You’ll need to be a good listener to make sure you’re meeting your client’s needs and treating them for what they came to see you about. It’s also important for all types of complementary therapist (not just massage therapists) to be able to set boundaries.This can be key to keeping your appointments running on time, [...]
1. Flexible workIf you’re setting up as self-employed, you get to set your hours of business and fit work around your other commitments, whether that’s family, another job, or writing your memoirs.2. Working from homeYou’ll also be in charge of where you work, if you decide to work for yourself. If you’re not working as [...]
Massage therapists manipulate the muscles and soft tissues of the body to help alleviate tension, aches and pains. If you decide this is the career path for you, clients may be coming to you for a number of reasons.Some may just need help to relax. Others could need rehabilitation following a sports injury, or help [...]
86 percent of individuals surveyed view massage as being beneficial to overall health and wellness.87 percent of individuals surveyed believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain; with 30 percent of respondents stating they have used massage therapy for pain relief.Consumers received an average of 4.4 massages in the past 12 months.Consumers received an average of 12.7 massages in the past 5 [...]
Research indicates that massage and myotherapy are effective in managing: subacute/chronic low back paindelayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)anxietystresssoft tissue injurieshigh blood pressureinsomnia.They can also be effectively used to support people with:a chronic diseasea life threatening illness such as cancer.
Typically, massage practitioners use either oil or talcum powder to allow their hands to slip over a person's skin. Sometimes, a sheet or thin piece of cloth might be used for the same effect. Different types of massage may include:myotherapy – involves the assessment and treatment of soft tissue pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. [...]
One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine, are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair [...]
Deep tissue massage does what it says 'on the tin' - it is a massage technique that works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Similar to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage uses slower and firmer strokes and pressure than other treatments - deep finger pressure that concentrates on particular areas, and follows or goes [...]
Relaxation. Swedish Massage both calms the nervous system and relaxes muscular tension.Reduces Stress. Many of us live demanding lives, both overscheduled and over-worked. Stress can manifest in the body with increased muscle tension and sometimes pain. Stress can manifest in the mind with increased worry or anxiety. Swedish Massage helps to clear the body and [...]
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