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The History and Development of Massage

The history of massage started during the 3000 BC when the Chinese wrote Cong-Fu of the Tao-Tse, the oldest book written about massage which was later translated to French in the 1700s. In 2760 BC, Nei Ching or the Yellow Emperor's Esoteric Classic discussed therapeutic touch. The Egyptians ... protocol for fybromyalgia syndrome was defined by the American College of Rheumatology and the Touch Research Institute, which studies the effects of touch therapy was established.

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Massage Therapy Benefits

Massage therapy has been used for centuries. In fact, there are so many of them around with the purpose of encouraging healing by promoting blood flow, relieving tension, stimulating nerves as well as stretching and loosening muscles and connective tissue to keep them elastic. Read on further to find out what are the other massage ... If you haven't found a favorite yet, you can try one style this week and then another next week to how different they are from the other.

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Massage Therapy: More than Just Relaxation

Left and right massage therapy clinics are setting up shop in the Metro. Perhaps more and more people are getting into the healthy living trend that has taken over Hollywood. More than just being a stress and pain reliever, massage therapy has a lot more benefits to offer that actually contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Though ... in their condition. This proves that massage therapy is not a waste of time rather it is an individual's key to having a sound mind and body.

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Things you should know before carving a career in Massage therapy

Massage therapy clinics have become the haven where people stay during weekends to get that much-needed relaxation. And with much publicity from celebrities in Hollywood, it has become part of the American lifestyle. With the onslaught of massage therapy clinics in the country, more and more people are ... them, you can go to massage therapy associations and organizations in the state. Their websites will surely have the current regulations prevailing in the area.

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A Choice between Swedish and Ayurvedic Massage Methods

Various influences in massage therapy have cropped up leading to the creation of several methods that differ in techniques but offer the same health benefits. The Swedish and Ayurvedic massage both have different origins and use contrasting styles but contribute a lot to achieve a healthy and relaxed body. With all the kinds ... two which best suits his/her style of relaxation. But with both massages having unique techniques, the choosing part can be a little tricky though.

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Ten of the Best Types of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has been around for hundreds of years. If you need to relief from muscle pain or stress, you can choose from one of the ten best types of massage therapy around. 1. First is Swedish massage therapy. This happens to be the most common type to find in the US because it is very gentle and ... therapy aside from the top ten most popular ones mentioned. Given that these are the only ones available in spas, perhaps you should just stick with the best sellers.

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The benefits of massage therapy

It may only have exploded in recent years but the practice of massage therapy dates back to the time of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. And that is about 4000 years ago. In a clear reference to massaging, Hippocrates wrote in one of his medical notes that physicians must know the practice of rubbing.' Now, ... better on the task at hand. After a massage, you will basically have a clean slate in your mind that is equivalent to the restful therapy that sleep gives.

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Licensure in Massage therapy

Massage therapy as a profession has come a long way. From the first few years where anyone good with their hands can do the kneading and the massaging to now where only the licensed can perform massages. With state laws regulating massage therapy clinics, people can now breathe a sigh of relief. No more problems with ... of scholarships and free training. Morning and Night classes have also been started to cater to those who have job shifts and have no time to go and study.

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Would you want to get into massage therapy?

Becoming a massage therapist is a big decision to make. Because the industry is already being regulated, a career in massage therapy is harder to get into. You need training and sometimes licensure in order to work in a particular clinic. This is especially true if you are aiming for those top of the line clinics ... for people who have problems with their muscles and their bones. Also, when dealing with medical clients, you also need to be more precise with your massages.

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Swedish Massage Therapy

What is Swedish massage therapy? It is a technique designed to help the muscles in the body relax by applying pressure and then rubbing it in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Unlike other methods of massage therapy, this was first developed in the 18th century. It is also called the classic ... better drink up. Some places offer water while others hand out warm tea. Whenever you are ready, it is time for you to get dressed and head on home.

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Shiatsu As A Type of Massage Therapy

Shiatsu is just one of the many types of massage therapy. In English, the word shiatsu means finger therapy and is considered to be a Japanese form of bodywork. Similar to acupuncture, this type of massage therapy is based on the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine because those who practice it ... highlight the diagnostic systems such as the Five Element System. Whichever is used, you can't deny the fact these are all based from traditional Chinese medicine.

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What Should You Know About Massage Therapy

What should you know about massage therapy? Well apart from it being able to help relieve sore muscles, a few others things like what are the different types, what are the risks, if there are any side effects and whether or not it should substitute conventional medicine. For starters, there are more than 10 types being used ... some research which isn't bad even if you just go for a session to relieve some stress or pain and not have to visit because of a medical condition.

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Qualities of a good massage therapy clinic

Nowadays, massage therapy is recognized by the medical society and is considered by the public because of its health and relaxation purposes. In modern times, a lot of new methods and techniques of massage have emerged and more people are now aware of the value of massage therapy. In fact, a lot of states are ... important quality of a good massage therapy clinic is of course the price. A reasonably priced service with a good service will definitely be a success hands down.

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How to Give a Soothing Massage

Massage relieves stress and tension as well as give the person renewed energy. If you want to do this, you have to know how to do it. 1. The first thing you have to do is create the right atmosphere or ambiance. This means finding a cozy, quiet and warm room. You can even use aromatherapy oil or light a scented ... come from your hands and not your eyes. If the person wants less or more pressure, be ready to respond so they get the best out of what you are giving them.

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How to choose a good massage therapy school

Perhaps because of its increasing popularity, states have taken notice of massage therapy clinics and created laws to regulate its practice in the country. Although this is largely advantageous to the millions of Americans who have been availing of their services in the country, it has frustrated a lot of massage therapists in the ... . This is especially true if the field that you want to get into is the more technical one that may require more difficult training and study.

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How to Become a Massage Therapist

If you love to work with your hands, perhaps you should be in a profession that does exactly that such as massage therapy. In fact, the US Department of Labor has shown in their latest report that there is demand for such professionals until the year 2012. If this sounds appealing to you, then you should know ... ball is already in your court. The right attitude will get you through school because with that you will be able to understand the techniques in helping a customer.

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There Is A Massage Therapy Known As Thai Massage

You have probably tried out massage therapy in the past. Aside from back massages and shiatsu, there is a massage therapy known as Thai massage. Thai massage was developed 2500 years ago by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha. It moved to Thailand soon after where the Ayurvedic techniques and principles gradually became influenced by traditional Chinese ... in, check with your doctor if it is safe for you to try then also make sure that the person doing it is qualified to do the job.

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Aromatherapy Is a Unique Form of Massage Therapy

Aromatherapy is a unique form of massage therapy because of the oils that are used during a session. The therapist may use one from more than 90 oils to provide psychological and physical benefits to the body. Most of the oils used for aromatherapy come from natural ingredients. Examples of these include herbs, milk powders, ... contact all the time to get relief. You can inhale it or bathe in it. It is truly, a holistic form of healthcare that is worth checking out.

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Reflexology Is Another Form of Massage Therapy

Reflexology is another form of massage therapy. Similar to shiatsu, it is a physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hands using specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect the human anatomy on both the feet and hands which in ... you want to relieve tension from the body. If you are interested in trying it, all you have to do is check if there is one within your neighborhood.

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What you need to know to get into massage therapy

If you think carving a career in massage therapy is as easy as knowing how to knead and press, you are wrong. Because of the increasing popularity of these clinics, the government has started to regulate the practice. Now, massage therapists need to get some kind of license in order to work. This of course is not true for ... . Clients love therapists who talk to them and those who listen to their problems. If you are a little bit anti-social, this is not the career for you.

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How to look for the best massage therapy clinics

It seems that everybody in America is having some massage therapy nowadays. Popularized by Hollywood celebrities who schedule a massage and a spa twice and even thrice a week, Americans have also started to get into the program. The result? A goodly number of massage therapy clinics that have opened shop in virtually every street ... if they have licenses to practice. This way, you can be sure that what you are getting into is completely safe for your body and your mind.

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How to land a job in a massage therapy clinic

Massage therapy clinics are setting up shop all over the metro. They are like mushrooms that have sprouted out of nowhere. But though one would not know where they come from, one certainly has an idea why. Massage therapy is one of the fastest growing industry in the country. This is perhaps because of the fact ... them so that they can contact you should a vacancy come up. Remember, most of these clinics will not advertise job openings. They would just rely on referrals.

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Things to consider before going to a massage therapy clinic

Massage therapy is one way for people in the metro to de-stress. And with the fast-paced environment, de-stressing is one of the must-dos of people in corporate America. This is the reason why in recent years, the number of massage therapy clinics in the metro tripled in number. The demand is growing like crazy as people ... , opt for the softer or milder ones. If you had sore muscles from your previous visit, then it is safe to say that you need something milder than that.

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How to set up a massage therapy clinic

Massage therapy has become a really big industry in the country. As proof of this, clinics have sprouted like mushrooms at every block and there are a lot of more coming. The booming industry is both a boon and a bane for people who want to set up their own massage therapy clinics. the good news is, ... massage therapy business is the ambiance. People go there to relax so you must also create a relaxing and comforting environment, somewhere where your clients can escape to.

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What to expect in a massage therapy job

With how stressful life is right now, people are looking at new ways to de-stress and just relax their minds and their bodies. Massage therapy is the answer to many people's need for de-stressing. This is the reason why it is one of the fastest growing industry. A career in massage therapy can be pretty lucrative. Clients, who ... is, you can't argue because as they say, the customer is always right. You fight with them, you lose your job. That's the way the game is played.

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