Archive for September 2008

The Four Levels of Touch in Massage Therapy

September 30, 2008 | 2 Comments

Touch is considered one of our most basic needs. Many times, we can tell the difference between a “good touch” and a “bad touch.” Do not be misled into thinking that these kinds of touch are purely sexual in nature. When we go to a professional massage therapist or body worker, we can detect something […]

What is Manual Lymph Drainage in Massage Therapy?

September 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Manual lymph drainage (MLD) refers to a very gentle kind of massage therapy used to get rid of excess fluid from the body and improve the overall role of the lymphatic system. This particular method of massage therapy is used to treat lymphedema, which is the blocking of lymph nodes in the upper and lower […]

What is Massotherapy?

September 28, 2008 | 2 Comments

Massotherapy is a generic term for medical or therapeutic massage. Massage therapy is one of the oldest and most effective forms of medicine. There is no documented scientific evidence why massage therapy works. We just know that it does. Massotherapy is considered a holistic therapy because it aims to reduce the heart rate by helping […]

What is Aquatic Massage Therapy?

September 27, 2008 | 1 Comments

Aquatic massage therapy involves a gentle, manual massage therapy procedure that utilizes the buoyancy of water in a therapeutic pool. In most cases, aquatic massage therapy benefits a client more because the body experiences an increased range of motion in water than it does outside of the water. In a therapeutic pool, the massage therapist […]

What is Thai Massage in Massage Therapy?

September 25, 2008 | 2 Comments

In the holistic community, the term Thai massage is referenced by many names. Some of those names include Ancient Thai massage and Yoga massage. In Thailand, Thai massage is referred to as Nuad Phaen Boran. The focus of a Thai massage is to align the misaligned energies of the body. Contrary to European style massage, […]