Massage Therapy by Karen Hill


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This is a presentation about massage therapy. In the presentation you will find information about different types of massage therapy and benefits that massage therapy has to offer. Submitted for CIS 100 online class.

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Massage Therapy by Karen Hill

  1. 1. Massage Therapy<br />By: Karen Hill<br />
  2. 2. History of Massage Therapy<br /><ul><li>Started over 5,000 years ago
  3. 3. Used by civilizations in the East and West
  4. 4. Used to help heal injuries, ease pain and treat illnesses
  5. 5. Proven to relieve stress and produce relaxation</li></li></ul><li>Requirements by the state of Kentucky:<br /><ul><li>Must attend a massage school and complete 700 hours of education
  6. 6. Pass state exam
  7. 7. Must be licensed by the state of Kentucky
  8. 8. Complete 22 hours of continuing education every two years.</li></li></ul><li>Benefits of Massage Therapy<br /><ul><li>Reduces stress
  9. 9. Reduces or eliminates pain
  10. 10. Increases circulation
  11. 11. Increases immune system
  12. 12. Increases range of motion and flexibility
  13. 13. Improves post surgery recovery
  14. 14. Relieves headaches and migraines</li></li></ul><li>A Few Types of Massage Therapy<br /><ul><li>Hot Stone
  15. 15. Ashiatsu
  16. 16. Swedish
  17. 17. Deep Tissue
  18. 18. Specific for chronic pain or old injuries
  19. 19. Thai Yoga Massage</li></li></ul><li>Hot Stone<br /><ul><li>Helps to calm the nervous system
  20. 20. Relieves tight and sore muscles
  21. 21. Uses a moist heat
  22. 22. Different size stones are roasted to a warm and comfortable temperature
  23. 23. Great for relieving stress!</li></li></ul><li>Ashiatsu<br /><ul><li>Majority of work is done using the therapists’ feet while the client is face down.
  24. 24. Pressure may range from very light to very deep</li></li></ul><li>Swedish<br /><ul><li>Also known as relaxation massage
  25. 25. Usually a full body massage that is focused for relaxation of the client</li></li></ul><li>Deep Tissue<br />Some people prefer deeper work and some areas actually require deeper work in order to reach a specific muscle<br />
  26. 26. Massage for Chronic Pain<br /><ul><li>Used to treat injuries
  27. 27. Type of specific work
  28. 28. Usually localized work</li></li></ul><li>Thai Yoga Massage<br /><ul><li>Mixture of massage and stretching
  29. 29. Great way to get to those hard to reach muscles
  30. 30. Helps to increase flexibility</li></li></ul><li>How to find a Massage Therapist<br /><ul><li>Phonebook
  31. 31. Internet
  32. 32. Friend referral
  33. 33. Doctor referral
  34. 34. Chiropractor referral</li></ul>You would be amazed at the number of people that could refer you on to a great massage therapist! <br />
  35. 35. Wrapping Up<br /><ul><li>Massage Therapy helps to improve your health
  36. 36. Many states require licensing, feel free to ask your therapist if they are licensed
  37. 37. You don’t have to be injured in order to enjoy a massage
  38. 38. If there is an injury, massage therapy may promote a better recovery
  39. 39. Many types to try, choose which works best for you</li>