Archive for October 2008

Head Away those Headaches – With Trigger Point Massages

October 27, 2008 | 42 Comments

It seems unbelievable, but there was a period when I fervently wished I would have a headache, just so I would know how one felt. A few of us learnt a basic trick of married life pretty early on – that a headache could be used as an excuse to get out of doing stuff […]

Pain—An Important Part of Healing in Massage Therapy

October 12, 2008 | 2 Comments

Pain is the result when the body undergoes an injury. Have you ever twisted your ankle? As soon as the ankle swells up with inflammation, pain begins, and the muscles surrounding the site of injury undergo muscle spasm. That is, they tighten up. This tightening of muscle around the injury is the body’s natural way […]

What is Rolfing? Who Can Benefit?

October 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Rolfing is form of bodywork that involves loosening the fascia covering our muscles and other organs and aligning the body to help promote better posture. It is the goal of rolfing to provide postural release and support the body so that it functions to its fullest potential. Structural abnormalities can promote dysfunction or even pain. […]

What is Myofascial Release in Massage Therapy?

October 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

Myofascial release is a highly specialized stretching method utilized by massage therapists to treat patients with various soft tissue disorders. To know what myofascial release is and why it works so well, one must know something about fascia. Fascia refers to the thin layer of connective tissue that covers all organs of the body. This […]

9 Benefits of Getting a Massage With Herbal Oil

October 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

It has been hotly debated whether or not the massage therapist should use herbal oil as part of the general massage of the entire body. As a recipient of regular massage, I find that the oil benefits me greatly by reducing the friction between me and the therapist’s hands. Whether or not the massage therapist […]

What is Lymphatic Massage?

October 2, 2008 | 33 Comments

Lymphatic massage is a gentle kind of massage. This massage serves to stimulate the lymphatic system to increase metabolism, remove cellular waste and debris, and promote a healthy immune system. Lymphatic massage is also known as lymphatic drainage. The body’s lymphatic system is the focus of a lymphatic massage. The lymphatic system works for the […]

What is Breema Bodywork in Massage Therapy?

October 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

Breema bodywork is a kind of body therapy that utilizes simple forms of tactility and body movement. There exists two kinds of of breema therapy. Self-breema exercises Bodywork The purpose of both kinds is to increase the energy flow of the body and to bring the body to the present time. Self-breema exercises utilize gentle […]