Posts Tagged ‘massage therapy’

Lauren Finds Relief With Fibromyalgia Therapy

This just in. . . . We keep hearing great testimonials about François’s fibromyalgia work. Thanks for writing yours down for us to share, Lauren!

Fibromyalgia therapy is a gentle and effective hands-on therapy that addresses tender points, coaxes increased range of motion through mild stretching, and utilizes a softer form of trigger point therapy.

This specialized form of therapy is offered by François “Frank” Minani. To learn more or schedule a session, call him directly at 423-863-0390.

 

Massage Therapy Types – Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Swedish Massage

By Tony C Edwards

There are dozens of massage therapy types and techniques. Knowing what they are and what they do is sometimes confusing. It is hard to ask for a particular type of massage if you do not know what it is called or even what it will do for you. Here we will try to break the mystery into an understandable list of some commonly practiced massage types and what they do. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Massage Contraindications – Why Some People Cannot Receive a Massage

By Daniel Brownell

Massage therapy is a wonderful and beneficial form of holistic health care. Massage can provide stress relief, muscle tension relief, improve circulation, and the list goes on. But massage can be detrimental to your health if you have certain physical conditions, illnesses, or disease. You can also put your therapist at risk of contracting certain illness or disease if you are in a contagious state of health.

The term “massage contraindication” means you are not able to receive massage, or the massage may be limited to certain areas of your body. When you are contraindicated for a massage it is for your health and safety as well as the massage therapists. Not all contraindications mean that you will never be able to have a massage. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Massage Therapy Can Ease Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy

By Nicole Cutler

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is not just one disease, but a generic term that covers more than thirty genetic disorders sharing the characteristics of progressive skeletal muscle degeneration and weakness. The severity, progression and distribution of the symptoms as well as age of onset, are some of the things that separate one form of MD from another. Read the rest of this entry »

 

The History of Massage Therapy

By Kristin Kronstain

Massage therapists have enjoyed successful careers throughout human history; but it was not until modern times that comprehensive training programs in the field existed. With professional training, massage therapists can help clients work towards healthier, more relaxed bodies that are spiritually, emotionally, and physically balanced. Massage therapy certification is provided by reputable schools across the U.S.; classes cover new and old massage techniques.

Schools teach massage techniques from around the world. Swedish massage is the most popular, but classes in acupressure, chair massage, and deep tissue massage also instruct students in techniques for helping to heal the body and correct chronic conditions and injuries.

How did ancient massage therapy develop into modern techniques?

1500-3000 BCE

The Chinese produced some of the earliest texts used to treat illness with massage. Doctors combined their knowledge of medicine with methods of martial arts to produce techniques that coincided with the spiritual nature of Buddhism and Taoism. On the other side of the world, tomb paintings revealed that the ancient Egyptians had been practicing massage therapy as well. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Massage Therapy – Promoting Health And Wellbeing

By Gabriel J. Adams

Body massaging is a therapy which can be done by hand or with an instrument to give a soothing effect to the soft tissues of the body. Massage therapy is one of the best and most proficient methods of practice used today to improve the overall health and wellbeing. Good massage techniques will improve blood circulation, reduce any tension, un-strain the muscles and joints, and relax the body and the mind. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Fibromyalgia (FMS)

By Laurie McKee

Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is unknown. Fibromyalgia means pain in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and the soft tissues of the body. Read the rest of this entry »