The benefits of massage therapy


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The benefits of massage therapy

  1. 1. The Benefits of Massage Anthony Wallace, CALA, ND P.C.D.I. Healthcare and Consultants of Texas
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>This course focuses on the many different forms of massage therapies. </li></ul><ul><li>This course will educate the community of the benefits and the dangers of the types of massage therapy. </li></ul><ul><li>The course will educate the community about terms used in massage therapy, the career path and education requirements, and the styles of massage used. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Disclaimer <ul><li>This course is used to educate the community and healthcare personnel about massage therapy. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to share any and all alternative methods and alternative medication with your primary practitioner or naturopath. </li></ul><ul><li>Some therapies combined with conventional medications may cause adverse reactions, unwanted side effects, and even death. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Medical Terms <ul><li>Aromatherapy - the use of scents to heal the patient. </li></ul><ul><li>Message Therapist (LMT) – An educated professional that has finish a 6 month or greater accredited program and has taken a state exam to perform message techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Bodywork – This refers to any work on the body such as message, acupressure, and any art that calms the mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Essence oils – Oil that are infused with plant based medicines. </li></ul>
  5. 5. MASSAGES <ul><li>The benefits and The Dangers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Swedish Massage <ul><li>This is the most common massage used in the Untied States. (way,2010) </li></ul><ul><li>This art uses long strokes, kneading in a circular motion. </li></ul><ul><li>Caution may cause pain or spasms in the extremity that is being worked on </li></ul>
  7. 7. Aromatherapy Message <ul><li>This is a basic Swedish massage but with added essence oils to promote health. </li></ul><ul><li>The essence oil may be oils that promote relaxion. Essence oils are herbal medications </li></ul><ul><li>Use caution with this form of massage because the essence oil may cause drowsiness. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hot Stone Therapy <ul><li>This form of therapy applies heated stones that relaxes the muscles. </li></ul><ul><li>The therapist applies light pressure and massages in circular motion </li></ul><ul><li>Caution redness and irritation may occurs in the area. Patients that are on aspirin or anticoagulant therapy may have bruising. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Deep Tissue Massage <ul><li>This massage targets deep muscle tissue below the fascia to promote more blood circulation. </li></ul><ul><li>The therapist performs slow strokes to the extremity. </li></ul><ul><li>Caution there may be pain after the session due to excessive message. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Shiatsu Message <ul><li>This is a form of Japanese body work with finger pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>The therapist hold pressure with their finger for 2-8 seconds firmly </li></ul><ul><li>Caution If you have any injuries to the bones or muscle-skeletal talk to your therapist about their skillful techniques. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thai Massage <ul><li>This massage uses point pressure just like shiatsu massage. This massage promotes flexibility, range of motion, and blood circulation. </li></ul><ul><li>Caution sports injuries and past surgeries on the extremity it is not recommended for shiatsu massage. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Reflexology <ul><li>This massage is for the foot. It promotes good organ function by the nerve endings of the foot. </li></ul><ul><li>Caution This might increase pain or sensitivity in the feet and eye lids. This technique should be done by a licensed reflexologist to prevent injury. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Amma Message <ul><li>This is a art from Japan that uses the practitioners knees, fingers, thumbs on the acupuncture points of the body. Promotes health </li></ul><ul><li>The patient is seat in a massage chair </li></ul><ul><li>Caution This may produce pain in the localize area on work. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Shiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy <ul><li>This is a form of message therapy that the therapist is standing on the patients back. The therapist is using deep compressions to relieve back pain. </li></ul><ul><li>Caution if you have back injuries, slip disk, curvatures of the spine, or any deformities. This may not be the therapy for you . Contact your therapist. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Balinese Massage <ul><li>This is a swedish massage but with a twist. </li></ul><ul><li>This massage uses coconut oil with other spices to enhance blood circulation, skin detoxifier, and relaxation of the muscles fibers. </li></ul><ul><li>Caution there is no major complications but light pain in the area after the massage. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Connective Tissue Massage <ul><li>This massage uses pressing and pulling like techniques to promote healthy tissue for healing. </li></ul><ul><li>This message repairs the connective tissue to retract and not sag and reduce wrinkles. </li></ul><ul><li>Caution will produce bruises and marks on the skin but will go away in weeks </li></ul>
  17. 17. Lymph Drainage Therapy <ul><li>This massage manually drains the toxins from your body to the lymph system to be discard outside the body. </li></ul><ul><li>This massage will promote healing of the immune system, promote blood circulation, and healthy skin. </li></ul><ul><li>Caution this massage may cause light pain and fatigue </li></ul>
  18. 18. Resources <ul><li>This resource is one of the major resource that way use to construct this power point presentation. For further research please visit the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Cathy Way, 10 popular Types if Massage Therapy, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>This resource educates the community regarding message therapy and possible career change information. www.massagetherapy,com, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>This resource is used for up to date information used in the field of massage therapy and career information. </li></ul><ul><li>National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work. </li></ul>