Monday, December 28, 2015

Creative Ways to Do Business with Massage Oils

During your training to become a massage therapist, you'll learn a lot about the proper use and benefits of massage oils and creams. Savvy masseurs, however, expand their use of these tools to create unique experiences that keep their clients coming back for more.

Massage and Its Role for Kids with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD as it is more commonly referred to, is a disease that affects almost five million students in the American school system. One of the alternative treatment methods that is frequently used to treat those kids who have the disease is massage therapy. Their inability to focus and their hyperactivity puts them at greater risk to fail academically. Thankfully, massage therapy is able to help them receive relief.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Massaging Your Way Into Sports Medicine

If you want to get into sports massage upon completing your massage therapy training, there are several things you can do to help yourself reach your goal. Although it's helpful to enter your training program knowing that this is your goal, it's never too late in your career to shift your focus to sports medicine, and these tips can help you get your foot in the door.

Massage Therapy: The Importance of Structural Bodywork

Structural integration improves the human body’s structure to gravity. Fascia tissue is a major focus as this tissue wraps around the muscles, bones, joints and organs in your body, holding them in place and providing structure. The fascia also communicates neural signals, transmits force and provides stability across muscle groups. Structural integration theories suggest that muscles and connective tissues work together to connect tissue pathways, and that injuries and restrictions in one section will have an effect along the pathway. Therapists can equalize postural imbalances.