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Massage Modalities: Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage

What is Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage? Literally, the word Ashiatsu translates to “foot pressure.” In this type of massage, therapists deliver strokes through their feet, rather than their hands. Traditionally, the therapist stands over the massage table, with parallel bars overhead for support. Using their feet as well as their body weight, the therapist delivers consistent, deep, broad pressure. Benefits of Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage --Deep pressure [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|0 Comments

Couples Massage 101: Benefits, Marketing, and other Considerations for Massage Therapists

Couples massage consists of concurrent massage sessions given to two people in the same room, with two massage therapists working simultaneously. The massage tables are typically arranged side-by-side. Therapists may select to intensify the shared aspect of the experience by carrying out similar strokes at the same time. Long, soothing strokes, such as in Swedish massage, are perfect for this tandem relaxation. Couples massage may [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|0 Comments

Interoception: How Body Awareness can Prevent Burnout

In early days of intelligence research, IQ was the all-important number. Later, researchers such as Daniel Goleman added social and emotional components to human development. Today, interoception is gaining recognition as a new form of intelligence that may help individuals offset the intensity of modern life. What is interoception? How does it work in the body? And how can improving interoception fight burnout? Answering these [...]

By |December 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Customizing Massage: Questions to Ask to Improve Client Comfort

When dreaming of how to become a massage therapist, a person might think of all the incredible healing techniques they’ll learn at massage therapy school. However, a high-quality school of massage must also teach therapists how to communicate with clients before, during, and after the massage. Asking the right questions can help create a customized healing experience that clients won’t soon forget. Here are a [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Massage & Health, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Customizing Massage: Questions to Ask to Improve Client Comfort

Touch and Human Development

Touch may seem simple, but is actually quite complex. The human brain is capable of differentiating sensations (a pin prick vs. an itch), temperature, pressure, and even emotional intention. Touch is critical in that it allows us to navigate worlds both physical and social. Affective, culture-based information is conveyed through touch. Today we’re considering how pleasant, non-sexual affective touch affects learning and development across the [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Massage & Health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Creating a Safe Place for Healing: Scar Tissue Massage

Following an accident or surgery, patients need a safe place to heal. A massage therapist can create an atmosphere of trust and safe touch, to allow for deep healing. Massage therapy can help heal scar tissue on physical as well as emotional levels. From minor cuts to surgery scars, massage therapy can benefit all types of scar tissue. Scar Tissue Issues There’s a common misconception [...]

By |October 14th, 2018|Categories: Massage & Health|Comments Off on Creating a Safe Place for Healing: Scar Tissue Massage