LEARN THE SKILLS OF A PROFESSIONAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE THERAPIST
Massage is defined as the manipulation of soft tissue. Therapeutic massage is probably the oldest and simplest of medical treatments.
It can be used to assist in the treatment of most musculoskeletal and associated problems and contributes towards improved circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning.
Massage can be stimulating, as brisk movements invigorate, whereas similar movements performed slowly is soothing
and can induce sleep.
1. Sports / Remedial Massage
In sports massage, massage techniques target specific muscle groups that are used in sports activity and are designed to benefit muscles by warming and softening tissue, realigning muscle fibres, helping to heal scar tissue, and flushing metabolic waste (toxins) from the muscles.
2. Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are small areas of hyperirritability within any of more than 400 muscles. A trigger point is an area of a muscle that is aggravated by stress of any sort affecting the body (or mind) of the individual. After a trigger point has been identified, the massage therapist uses a pressure technique, muscle energy or a direct manipulation and stretch method to eliminate the point.
five main schools of massage therapy
5. Classical Massage
Classical massage therapy techniques include long, gliding strokes and rhythmical kneading. Massage sessions produce relaxation and increase circulation, which assists the body flush out toxins and supply fresh nutrients and oxygen to the tissues. It can also be used for stimulation, rehabilitation, and recovery from strains and trauma.
3. Deep Connective Tissue
Connective tissue massage is the mechanical softening of tissues through pressure, pulling, movement, and stretch, which allows them to rehydrate and become more pliable.
4. Swedish Massage
Tapotement or percussion are powerful techniques used to stimulate nerves and muscles, which increases tone and circulation, and can be used to soften fatty tissue. It is also used in loosening mucus in the lungs, and stimulates deep organs in the abdomen to better functioning.
Did you know that
Bones go where Muscles put them?
Yes, its true!
And now you can learn these powerful
Therapeutic Massage Therapy
healing skills in the comfort of your home.
(And no, it’s not the same as the massage you receive at the beauty salon …)
frequently asked questions
It is now widespread throughout the world; you can find parlours and professional home massage therapists in millions of places. The biggest reason boils down to the huge benefits it has on our health and wellbeing, and the feeling of euphoria it gives during and after.
Some of the most well-known benefits including:
• Reduces pain in the area being focused on
• Help improve movement in people with lower back pain
• Improves the immune system
• Lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety
• Improve muscle tone
• Create a feeling of well-being Along with these more obvious benefits,
Massage therapy can also help the body in many other ways:
• Detoxify the body
• Improve intelligence
• Assist the healing of psychiatric problems
• Help with overcoming addictions
• Improve eczema in children
• To help facilitate growth and that’s only the tip of the iceberg!