage

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Sports Physiotherapist Treating Male ClientMedical Massage: What is it and how do you advance your career by working with the medical profession?

Physicians are now making changes in the treatment of their patients with the use of Medical Massage Therapy.  Keep reading to learn how you can expand your practice to include this new opportunity to work directly with physicians and in medical settings.
What is Medical Massage?   Medical Massage started gaining popularity  around 1997 when  the term was used to distinguish between “massage for relaxation” and massage designed to bring about a specific outcome for a specific symptom. …

Massage Therapy – One of Top 50 Careers

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(U.S. News & World Report)

Now!  The perfect time to begin your massage therapy career according to a recent study done US News is now.  Massage Therapy is rapidly becoming a career of choice recognized by the

public as a tool for maintaining health and well-being.  US News considered many factors in choosing the top 50 careers—job growth projections from the labor department, job satisfaction, above-average employment growth and careers that do not require extensive graduate level schooling.…