Benefits of a Myofascial Release Massage

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You may have guessed, but the other method is known as “indirect release”, where the massage therapist will gently massage the areas of myofascial discomfort, allowing your muscles to do the work and simply offering gentle encouragement. Loosen Up! One of the great things that a myofascial massage does is that it loosens up tightness … Read more

Swedish Massage vs. Deep Tissue Massage

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Swedish massage therapy was invented in 1868 by Dutch doctor Johann Mezger, who applied French massage techniques at the time and came up with five techniques that he found to be most effective on his patients at the Gymnastic Institution in Amsterdam. These are: effleurage (long, gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading of the muscles), friction (firm, … Read more

Benefits of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT)

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Neuromuscular massage therapy techniques are highly specialized and are designed to regularly treat ongoing neuromuscular disorders by paying attention to patients’ ‘trigger points’, or sources of pain. It is said to be more medical in nature than Swedish or myofascial massages. What does it treat? Neuromuscular Massage therapy sort of does what it says on … Read more

Why Do I Feel Dizzy After A Deep Massage?

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The propensity of deep-tissue massage to allow for faster healing is why this massage technique is most common among athletes, who require faster healing so that they can return to their sports in a shorter time frame after injury. What Should I Do Beforehand? One of the things you should know is that deep-tissue massages … Read more

Oncology Massage

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Patients will need a physician’s clearance for massage and would need to wait at least seven day after chemotherapy or radiation, though oncology massage is recommended in the day or two prior to treatment as it will help set the body up to receive the trauma of the treatment a little more easily and recover … Read more

What Are The Benefits Of Massage

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Massage Improves Posture Poor posture is often responsible for increasing back and neck tension, whereas correct body alignment actually helps to improve our digestion and breathing capacity. The good news is that massage corrects bad posture by loosening muscles and alleviating much of the pain or discomfort that bad posture causes. Massage can ultimately help … Read more

Do Massage Therapists Need To Be Licensed

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Local Massage Therapy Laws It’s also extremely important that you understand as well as follow any applicable local and civil laws. While you can enquire with your local authorities or other local massage therapists, the American Massage Therapy Association and the Associated Bodyworkers and Massage Professionals are our two primary national massage associations and are … Read more

5 Things You Need To Know About Sports Massage

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1. Don’t Wait If you’re in pain, then you should seek out help from a doctor before you consider a sports massage. It’s always best to ensure there isn’t an injury because the recovery may be different. For example, sustained pressure might help restore motion and eliminate the pain of an injury where a sports … Read more