Holiday Marketing Ideas for Massage Therapists
The time has come to choose the perfect gifts for your near and dear ones - a great time for us, massage therapists and manual therapists! December and January often…

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Why self-care is so important to a massage therapist
In my seminars on orthopedics and massage, which I hold around the world, I always put emphasis on the importance of taking care of one's own health in the life…

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Massage therapist ethics
Ethics - the doctrine of moral principles and acceptable behavior in a particular situation or society. Ethics can be individual, group or professional. In our field of activity, professional ethics…

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Rectus femoris muscle

The rectus femoris muscle divides the front of the thigh in two and is located between the tailor muscle and the tensor of the broad fascia of the thigh. The rectus femoris muscle is the longest of all four heads of the quadriceps femoris — it is the only one that crosses the hip joint and is located most superficially. The rectus femoris muscle is bifurcated – its fibers go obliquely to the tendon located in the middle, attaching to it from two sides. Due to this structure, more muscle fibers are located on each section of this muscle compared to muscles that have a parallel arrangement of fibers, which provides it with great potential physical strength. It is the two-pinned arrangement of the fibers that makes this muscle the primary engine for flexion of the thigh and extension of the leg at the knee.

The rectus femoris muscle pulls the thigh bone forward in the hip joint when a person throws the shin forward in the limb transfer phase when walking. At the end of this movement, the heel of the forward foot takes the position Continue reading

Sports massage

In a previous article on sports massage, we talked about three key principles that distinguish this type of massage from classic, relaxing, general, and many others. Today we would like to discuss in detail the third principle, the essence of which is to correctly determine the goal of therapy – improving mobility, flexibility, stability or neural connections, that is, control of the central nervous system over the musculoskeletal system.

Mobility is the maximum available range of motion in a particular joint, which in orthopedics is usually Continue reading

“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 of scientific treatises have been written about the positive impact of massage procedures on the human body.

In support of this, there are vivid historical examples. For example, everyone heard the name Hippocrates – this is an outstanding doctor of the past, the father of modern medicine. Hippocrates lived in Ancient Greece, actively promoted massage, used it to treat patients and received excellent results.

However, few people know another name – Herodicos. Herodicos was a friend of his contemporary and Continue reading

Thai massage basics
Thai massage is the oldest method of traditional Thai medicine. All of his techniques are a combination of pressure, stretching and twisting, that is, a complex system of action on…

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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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Ayurvedic massage
Let's go back to antiquity when there were no antibiotics, but there were special treatment techniques, instead of pills and injections, the sensitive fingers of a masseur. The word "massage"…

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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…

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