Swedish massage involves
massage therapists using a
technique that relaxes the whole
body. They accomplish this by
rubbing muscles in the direction
that blood flows to the heart.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy allows
massage therapists to relieve pain
in clients through techniques that
target trigger points in muscles. By
applying pressure to these points,
massage therapist are able to
target specific pain in the body.
Deep Tissue Massage
In deep tissue massage,
massage therapists apply
deeper pressure to muscles
and connective tissue. The
technique can be used to help
clients who suffer from
chronic stiffness of muscles.
Sports massage is personalized
to the needs of the athlete. The
technique focuses on areas of
the body most affected by the
athlete’s sport. For many
athletes, these massages are
part of their weekly routine.
In Thai massage, massage
therapists use a combination of
rhythmic compressions and yoga-
like stretches that assist in
reducing stress and improving
Hot Stone Massage
The hot stone massage process
includes massage therapists
applying smooth, warmed stones to
their client’s body. The heat from
the stones helps relax and loosen
up muscles throughout the body.
In myofascial release, massage
therapists target the connective
tissue in the body, stretching a
client’s muscles. The stretches are
guided by the client’s body reaction
to the stretch.
Craniosacral therapy uses the
body’s natural healing
properties. Massage therapists
utilize hand placement to induce
stabilization of the body’s systems
through gentle manipulations of the
skull and sacrum.
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massage therapy programs
at Minnesota School of
Business, call 1-877-655-7676
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Information regarding program cost, graduate outcomes, and the occupations each program prepares students to enter can
be accessed on the individual program web pages via links contained at www.msbcollege.edu/degree-programs/.