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Post-Operative / Surgical Massage

Massage Therapy Can Aid in Postoperative Pain Relief   Position Statement It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that massage has been shown to aid in postoperative pain relief. Background Information Postoperative pain can complicate and delay a patient’s recovery, lengthen hospital stays and costs, and interfere with a patient’s return …

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Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic Massage – Orthopedic Massage describes a comprehensive system, rather than a single technique, that involves therapeutic assessment, manipulation and movement of soft tissues to resolve pain and dysfunction. … A therapist who performs orthopedic massage focuses on problems with the client’s musculoskeletal system. Orthopedics specializes in diseases and injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic massage is a complementary treatment …

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Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is an approach to soft tissue manual therapy in which quasi-static pressure is applied to soft tissue to stimulate skeletal striated muscle.     Neuromuscular therapy is also called trigger point myotherapy. The American Academy of Pain Management recognizes this form of massage therapy as an effective treatment for back pain caused by soft tissue injury …

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body.     What does myofascial release feel like? Relief Through Release. Here are some indications that your pain might be caused by restricted fascia and …

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Massage for Depression and Anxiety

A friendly touch can do wonders for boosting your mental health. What is Massage for Depression and Anxiety? anx·i·e·ty aNGˈzīədē/ noun a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. de·pres·sion dəˈpreSH(ə)n/ noun feelings of severe despondency and dejection. “self-doubt creeps in and that swiftly turns …

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).  Deep tissue massage is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep …

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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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