How to choose a massage table
Masseurs work with different clients: some are small, others are very tall, some have very broad shoulders, others have hips and so on. That is why a good adjustable massage…

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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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Throughout my career as an anatomy teacher at the university, my students have asked me several times about muscles that I did not know existed. Since I have been engaged…

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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 session I would feel so much better. I thought that massage gives only a temporary effect, and to consolidate it you need to go through a whole course! After you, the very next day I woke up, and the pain somehow did not happen. I am so pleased!

“But I’m surprised,” I answered. – Could you explain more precisely what it means – “pain as it never happened”? Continue reading

Seven principles of tissue density recovery

Restoring tissue density is a massage technique based on the theory of Linda LePelli, which states that pain in the structures of the musculoskeletal system is directly related to an increase in tissue density. By restoring normal tissue density, you will thereby relieve your client of pain. In addition, by carefully assessing and comparing the density of different tissues of the client, it is possible to accurately diagnose various problems with the musculoskeletal system before, during and after therapy.

To get started, let us turn our attention to the tissue density rating scale developed by Linda.

Level 0 = sluggish fabric, “hanging”, does not resist the force of gravity. This tissue density indicates that a 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

Massage strengthens the immune system and helps fight viruses
More and more studies indicate that massage helps strengthen immunity during the rise in the incidence of SARS, influenza, and other infections and viruses. Many people are now looking for…

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ANTI-CELLULITE MASSAGE, AN INSIDE VIEW
Cellulite is a chronic disease in which, in certain areas, in women, the structure of adipose tissue changes and its fibrosis develops. Cellulite appears and develops primarily due to the…

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“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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Massage and sciatic nerve neuralgia
The most common cause of sciatic nerve neuralgia (sciatica, lumbosacral radiculitis) - one of the longest nerves of the human body that runs from the sacral plexus to the foot…

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