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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Massage is the Practice of Applying Structured Pressure

Massage is the practice of applying structured pressure, tension, motion or vibration- manually or with mechanical aids- to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints, to achieve a beneficial response. A form of therapy, massage can be applied to parts of the body or successively to the whole body, to heal injury, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, and improve circulation. Where massage is used for its physical and psychological benefits, it may be termed "therapeutic massage therapy" or manipulative therapy.

A Massage Therapist may assess clients by conducting range of motion and muscle testing and propose treatment plans; treat soft tissue and joints of the body through soft tissue manipulation, hydrotherapy, remedial exercise programs and client self help programs; provide courses of treatment for medical conditions and injuries or wellness maintenance; maintain records of treatments given; and may work with other healthcare professionals as part of a team that facilitates an environment that promotes health and overall wellness.A massage therapist is not licensed to diagnose, perform manipulations or adjustments of the human skeletal structure, diagnose, prescribe or provide any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a license to practice chiropractic, osteopathy, physical therapy, podiatry, orthopedics, psychotherapy, acupuncture, dermatology, cosmetology, or any other profession or branch of medicine unless specifically licensed to do so.

In commercial settings, massage techniques involve the client being treated lying down on a massage table or in a massage chair, or on a mattress on the floor. Except for modalities such as Thai Massage or Barefoot Deep Tissue, the massage subject is generally unclothed, and the body may be "draped" with towels or sheets. This also helps keep the client warm. Massage can also be a part of lovemaking for many couples. As massage is a lightly regulated industry, clients are advised to get references, ask questions and judge for yourself. Relaxation is necessary for the maximum benefits to be achieved.

In Swedish, the most popular style in the USA, the treatment may start with the client face up or down for the first part of the session: the client then rolls over (draped by the towels or sheets) for the second half of the session.

4 Comments:

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Martini said...

Hello,

My name is Marta Nelson, I'm a student in Denver Colorado seeking information about massage therapy and other forms of alternative medicine since it is fairly limited here in the states. So I had a couple of questions for a Massage therapist.

What is aromatherapy? What kind of effects can it have on the body?

I understand there is a certification required for massage therapy, what does getting that certification entail?

Do you know if massage therapy is more popular outside of the United States?

What role does natural or homoepathic medicine play in massage therapy?

Is massage therapy suitable for treating more than common aches and pains? What other ailments are treated with massage therapy?

What about pain? Sometimes touching an inflamed muscle is painful, in what instance would massage therapy be inappropriate?

How many of your clients use massage therapy for leisure? Are there more who use the therapy as a remedy for some ailment?

How long have you been practcing? What other forms of healing do you study?

Thank you for your time! This email is part of a college class project that may be published either in print or online, and a copy of the actual article will be available online at http://denver.yourhub.com/Home.aspx?hub=DENVER as soon as it has been written.

Smile!

 
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