Saturday, May 03, 2008

Learn To Massage Like a Professional...

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We'll talk about more "Secrets of Massage" soon!

Until then, remember....Massage Makes The World a Better Place".


Sunday, August 07, 2005

What Should You Look For In A Massage Therapy School?

Massage Therapy continues to be a very promising career

Here's a great article to help you choose a Massage Therapy

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Thursday, August 04, 2005

The Basics of Massage Therapy

Here's an interesting article on the basic benefits
of Massage Therapy.

There is a long list of benefits!

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Massage VS. Reflexology

There is a difference between massage and reflexology.
But, which is more effective?

Or, is there one that can even be more effective than
the other?

Here's an artilce with some interesting points on Reflexology.


Starting a Career in Massage Therapy: What You Need to Know

Thinking long and hard about starting a career in
Massage Therapy?

Here's a great resource for you!


Got Questions About Massage Oils?

Here's a very thorough resource for detailed information
on the huge array of massage and skin oils.

It gets into detail about skin type and common uses
of each type of oil

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Becoming A Professional Massage Therapist

Here's a great report from the American Massage Therapy Association.

It's called, "Becoming A Professional Massage Thereapist" and it
contains some good information if you are thinking of becoming
a massage therapist!

Here you go!


Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Carpal Tunnel Relief Through Massage!

For those of us suffering from Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome, relief may be more simple than the
pain suggests!

Here's the article:

Massage for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
by Tiffany Field, Ph.D.
Miguel Diego; Christy Cullen; Kristin Hartshorn;
Alan Gruskin; Maria Hernandez-Reif, Ph.D.; and
William Sunshine

Massage therapy eases the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
and increases grip strength, according to a recent study.

"Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms are lessened following
massage therapy" was conducted by staff at the Touch
Research Institutes at the University of Miami School of
Medicine in Miami, Florida.

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include pain, tingling,
burning and numbness of the hand. Sixteen people diagnosed
with this syndrome participated in the study. All of them
held jobs involving heavy word processing or computer work.

Subjects were randomly assigned to either the standard-
treatment control group or the massage-therapy group.
Those in the massage group received one massage per week on
the affected arm for four weeks.

They were also instructed in self-massage, which they were
to perform each night before bed.

The massage routine consisted of stroking of moderate
pressure from the fingertips to the elbow. A massage and
pain log was kept by subjects in the massage group. In the
log, participants recorded the times at which they began and
ended self-massage, as well as their levels of pain on a
scale from zero to 10.

Subjects in the control group received no intervention, but
were taught the massage routine after the study ended.

Physicians evaluated participants' carpal tunnel symptoms,
such as tingling, numbness, pain and strength, at the
beginning and end of the four-week study. The Tinel sign,
which tests to see if light tapping of the affected area
elicits pain or tingling, was also used at the start and
finish of the study.

Physicians used the Phalen Test at the beginning and end of
the study as well. The Phalen Test involves flexing of the
wrists to see if numbness or tingling occurs.

A nerve conduction test was also performed at the start and
finish of the study. This involved stimulation of the median
sensory nerves through electrodes placed on each subject's
index finger and wrist. Peak sensory latencies were recorded
to test for nerve compression at the carpal tunnel. Median
peak latency was the primary outcome measure.

Assessments were also made before and after the massage
sessions on the first and last days of the study, including
the Perceived Grip Strength Scale; VITAS, a pain assessment
using a visual analogue scale; the state anxiety inventory;
and the Profile of Mood States.

Results of the study showed that the subjects in the massage
group had significantly less pain and reduced carpal tunnel
symptoms, as well as shorter median peak latencies and
increased grip strength.

"Functional activity also improved as noted in reduced pain
and increased grip strength in the massage therapy group,
both immediately after the first and last massage therapy
sessions and by the end of the study," state the
study's authors.

"Finally, the massage therapy group reported lower anxiety
and depressed mood levels both immediately after the first
and last sessions and by the end of the study."

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About the Author
*Source: Touch Research Institutes at the University of
Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. Originally
published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement
Therapies, 2004, Vol. 8, pp. 9-14.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Massage Reduces Headache Frequency

Almost anyone could use this information on how massage
can reduce the frequency of headaches!

This very interesting article tells us how!

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The Joy of Tantra Massage

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Monday, July 04, 2005

Welcome to "The Blog About Massage!"

If there is a topic you would like to see covered
or don't see on the main site
let us know and we will do our best to research it
and post it here!

Enjoy "The Blog About Massage"!

Here is an article for anyone suffering from neck,
back and shoulder pain:

Beating Your Neck, Back and Shoulder Pain
by: Dr. Joseph J. Berke, M.D., Ph.D.

Suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain?
If you are, you're in good company. Millions of
people wake up every morning and endure every day
experiencing pain in their necks, backs and shoulders.

While neck, back and shoulder pain used to be thought
of as conditions affecting only adults, due to more
parents scheduling routine doctors visits for their
kids, it's becoming increasingly apparent that
children and teenagers are also suffering from the symptoms.

So if it's not age that causes this severe
discomfort, what is it?

Believe it or not, the culprit may be your sleep
habits and the position you sleep in.

Each and everyday, you are putting stress on your spine,
which directly impacts the tension in your neck,
shoulders and back.

Even simple, everyday tasks like sitting at a desk,
driving, and bending over can contribute to wear on these
sensitive parts of your body. Your sleep time is
supposed to be the time of day when these areas of
your body are allowed to relax and regenerate.

However, if your neck isn?t properly supported while
you're sleeping, your body doesn?t have a chance to
recover from the stress it endured throughout the day.

Improper neck support while sleeping can cause
increasingly severe neck, back and shoulder pain over
the years, to a point where it becomes unbearable.

Neck, back and shoulder pain can actually begin a
vicious cycle. You?re in pain, so you can?t sleep,
but you need to sleep (and sleep right), to be able
to get rid of the pain.

A continuous lack of sleep can even lead to further
problems like depression, chronic fatigue, and believe
it or not, even weight gain has been linked to a severe
lack of proper sleep.

Fortunately, scientists and health professionals take
the causes of neck, back and shoulder pain seriously,
and have consistently worked towards finding methods
and remedies that will alleviate the wretched symptoms.

The first step towards eliminating the discomfort of
these symptoms is to correct your sleep habits, and
the most important part of this step is to get a pillow
that properly supports your neck.

Try to find one that is made to be tailored to the
position you sleep in, as not all pillows are created equal.

Memory foam pillows have been increasing in popularity,
and rightfully so. They?ve actually been quite beneficial
in relieving neck, back and shoulder pain for a number of
people who have been enduring it for years.

Massage, yoga, and proper exercise are also methods that
have been found to reduce pain in these regions of the body.
By incorporating small change like these into your lifestyle,
you should have no problem overcoming your ailments.

If a quality visco-elastic pillow doesn?t solve your neck,
back and shoulder pain, you might want to schedule an
appointment with your doctor as your pain may be a symptom
of a more severe underlying condition.

Pain is something that affects your entire being, and
remedying it quickly is vitally important to your
quality of life.

About The Author

Dr. Joseph J. Berke, M.D., Ph.D.
Discover how sleeping on The Better Sleep Pillow can
change your life.

Dr. Joseph J. Berke is an author and inventor dedicated
to helping people get a better night's rest.