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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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…

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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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intervertebral hernia

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

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 requires us to behave worthily, comply with all norms, laws and regulations, maintain the moral character and prestige of the entire profession, respect for customers and the desire to provide the highest quality services.

In addition, an ethical masseur never crosses professional boundaries and always remains within the framework of his activities, and if necessary directs the client to specialists in other fields. Whatever the ethical masseur does, he always does it for the benefit of the client. Continue reading

Massage and self-rejection
How massage helps with eating disorders Nowadays, many people worry about their weight, volume and appearance. However, in some cases, this concern is rampant and becomes a problem that leads…

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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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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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Posture and movement
How the way we move affects who we are Posture is an object of close attention of massage therapists and chiropractors around the world. Seminars, studies are held on this…

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