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Massage power point

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Massage power point

  1. 1. By: Valerie Mayhood L.M.T.
  2. 2. History of Massage TherapyDates back to before 2000 BCUsed by civilizations in the East and WestManipulation of muscle and connective tissue toenhance function, aid in healing, decrease tension, andused to relieve stress and promote relaxation
  3. 3. Benefits of Massage TherapyReduces stressReduces or eliminates painIncreases circulationIncreases immune systemIncreases range of motion andflexibilityImproves post surgery recoveryRelieves headaches and migraines
  4. 4. Types of Massage Therapy50+ typesSwedishDeep TissueHot StoneAshiatsuMyo-fascial ReleaseRange of Motion/StretchingPregnancy/Prenatal
  5. 5. SwedishAlso known asrelaxationmassageUsually a fullbody massagethat is focused forrelaxation of theclient
  6. 6. DeepTissueSome peopleprefer deeperwork and someareas actuallyrequire deeperwork in order toreach a specificmuscle
  7. 7. Hot StoneHelps to calm thenervous systemRelieves tight andsore musclesUses a moist heatDifferent size stonesare roasted to a warmand comfortabletemperatureGreat for relievingstress!
  8. 8. AshiatsuMajority ofwork is doneusing thetherapists’ feetwhile the clientis face down.Pressure mayrange from verylight to verydeep
  9. 9. Myo-fascialReleaseUsed to treatadhesionsDeep tissuework but lightpressure
  10. 10. ROM orStretchingMassageMixture ofmassage andstretchingGreat way to getto those hard toreach musclesHelps toincrease flexibility
  11. 11. How I became a MTMedical Field -Dentistry? Doctor? Toolong!Associates degreeThe Healing Arts Center (Lake Land)Classroom atmosphereCertificate Program (600 hours/2 years)-5 levels (Intro,Theory & Technique,A&P/Pathology, Business/Ethics,Myofascial/Clinical time)
  12. 12. Requirements by the state ofIllinois:Must attend a massage school and complete minimum of500 hours of educationPass the National Certification Board for TherapeuticMassage & Bodywork examinationMust be licensed by the state of IllinoisFinger printed and background checkComplete 24 hours of continuing education every two yearsPay Fee
  13. 13. Work Atmosphere and ConditionsSpaChiropractic officeGymPhysical therapyCruise ships/ResortsChain business (Massage Envy/MassageLuxe
  14. 14. Salary/WagesTypical prices for massages in thisarea$35/ ½ hr$60 for 1 hr.Not a typical 9 to 5 jobDepends on work environmentFlexibility hours/daysOverhead (rent, supplies, marketing)
  15. 15. Some things to think aboutGrowing businessMT isn’t for everyone (touching people, taxing onbody)Career life span(depends on work environment)Takes time to build clientele (tell about myexperiences)EconomyAbility to raise a family (flexible, make ownhours)
  16. 16. Questions?

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