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ISCHEMIC COMPRESSION

ISCHEMIC COMPRESSION- Ischemia means a lack of blood supply, with associated tissue irritation and congestion. Ischemic compression is a massage technique used in both Shiatsu and trigger point work(often called static pressure) Ischemic compression is a therapy technique used in physical therapy, where blockage of blood in an area of the body is deliberately made, so that a resurgence of local blood flow will …

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CHAIR MASSAGE

What is CHAIR MASSAGE? A chair massage is a very portable form of massage where the client sits leaning forward with his or her head resting on a pad, and the massage therapist has total access to their neck, shoulders and back. Chair massage is a new solution to the problem of stress and job related injury in the work place …

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Barefoot Shiatsu

BAREFOOT SHIATSU- Barefoot Shiatsu is a wonderful massage technique, where the energy flow of the whole body can find balance. The massage practitioner applies pressure and a gliding technique with the feet to stimulate the meridian flow, to release tension, and flush painful muscle issues from tissues, tendons and muscles. Applying compression and integrating the a gliding techniques with the …

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Sports Athletic Event Massage

SPORTS ATHLETIC EVENT MASSAGE- What ever athletic sports you are into, massage can help you! A List of all Sports What is Athletic Event Massage? Sports massage involves the application of therapeutic massage and stretching to assist an athlete’s performance and recovery from activity. However, there are different types of sports massage based on when you give the massage in relation to the competition: Immediately before …

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Meridians

MERIDIANS- Definition: (In acupuncture and Chinese medicine) each of a set of pathways in the body along which vital energy is said to flow. There are twelve such pathways associated with specific organs. There are 12 major meridians in the body: Lung Large intestine Spleen Stomach Heart Small intestine Bladder Kidney Pericardium (circulation/sex) Triple Warmer …

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Shiatsu Massage

SHIATSU MASSAGE- The word Shiatsu is Japanese. “Shi-” refers to finger, and “-atsu” means pressure. Shiatsu – Kanji, Hiragana, is a form of Japanese bodywork based on ideas in traditional Chinese medicine. In the Japanese language, shiatsu means “finger pressure”. Shiatsu techniques include massages with fingers, thumbs, feet and palms; assisted stretching; and joint manipulation and mobilization. To examine a patient, a shiatsu practitioner uses palpation and, sometimes, pulse …

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Ashiatsu

ASHIATSU- Meaning – “foot” (ashi) “pressure” (atsu) Ashiatsu is a type of massage therapy in which the therapist walks on the client’s back, using bars and other props for support to vary pressure and weight. This modality has its roots in Asia, but today, several different versions of Ashiatsu massage are practiced around the world. Learning to …

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Chi Nei Tsang

WHAT IS CHI NEI TSANG- Chi Nei Tsang  is a holistic approach to the healing touch modality of old Taoist Chinese origin. It integrates the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our being. CNT goes to the very origin of health problems, including psychosomatic responses. Chi Nei Tsang literally means “working the energy of …

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Pump, Lymphedema

WHAT IS LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE PUMP AND LYMPHEDEMA- Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of massage based on preliminary evidence which is hypothesized to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of …

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