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Stress

  Stress and Anxiety Research Mayo Clinic Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for: Anxiety. … Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered …

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Massage and Integrative Medicine

  It is the position of AMTA that IM has a therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient… focus more on maintaining health instead of simply treating illness and disease.  What is (IM) Integrative Medicine? Integrative Medicine (IM) is healing oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between …

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Myofascial Trigger Point Massage

[mī·ōfa′shē·əl] “pertaining to a muscle and its sheath of connective tissue, or fascia.” Myofascial trigger point Massage, also known as trigger points, are described as hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle. They are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response and has a referred pain …

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Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is the most popular type …

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Sports Stretch Massage, Fascial Stretch FST & Self Stretching

Receiving Sports Stretch Massage, Fascial Stretch FST & Self Stretching can be extremely relaxing and therapeutically beneficial! Position Statement It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that those who participate in exercise programs, as well as athletes in training, can benefit from massage therapy. Sports Stretch Over time, an accumulation of …

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Sports Injury Massage

Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports injury massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance. Position Statement It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that those who participate in exercise programs, as well as athletes in training, can benefit from massage therapy. Benefits …

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Relaxing Massage

When you experience a relaxing massage, you can expect a treatment that involves: Long smooth gliding strokes that are rhythmic and flowing. Pressure that is deeply relaxing, but not painful. A treatment that is designed to soothe and relax you, not to relieve chronic pain or other underlying ailments. A relaxing massage is a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding …

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Reflexology

The origins of Reflexology evidently reach back to ancient Egypt as evidenced by inscriptions found in the physician’s tomb at Saqqara in Egypt. The translation of the hieroglyphics are as follows: “Don’t hurt me.” The practitioner’s reply:- ” I shall act so you praise me. ” We cannot determine the exact relationship between the ancient …

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