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