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
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
We all heard about the various therapeutic effects of essential oils: some help fight colds and infections, others have an antibacterial effect, others invigorate and make us more attentive … Are there any essential oils that can help cope with heart pain – not physical, but emotional?
Of course, we are not psychologists or psychotherapists, but everyone has long known that the touch of a massage therapist has a complex effect on the emotional sphere of the client – including that it can help overcome the burdens of loneliness, sadness, sadness, and spleen. The use of essential oils during massage helps create a comfortable and cozy atmosphere. But that’s not all – the aromas of some oils directly affect Continue reading