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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 ...

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