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Healing Hands: The Benefits of Massage Therapy

The purpose of massage therapy varies according to the practitioner. As a result, the intended goal also differs. Yet, the aim of all massage therapy includes an increased sense and actuality of a person’s well-being. This includes various physical, emotional and spiritual effects. The benefits one is to reap from therapeutic massage range from general [...]

Touch is among the very first senses to develop. Babies need the feel of another’s hands to thrive. Mothers bond with the baby through touching and stroking. Lovers cement their relationship with sensuous flesh-to-flesh contact. A handshake is a way of sealing a contract and patting on the back shows a myriad of emotions while [...]

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Oriental Massage

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Massage goes back approximately 5000 years ago. In the past, Asians recognized and utilized massage. They knew the benefits. In India, Ayurvedic sources from around 1500 to 500 B.C. indicate the use of massage to restore the individual’s mental and physical balance. Theories about the implementation of massage as medical therapy also emerged early in [...]

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Message therapy is a growth industry. It is a field attracting interest from people in all walks of life. If you are thinking of becoming a massage therapist, you should ask yourself a number of questions. Sitting at the top of this list should be a question regarding your suitability. Are you suited for a [...]

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A massage therapist comes into direct contact with the physical body of his or her clients. The close relationship they have requires the setting and maintaining of certain standards. In professions, such a set of codes or standards is called ethics. Sometimes, a board or association will supply the code of ethics for a certain [...]

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Therapeutic massage has been an important element of athletic training and health care since ancient times. Both the Greeks and the Romans realized the significance of the practice in both maintaining the general health and improving the physical performance of athletes. In the late 19th century, rubdowns became a primary part of athletic training. Today, [...]

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When you are setting up your shop or offering your clients a service, you will need to purchase a variety of massage therapy products. These include such things as oils, lotions, gels or creams. If you are performing Aromatherapy Massage, you will also require various essential oils and the products to mix with them. All [...]

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Whether pro-life or pro-choice, the facts about abortion should be things that any woman knows before she ever gets pregnant. The dictionary defines abortion as “the spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation.” What that means is the termination of a pregnancy that results in or is accompanied by [...]

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Hot Stones are one of the newer forms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Yet, you can argue it is actually the revival of a very old traditional form of treatment. Women from around the world have advocated in the past the use of hot stone on the abdomen to decrease the pains of PMS. [...]

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The Victorians are largely responsible for the changes in Western medicine, although the medical advancements of both World War I and World War II did have a major affect. Until Victorian times, herbs (Herbalism) were an integral part of medical treatment. It was also in the 1800s that therapeutic massage became a popular part of [...]

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