“The effect of massage on the human body”
Probably everyone who has at least an approximate idea of ​​a procedure such as massage knows that massage is good. Massage relaxes or tones, heals, strengthens, improves, etc. etc. Thousands…

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What does running mean?
How painful actions give us clues when designing a treatment plan “Honestly, I'm very surprised,” said my client, an orthopedic surgeon. - I did not expect that after just one…

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Scoliosis
Scoliosis - the pathology is very mysterious, and sometimes even completely surprising. And that's why: • About 85% of cases of scoliosis are idiopathic in nature (that is, in such…

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Lymphatic drainage massage

Inflammatory processes (both independent diseases and symptoms) in the modern world are more and more common. This topic has become the subject of many studies, as scientists are constantly finding new connections between various diseases and inflammation. Among these diseases are the ones we encounter every day: for example, simple injuries, tissue damage or musculoskeletal pain, and others, for example, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and cancer.

Inflammation is a natural reaction of an organism to a threat, an attempt to protect itself and recover, to get rid of certain irritants of microorganisms or pathogens. However, in the long run, inflammation can lead to tissue damage, which, in turn, leads to the development of special molecules that re-launch inflammatory processes. Such a vicious circle can ultimately cause a disruption in the functioning of a variety of tissues and organs, especially Continue reading

Key concepts of massage psychology

We all know that the work of a massage therapist implies responsibility and commitment to professional ethics – that is why we all need to understand the basic aspects of the psychology of our activities. Nowadays, the lack of knowledge about massage ethics does not relieve anyone of responsibility to clients and colleagues. Understanding these concepts is very simple if they are fully and correctly presented.

We all know about our professional boundaries, but not everyone has heard of such phenomena as therapeutic relationships, differences in awareness, transference, countertransference, projection, repression and denial. These concepts are the cornerstone of the ethical decision-making process and the behavior of Continue reading

6 tests to diagnose finger joint injuries

Finger Mobility Tests

A person’s finger has three joints, and normally each of these joints should have a full range of motion, and reaching the extreme points of these ranges should not cause pain. However, joint pain is a common problem, not only among our clients, but also ourselves – massage therapists and manual therapists.

Today I will tell you about a couple of simple tests that will help you make the right diagnosis for a client who comes with complaints of pain in the hands. To get started, try all the tests I have proposed on yourself – this is a great way to feel these movements yourself and understand what strength and pressure should be Continue reading

Three myths about massage research
Today, the author of the article, a scientist, massage therapist and teacher, will tell you about the three most common misconceptions related to scientific research in the field of massage.…

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Scoliosis
Scoliosis - the pathology is very mysterious, and sometimes even completely surprising. And that's why: • About 85% of cases of scoliosis are idiopathic in nature (that is, in such…

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How do massage therapists get injured at work?
Massage is hard physical work, and in order to ensure professional longevity, we must take care of our health. The first step to the prevention of injuries that may lead…

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The nature of the dislocation of the shoulder joint
Everyone knows that the shoulder joint is the loosest of the joints of the human body and no other can be compared with it in mobility. At the same time,…

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